Be a Part of the Change
Reaching out beyond our walls to be the hands and feet of Christ in our world is the mission of our congregation, and of the United Church of Canada. That’s why at St. John’s our Outreach supports projects locally, throughout Canada and Internationally by raising funds and providing countless hours of volunteering.
St. John’s has established a faithful history of active involvement stretching over several decades with many local charities. The congregation donates to the Mission and Service fund through the envelope program. A portion of the funds are sent to The United Church of Canada to support their programs. Funds from the General Fund are combined with those raised by special events to support various projects recommended by the Power of One team.
Here are some of the initiatives we serve:
Kerr Street Mission – Children’s Day Camp, The Neighbourhood Care Network and Food Fresh
Lighthouse for Grieving Children
Syrian Refugee family settled in Canada in 2016
St. John’s contributes Nationally through providing Post-Secondary Education for Indigenous students through Indspire.
Some of the annual fundraising efforts include Sunday Loonie/Toonie donations, a Men’s Cake Auction.
St. John’s contributes Globally through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, specifically The Sharecropper Project in partnership with Bethesda Lutheran Church in Unionville, Ontario. Donations from the congregation combined with annual fundraising events and efforts are matched four times by The International Development Fund of Canada.
Some of the annual fundraising efforts include Room at the Table Pasta Dinner.