25 May 2022
Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

In this Issue:
Bob's story at Orillia Christian Centre 'The Lighthouse'
Blankets for Migrant Workers Ministry
Support the Spirit Garden Appeal
FaithWorks' ministry partner PWRDF helps in Ukraine. So can you.

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“Abundance and grace call us to be generous and trusting”
The Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
This article from our ministry partner, the Orillia Christian Centre 'The Lighthouse', is an example of the work that your donation to FaithWorks supports.

Bob's Story
by Lynn Thomas,
Development and Communications Manager

Picture: L-R Peter Mentis, Bob Nash, Lynn Thomas in the new kitchen

Bob has been a wonderful asset to our team.
Bob Nash is a cook by trade and in heart.  When the pandemic hit, he lost his job at Casino Rama as the hospitality industry closed down everywhere. He decided to seek work in trades and began to work as a painter. Bob worked with the crew who were contracted to paint the new Lighthouse Community Services facility in Orillia.

While painting the building, Bob observed the beautiful commercial kitchen being constructed. He said to himself, "I would LOVE to work in a kitchen like that!"  He asked the project manager who he should talk to about applying for a job.  Bob applied and was hired by ‘The Lighthouse’ once the new facility opened in July 2021. 
Bob’s salary is being supplemented with funding from FaithWorks. He is thankful to work for an organization that feeds vulnerable, homeless and food insecure people in Orillia.

‘The Lighthouse’ has faced an increased need and demand for meals in the community as it is the only daily community meal program in Orillia.  ‘The Lighthouse’ distributed over 54,000 meals to the community in 2021 through feeding the shelter participants, assisting families in need and distributing bagged lunches outdoors as the regional health unit would not allow indoor dining with the exception of our shelter participants.

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Orillia Christian Centre 'The Lighthouse'

An Urgent Request from our ministry partner
the Migrant Workers Ministry in Durham Region
Since we have been having unseasonably cold temperatures, some of the workers are asking if we have warm blankets. If you have clean blankets that you can donate, it would be greatly appreciated!
Please drop them off at St. Saviour’s in Orono this week on Wednesday 25 May from 11:30 am -1 pm or next Tuesday 31 May from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Also, you can contact me for pick-up at 416-886-4482. 
Blessings, Rev Augusto
A $100,000 Matching Challenge Grant for 2022

A generous donor has offered a $100,000 matching challenge grant for all new and increased donations. That means for every dollar raised over last year’s amount, by an individual or parish, FaithWorks receives an extra dollar. We encourage you to make a special effort this year.

Doing a little more can make twice the difference.

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The Diocese of Toronto is responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Call to Action #82. It calls for the installation of Residential School Monuments in each provincial capital. The Spirit Garden at Toronto City Hall will be a place for teaching, learning, sharing and healing. You can donate by clicking here:
PWRDF is supporting ACT Alliance
in Ukraine.
You can donate by clicking here:
FaithWorks Sermon or Presentation

To assist and inspire, you can arrange for a sermon, presentation or visit by representatives of our ministry partners, the Director of Stewardship Development, Peter Misiaszek, or me, by contacting the FaithWorks Speakers Bureau at
If you wish to highlight your Parish's events in support of FaithWorks, please forward the details to faithworks@toronto.anglican.ca
FaithWorks Videos

The FaithWorks website, faithworks.ca has been updated with new videos to promote FaithWorks. There are short, medium and long videos to include in your parish's online presence or in-person gatherings.

To download any of these videos to use online, contact faithworks@toronto.anglican.ca
Peter Mentis (he/him)
FaithWorks Campaign Manager

135 Adelaide St. E.
Toronto, ON M5C 1L8
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1-800-668-8932 ext.242
We build healthy, missional Anglican communities that engage faithfully with the world and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. I acknowledge that my office resides on the territory of sovereign Indigenous Nations, the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat. I acknowledge especially the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Toronto Treaties.