FaithLines 20 May 2020

Remember, this year’s campaign is a very special effort as 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, FaithWorks received an extra dollar. Parishes are encouraged to make a special effort this year. Host a special event, set a goal, promote the campaign widely – do something a little different to make a huge difference.
To date, our Easter Appeal has raised over $60,000 in new or increased donations.
THANK YOU to all who have been so generous. However, we will only receive the Matching Challenge Grant of $100,000 if we raise the full $100,000 ourselves. We still have a ways to go. So please help us reach our goal by making your donation today at our web site faithworks.ca It's easy to do!

How Will My Gift Be Used?

FaithWorks provides essential operating support to its Ministry Partners. Links to the websites of each of these ministries can be found on our website:  www.faithworks.ca .

The chart below illustrates the distribution of funds raised from individuals, parishes, corporations, foundations and trust income in 2019.
FaithWork focuses its support in the following four areas:

·        Caring for people who are homeless and ex-prisoners
·        Caring for newcomers and refugees
·        Caring for at-risk women, children and youth
·        Caring for Indigenous Peoples and HIV/AIDS impacted people

FaithWorks' campaign materials are based on Micah 6:8:

“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”

With this passage as a guide, we can help to manifest the Kingdom of God on earth. 
Where we're going ...
We are only gathering virtually. The Director of Stewardship, Peter Misiaszek, and I would normally be visiting parishes in person to speak of FaithWorks. Why not virtually!!! If you would like one of us to speak to your parish during your online Sunday worship please contact FaithWork Speakers Bureau at fwspeakersbureau@toronto.anglican.ca

If you would like the pre-recorded video of my sermon promoting FaithWorks (11 minutes) or the 20th Anniversary of FaithWorks video
(2 minutes) for your Sunday morning services, please email me so that I can make them available to you.
Peter Mentis
FaithWorks Campaign Manager

135 Adelaide St. E.
Toronto, ON M5C 1L8
416-363-6021 ext. 242
1-800-668-8932 ext.242