24 May 2023

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

In this issue:

A visit to A Place Called Home in Lindsay

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"Generosity is the best way of becoming

more, more, and more joyful"

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, The Book of Joy


The following article is about my recent visit to one of our ministry partners,

A Place Called Home in Lindsay.

APCH is an example of the outreach that your donation to FaithWorks supports.

“We had no choice!”

by Peter Mentis

It seemed like the pandemic came upon us overnight. Housing at A Place Called Home was offered with 2 people in a room. This situation was unacceptable during COVID. The motel being used temporarily was 6 kilometers out of town. This was too far. APCH is the only shelter in the town of Lindsay offering emergency, temporary and longer-term housing. APCH had to build new facilities. “We had no choice” said Jennifer Lopinski, Fund Development Coordinator. And so, as the world shut down at the beginning of the pandemic, APCH geared up to raise $1.5million as their share of the cost of building the exceptional new facility offering 18 individual rooms for those without housing.

I was able to visit A Place Called Home in person for the first time this past April just as the tulips were opening outside of the Lindsay Town Hall. After joining the parish of St. Paul, Lindsay for the Sunday morning Eucharist, I met with Brian Walsh, of the APCH Board of Directors, and Jennifer Lopinski, the APCH Fund Development Coordinator for an eye-opening tour of APCH. The new building fits nicely into the neighbourhood on the outside and is bright and colourful on the inside. It offers better privacy, increased accessibility and energy efficiency. It is an amazing addition to the other three APCH buildings where struggling people can find shelter, food, support, encouragement and guidance.

The Kawartha Lakes Classic Cycling Tour is A Place Called Home’s biggest annual fundraising event. This year’s 20th anniversary tour will take place on August 26. It is sanctioned by the Ontario Cycling Association and supported by the Kawartha Cycling Club. Participants will enjoy a fun-filled ride on the most beautiful scenic routes (25 km up to 160 km) in the City of Kawartha Lakes to raise funds for the homeless in the community. Riders will enjoy a delicious lunch and entertainment at the end of their journey. Visit www.kawarthaclassic.com for more information.

APCH publishes a fictional book for children from the perspective of a ten year old girl named Allyson, who, with her family, is homeless in a small community in Ontario. The book is titled A Place Called Home, written by Rev. Janet Stobie and illustrated by Jill Quinn Babcock. It is a moving and inspirational book to help children, and adults, better understand homelessness. To obtain a copy of the book contact Jennifer at jennifer@apch.ca

For more information on FaithWorks ministry partner

A Place Called Home in Lindsay, visit their website, www.apch.ca


A $100,000 Matching Challenge Grant for 2023


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


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 and our ministry partners. There are short, medium and long videos to include in your parish's online presence or in-person gatherings. They can be downloaded directly from the website.


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.

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