Mission & Service Fund
- Sets annual congregational target for the Mission & Service (M&S) Fund
- Educates congregation about the work of the M&S Fund by reading “Minute For Missions” during the service approximately twice per month
- Brings to attention of congregation M & S status, as necessary
Serving Coffee After Service, Once Per Month
This is outreach to our congregation. It gives us visibility as a committee. It gives us a unique opportunity to promote that we are a fair trade congregation. We serve coffee once per month, on the third Sunday of the month
Fair Trade Products (coffee, tea, chocolate)
This is an example of international outreach. Buying from fair trade producers ensures the workers are paid a decent wage for their efforts, while the majority of workers in the production of these products continue to be treated unfairly by large corporations, earning a mere pittance, with disregard for health and safety and employee rights. If you would like more information about ordering fair trade products, contact us via the church office or email us.
Bi-Monthly Blood Donor Clinic
The bi-monthly blood donor clinics are a valuable outreach to our community. This activity enables members of our congregation to be involved in outreach.
If you would like to assist with the blood donor clinics, please contact us via the church office or email us
For more information on Canadian Blood Services go to: bloodservices.ca
Salvation Army Food Bank
This is another example of valuable community outreach. Mission and Service encourages the donation of items to the Salvation Army food bank. Thanks so much to Sue and Cornie Tessman who, for the last decade at least, pick up the items from the church each and every week and deliver them for us. We have designated the third Sunday of every month as food bank Sunday, when we remind folks to bring along a non-perishable food item.
But, you know, any day is a good day to drop off a food bank donation and place it in the basket in the narthex.
White Gift Service
Annually in December, the Mission and Service Committee is responsible for distribution of gifts collected during the congregation’s White Gift Service. This is another example of community outreach.
In recent years gifts were graciously received by Herizon House (women’s shelter in Ajax), Cornerstone (men’s shelter in Oshawa), the local youth shelter, and the Salvation Army Food Bank. Cash donations were given to the benevolent fund.