22 June 2022

In this Issue:
Toronto Urban Native Ministry - part 2
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
Support the S P I R I T G A R D E N
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:

The following article from our ministry partner,
the Toronto Urban Native Ministry (TUNM),
is an example of the work
that your donation to FaithWorks supports.

An interview with Sandra Campbell, Outreach Coordinator, TUNM,
about people living rough on the street.

"The biggest challenge is about being accepted and feeling safe. There are a lot of trust issues. A lot of them don’t feel comfortable going into a Church. They don’t feel comfortable asking for help from agencies when we try to refer them. What we do is give them spiritual support. We work with them and sit with them so that they can get the help that they need. What they are really looking for is a human connection.
There are very limited resources on Saturday. That’s why our soup, sandwich and beverage wagon goes out on Saturday. This is a new program that we thought there was a need for, even though there are lunches provided through the week.
The numbers in the shelter system and the temporary hotels are high. With city parks giving evictions to encampments a lot of people are being disbursed. A lot of the individuals are forced to roam the streets and live in door wells. 
Though the community is starting to open up, some programs that people rely on are still not fully open. It is really important to do that deep listening and giving them that human contact so that they can feel human. I believe that is what Christ wanted us to do as we walk about and give out the good news – that is connection."
For the full video interview, click here
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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PWRDF is supporting international and local partners providing emergency relief to Ukrainians.

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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

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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.