12 May 2021

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In this Issue:
You are invited! - May 28 - An Evening of Celebration & Appreciation
Preview of the 25th anniversary video
Looking back 25 years - Diocese in crisis

You are Invited!
Friday 28 May
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
on Zoom webinar

An Evening
of Celebration and Appreciation

Please register in advance:
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Join us for this Special Event!
Preview of the FaithWorks
25th anniversary video

“The work that’s being done at Flemingdon Park Ministry, it’s not possible without FaithWorks.”
Esey, Flemingdon Park Ministry, Toronto

“FaithWorks impacts Inn from the Cold by allowing us to take our daily programming up to the next level so we may potentially be able to provide another meal, an extra meal, provide clothing. It essentially allows us to meet each client where they are at and provide them with what is needed at that time.”
Ashley, Inn from the Cold, Newmarket


Excerpt from 'We who are One Body'

The creation and impact of FaithWorks as a dynamic response to the needs of the marginalized in the Diocese of Toronto and beyond.

by Susan McCulloch

“A report prepared in 1995 for the Diocesan Treasury Board and the College of Bishops characterized the then-current financial situation as a crisis demanding a response that included a significant increase in revenue, decreased expenses, and / or the redeployment of existing resources.”

“Diocesan leaders, including Archbishop Finlay, Bishop Michael Bedford-Jones, and Archbishop Colin Johnson recalled their concern that the next round of austerity measures would reduce funding for outreach at the very time that the Church was being called upon to mend the ever-widening gaps in the social safety net.”

“Various courses of action were possible. One option might have been to consolidate all outreach ministry into just one or two projects.” “At the other end of the spectrum, some reasoned that it would be better to sow many seeds in a variety of places and nurture the ministries that sprang forth from those efforts.”

“Following the 1994 Synod, Archbishop Finlay appointed a Task Force on Anglican Charities. In its report to Treasury Board the follow spring, the task force stated unequivocally that it “believed that cost cutting should end and that the Diocese should look forward with faith to perform outreach. To this end, fund raising has to become more effective and more wide spread....” The task force strongly recommended the recruitment of a financial development officer along with the development and implementation of a comprehensive financial development plan. Other recommendations included the development of a long-term stewardship education program to be undertaken by parishes and the initiation of a planned giving program.”

to be continued . . .
If you wish to highlight your Parish's events in support of FaithWorks, please forward the details to faithworks@toronto.anglican.ca
Virtual and Video Sermons available
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.
Coming soon - the 25th Anniversary of FaithWorks video!!!
Peter Mentis (he/him)
FaithWorks Campaign Manager

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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.