Christmas Outreach Program
Humbercrest’s 2019 Christmas Outreach Program will once again focus on the very great needs of Jane-Finch Ministry. Throughout December up to White Gift Sunday you will find our white baskets in the narthex waiting for your contributions of food, clothing, new personal care products items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, hair combs and brushes. Envelopes will also be available for the Jane-Finch Mission. Please help, as generously as you have in the past, to bring hope and comfort to families with children, marginalized adults, homeless street youths and isolated seniors.
Food on the Street
A dedicated group of people are working with Roncesvalles United Church to supply ingredients and menu items for dinners and lunches for Roncesvalles United’s food program. Anyone interested in helping out should contact Sandra Fletcher through the Church Office.
Items which the Roncesvalles United food program are always in need of are: Coffee, tea ,sugar, canned tomatoes, pasta, olive oil, socks, underwear, canned beans, stock, tomato paste, toothpaste, shampoo,.deodorant. Items may be left on the table at the front of the Sanctuary under the “When I was hungry…” banner.
Just for Men Group
Meets at 10 a.m. on the first and third Friday of each month for coffee and conversation. No duties, agenda, just great fellowship. Contact the church office for more information.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry supports those who are dealing with particularly trying special events by providing them a hand-made prayer shawl, as a mantle of healing and comfort. Created at member’s homes the shawls are blessed during Sunday Service.
Over the centuries, shawls have come to symbolize shelter, peace, and spiritual sustenance. Since the inception of the Prayer Shawl Ministry in 1998, the members of this ecumenical organization have lovingly donated their time and talents by creating hand-knitted and crocheted shawls for those in need. Shawls may be given for healing, for comfort, for the distressed, for those who mourn, for those who travel or move away, for a new baby, for a graduate, for newlyweds, for those in the military or their families, for retirement, for special birthdays, or for other celebrations or occasions lifted up.
The ministry’s message of caring is simple, universal, and enduring. And we have seen time and again that the creation and presentation of a prayer shawl, like all acts of generosity, enriches the giver as well as the recipient.
From the book The Prayer Shawl Ministry – Reaching Those In Need;
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Most Sundays, the congregation gathers after service in our Heritage Hall for a time of fellowship. Please consider volunteering for this wonderful tradition. Coffee and tea are provided by Congregational Life. Treats are appreciated but not necessary. What You Need To Know
Young at Heart
There is a series of four lunches per year held on Mondays. These occur in March, May, October and December. The luncheon menus vary but may consist of juice, salad, dessert and either an assortment of sandwiches, or pita pockets from the Pickle Barrel, or a quiche lunch.
There is usually a program in the Friendship Room following the lunch which may consist of a sing-a-long, or a discussion on various topics. This is another opportunity to socialize.
If you wish to have your name added to the phone list please contact David Drake in the church office (416-767-6122). We do not require you to provide your Senior Citizen Card to gain entry!
Women’s Potluck Suppers
A new favorite with the women at the church and in the wider community. A four seasonal gathering of women to enjoy good food and fellowship in the Heritage Hall.
A comment from a recent potluck supper:
“Last Monday the Women’s Potluck gave time for some of us to gather for some delicious summer salads, desserts, great conversation … and at my table, lots of laughter and storytelling!”