11 May 2022
Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

In this Issue:
May 15 is Refugee Sunday
Anglican United Refugee Alliance
Tending the Soul
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
The following article from our ministry partner the Anglian United Refugee Alliance (AURA) is an example of the work that your donation to FaithWorks supports.
May 15 is Refugee Sunday

Bishop Andrew Asbil designated Sunday, May 15, 2022, as Refugee Sunday in our Diocese.

"We have all seen the videos, photos and headlines over the past year: Afghanistan falling to the Taliban last August; civil war ravaging Ethiopia; and most recently, Russia’s continuing assault on Ukraine – not to mention ongoing conflicts in other parts of the world. The need is greater than ever."
Bishop Andrew Asbil

Refugee Sunday is observed near the feast of Pentecost, when the early Church first awakened to its calling to be a place of welcome for all nations. We are reminded of how our welcome transforms the world.

AURA and Diocesan staff are pleased to offer resources for your parish to celebrate Refugee Sunday, including video interviews with refugees and sponsors; updated fact sheets; an overview of the sponsorship process; and prayers and worship resources.

Please click HERE to visit the AURA website for Refugee Sunday.

Donate to FaithWorks HERE to support the work of AURA
Tending the Soul
Thursdays at 12 noon on Diocesan YouTube

Click HERE to join in or see past sessions.

 “Tending the Soul” is a series of honest and hopeful conversations for the Church and its leaders about ministry in this time. What’s changed and what are we learning? Where are we finding abundance in the face of disruption? What do we imagine for the future?

May 12 - Ministry with children, youth & families
May 19 - Stories of Generosity: the transformative impact of giving
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.

Donate today at faithworks.ca or use the QR code
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
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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.