Christmas Is for Giving!
The FaithWorks and Outreach Committee encourages you to enhance your Christmas experience by participating in the following seasonal ministry opportunities:
Christmas Gift Drive
Thanks to generous support from Mastermind Toys and from Canadian Tire (Leslie and Sheppard), every dollar that we raise becomes up to $3 for Christmas gifts. If you would like to help, please drop a cheque payable to “St. Johns – Christmas Gifts” in the collection plate on Sunday or bring it to the office during the week (receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more).
Gifts purchased through this drive go to children at Robertson House women’s shelter, homework club students at the Downsview Youth Covenant, children of prisoners through Friends of Dismas and to volunteers at Flemingdon Park Ministry.
The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree is set up towards the end of November (beginning of Advent). Parishioners drape it with handmade or purchased mittens, hats and scarves that are included in Christmas gift boxes for distribution by Flemingdon Park Ministry. Those with no talent for yarn work and no time for shopping can drop a cheque payable to Flemingdon Park Ministry in a collection plate or off at the office, and it will be sent on accordingly.