4 November 2020

FaithWorks Sunday is November 22!

How can you help FaithWorks
manifest the Reign of Christ?
In this issue:
St. Christopher's Parish Virtual Ping Pong Relay on November 15
All Saints' Church and Community Centre Celebration
Virtual & Video sermons available
If you wish to highlight your Parish's events in support of FaithWorks, please forward the details to faithworks@toronto.anglican.ca

Ping Pong Relay
at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church
on November 15.

Ping-Pong is a popular sport at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, especially among our YEAH (Young and Energetic at Heart) Club members.

In support of the work of the FaithWorks’ ministry partners, St. Christopher’s Anglican Church raised funds for FaithWorks in 2018 and 2019 through our Ping Pong Relays. These events turned out to be great successes in the number of participants, sponsors and the amount of funds raised. Last year we raised a total of $19,000. We planned one for March 2020. However, because of Covid-19 we had to postpone the event.

Now that 2020 is almost over, we are still not sure when we can play ping-pong again in our Church. Our YEAH Ping Pong Relay Committee therefore decided to organize a Virtual Ping Pong Relay fundraising event on Sunday, November 15, 2020 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm via zoom . During the one-hour event participants will play ping-pong related games sponsored by friends and fellow parishioners. We will also take the opportunity to promote the work of FaithWorks.

We believe this will help raise awareness in the community about the significance of the services FaithWorks renders. All the proceeds of the event will go to FaithWorks. We hope to raise $10,000.

For a sponsorship form go to:
We Are All Saints

On Saturday, September 26th, 2020, All Saints’ Church and Community Centre hosted “We Are All Saints” – a virtual community recognition event to applaud and appreciate the incredible commitment and work of the staff, volunteers, local partners and others during the challenges and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Enjoy the event at:

Matching Challenge Grant

We are excited to have been offered a new matching challenge grant of $100,000 for new or increased donations. The challenge is only for parishes. In other words, for every increased dollar a parish contributes to FaithWorks over last years amount, this generous donor will match it with another dollar up to $100,000.
If a parish increases it's contribution to FaithWorks this year over 2019 by $1,000, it becomes $2,000. If a parish's increase is $5,000, it becomes $10,000. If a parish's increase is $10,000, it becomes $20,000, for those most vulnerable and struggling every day.

There are two ways for individuals to participate in this challenge and contribute to their parish's total.

1) An individual can make a donation directly to their parish designated for FaithWorks, as in the past.

2) To make online contributions easier the FaithWorks website has been modified to give credit to a parish for an individual's donation. Simply go to faithworks.ca and follow the instructions to put the parish's name in the Comments section when making a donation.


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.
Peter Mentis (he/him)
FaithWorks Campaign Manager

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