|Outreach Mar 2009||Outreach Apr 2009||May 2009|
|October 2009||November 2009||
|April 2010||September 2010||January 2011||
Noreen Vivan, Grace Weekes, Bev Brownlee, Beth Hewson
The project is with the
Church of the Apostles in Moosonee helping support their outreach
activities. Colin Vickers will
do a presentation at the family service n Sunday March 6th.
Sandy and John Best are two
Christians who have done missionary work in the Middle East.
Sandy is a nurse and John is a contractor.
They attend the local Baptist Church.
They are willing to do an evening presentation on their experiences
in Jordan. Committee agreed.
The date is Tuesday, March 15th at 7:00pm at Christ
Church. More information to
follow. Beth will need help with
publicizing the event.
Ladies Fellowship group
will give a donation for the Daily Bread for the year.
Grace will make a presentation this Sunday – February 27th
about the value of the Daily Bread.
Ladies Fellowship Group:
The Spring Tea is Saturday
May 7th. The group
will match the church budgeted mission items for the 2011.
Spring Luncheon and Bake Sale, Saturday 07 May.
Quiche and salad.
- Red mentioned
ideas about a bake-off competition
- We need a new
- Red mentioned
new girl is 11 from the West Bank of Jerusalem—Wala
Children Around the World – bed kits for children.
100% of donations goes toward the bed kit.
$35 for 1 kit.
- Budget for
We discussed our current and proposed mission projects.
PWRDF, Wycliffe Bible Translations, Camp
Temiskaming, Camp Manitou [June], AMSC, Canadian Bible Society
- New Missions:
we voted to put them back on our list for 2011
Children Around the World
- $100 for each of
- Our Daily
will be handled by Ladies Group.
Grace and Beth will give a promotional
report in February.
- Food Bank
Sundays will continue.
Food goes to food bank at St John’s except
December’s collection goes to the Gathering Place.
We will ask Dave Henschel to investigate the delivery
methods for this charity.
- White Gift
Sunday – OK.
we will have a month dedicated to the
- Loonies for
Colin Vickers in investigating a link with the church
in Moosonee/Moose Factory.
- We discussed
the idea of a prayer tent at the Relay for Life.
We are looking for someone in the congregation
to “champion” the cause.
We received a certificate of thanks from the Salvation
Army for our work at the Christmas kettles.
- The 30 Hour
Promotion: March 27th
& Event: April 3rd
Newcomers’ Gift Packages made!
List created of Newcomers and
Beth will deliver this group of gifts to the folks.
About 10 gift packages are made and will be ready to be circulated to
new folks. The system and timing
of delivery is still in experiment stages.
Supplies have been delivered and Dave Henschel and family are
coordinating the project. More
will follow in the next couple of weeks.
Marie has a link with a group who organizes bike rides for Christian
Marie to send link to members.
Currently the mission does not appear stable.
After much consideration Christ Church will withhold its 2010
financial contribution. As a
Church we will continue to pray for this mission.
Will bring this change to Advisory Board.
White Gift Sunday:
Group agreed to collect mittens, scarves, hats and individual sized
Possiblity of two Faith moments.
Food Bank Sunday:
At beginning of each month the Church collects non perishable goods
for the St. John’s Church Food Back and in December the food goes to the
Gathering Place. Another
suggestion – the Baptist Church has a food collection for the students.
It was agreed to donate to this basket one time per year, if they
want the donation. Beth
to talk to Bob Franklin re: the change.
Norene opened with
- Agreed that
Barbara Graham presented good information re: Council of the North, however,
delivery was long.
The church will send the cheque to
the week of April 25th.
- Beth will ask Aase
Jensen or a
representative to come to do a Faith Moment during May….if okay with
whether future meetings are needed – two people have attended the last two
Recommendation to cancel future meetings but to meet on
an as needed basis. Could people respond to this recommendation with there
thoughts via email to everyone, please?
Norene closed with
meeting began with prayer led by Norene.
Joan Franklin collects some stamps for the Bible Society – however not
on a regular basis.
She was in agreement that the stamps that the Church collects go to the
Christian Salvage Mission.
The Leitchs’ would like to visit and possibly preach at the Church.
Beth to confirm a future date with them.
Need to find an interested party to coordinate information re: PWRDF.
in the diocese of the Council of the North will be the receipts of the Loonies
for Lent project this year. Canisters to be made available for parishioners.
ended with prayer.
are as follows:
Wednesday, March 24th,
Wednesday, April 21st, and Wednesday, May 19th.
Meetings start at
Joyce has made a box in which people are welcome to put
ideas and suggestions for missions.
Which missions to support?
part of General Synod of
Council of the North and overseas missions.
Distinct from GS
Could we ask Rev’d Barb to do a service perhaps at the end
of January to speak about Council of the North. Beth will talk with Rev’d Marie
about next best steps.
Shoebox [Nov 21 deadline] and Christian Salvage Mission are going well.
CSM will end at the end of November
Gift Sunday – Don P asks that we consider donating White Gift items to the OH,
Adult scarves are especially needed, but also mitts
and toques. December
Feb -- Faith
moment about Santhosa Mary.
Grace will try
to find out some information about the church in Kash.
There is a need
for people to volunteer at the annual Christmas dinner at the Pro-Cathedral.
Grace will ask
Jill at the Soup Kitchen – if we were to donate 1 of our monthly food bank
collections to them, what would be appropriate? Would they like that?
09 December 5 pm
- Food drive has
begun quite successfully.
- Jeff &
Michelle are expecting their first child.
Jeff will soon be posted. They are both willing
to do a longer presentation than they did in April.
Salvage Mission is starting and we’ll do it for the next few weeks.
We will take anything Christian – devotionals,
books, Sunday School materials, Bibles, music, DVDs, cassettes, Christian
magazines, cancelled stamps [please trim them].
We will be doing this throughout October.
- Bev will do a
faith moment in November about Santhosa Mary.
– The government is changing their rules about how much we can give to an
St Brice’s is looking into this and we will put
this mission on hold for now.
- We also discussed
Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Leitchs.
- Council of the
North has sent information.
Beth is going to talk to Terry Way-White about
Perhaps we will use Jan-Feb to educate the congregation
- What is the
relationship between PWRDF and Anglican Appeal?
- We also talked about
doing Christmas Shoeboxes and White Gift Sunday toward Christmas.
- Rev’d Marie
suggested for next Pentecost weekend to have a walk/run on the Saturday.
Proceeds to the
Rev’d Marie will ask them first whether they are interested; and then she’ll
propose this to the other 3 Anglican churches.
at 5 pm;
Nov 4th at
Dec 9th at
If anyone wants to suggest a mission that we budget for in
2010, they are invited to the October 7th
meeting of the Outreach Committee [with your presentation]
tickets were given out and we know of at least 2 people who used our
Perhaps next time, we’ll consider our mail
- Jeff & Michelle did
their presentation on their time in
It is amazing how the people they visited worked in faith—building a school
on the strength of $250 star up mone!
- Food drives – Food
St Brice’s, Salvation Army also have food banks.
Schools hold annual food drives in the fall and
contribute to the Food Bank.
we make 1st
Sunday of the month food bank Sunday; people are welcome to donate to the
Food Banks at any time, but the 1st Sunday could become a Sunday of special
intention for the Food Banks.
Referred to Advisory Board.
- Christian Salvage
– collects old Bibles, devotionals, Sunday School materials, cancelled
postage stamps, etc. They send the materials internationally.
After we speak with the Advisory Board, Beth will contact local contact
person. And they collect postage stamps.
We will promote this. Joyce will check that Joan
is still collecting stamps
- We will be adding
Santhosa Mary to our weekly prayers.
- Mary Sherwood is in
at the moment.
Rev’d Marie will contact Franklin Otwama to see whether he is coming to
visit in the near future
Next meeting: Wednesday 09 September
- We discussed
the water donations and project.
The Canadian Government
will be matching our funds. As of March 29th
we had $1400 which was matched by our anonymous donor.
- Envelopes have been
delivered to our user groups for the Spaghetti Supper
rep is coming on May 3rd.
We’ve sent $700 already to
them and will also put out a basket on May 3rd.
- Red has put together
a PowerPoint of Jeff and Michelle’s time in
Beth will discuss with
Rev’d Marie when to show this—perhaps 26th
- Ideas for
something local? The OH? Food Bank? Gathering Place?
Salvation Army? Coat drive at Redeemer Lutheran. Beth contacting a local
Food Bank; Linda contacting schools to find out when the local food drive
we do something in Advent like the Loonies for Lent?
- When are group
resumes in the fall, we would like to suggest to the Advisory Board where
any percentage of surplus might go.
- We will mention iyr
new mission envelopes on Sunday
Next meeting: Tuesday 26 May
- Grace gave us
a reading from Zechariah 4 and asked whether we are
God in spirit and in truth?
- We talked
about our mission that we’ve received from Jesus [Great Commandment, Great
The question was
raised whether we personally, and as a church are doing “the work of the
- Grace wondered
whether we could send a couple of tickets to each of our user groups to our
next spaghetti supper?
CODA, 3 AAA, Brownies.
Linda will get some cards and tickets for group.
Grace & Linda – CODA; AA Wednesday
pm – Beth; Friday AA –
11 am Grace; Friday evening
Beth; Brownies – Monday 6:30 pm
Our next Mall dates are May 2nd
There was a discussion about
how to “do mission” within our own walls;
how to incorporate people into our parish without pushing them too hard or
someone has donated some money to the Camp.
We recommend that the Advisory Board send out
the money at this time of year to help the Camp in its planning.
- 26 April – Aase
Jensen will come to do a Faith Moment on
We will be asking Aase
whether she can come May 3rd
and we will put out the loonie/toonie tent? Canoe? [Yes, she is willing to
switch to May 3rd.]
- Water Project
– matching funds?
Joanne will have to communicate with Chuck
Vaughan about matching funds.
Beth will consult with Joanne and Chuck
- Beth has e-mailed
Myles and Janet Leitch about visiting us. Or, is there a video they could
send about their work?
- 30 Hour Famine
– April 24-26 for Youth Group.
Would Youth like to speak about event in a Faith
Moment 19 April?
Cornerstone Gospel Singers
- Linda presented the
envelope selections and we made a choice.
- A postcard from Jeff
and Michelle will be posted.
- How much do we
spend on missions:
$5230.18 from 2008 budget.
$942 from apportionment.
Youth Group nearly $1609.
$448. = 8229.00 or $163,153.00 which means about
How much should we spend on missions?
Talked about our Youth
Group corresponding with our sponsored children
Ladies Fellowship is
waiting to hear who their new sponsored child will be; Youth Group is also
waiting for theirs.
We hope to coordinate
cheques going out to missions with the 2 month period in which we are going
to highlight that mission.
There was a presentation on
two local charities.
Loonies for Lent will be
sent to a "water project" somewhere in the globe through one of
the legitimate Christian charities [perhaps PWRDF or World Vision].
In the summer, we would
like to make a recommendation about tithing future surpluses to missions.
This month we will be
working to get an accurate picture of all the money that goes out from our
church to missions.
Next meeting March 18th at
Reported on fundraising for
Re-affirmed the recommended
charities for 2009 and the $100 proposal.
Beth suggested a schedule
for education about the charities: Jan-Feb Mary Sherwood [normally,
but 2009 replaced by Cdn Bible Society since we just did Mary Sherwood
fundraising; Mar-Apr Canadian Bible Society & Wycliffe; May-June the 2
camps; Sep-Oct Vision Peoples; Nov-Dec PWRDF
Talked about creating and
having printed Mission Envelopes which would list our 7 charities and
provide a place for people to enter their name and regular envelop
number. We anticipate this would be for people who want to donate more
than the loonie/twonie. Will implement in January
We decided to ensure we
pray for our missions at each meeting
Linda will ensure there are
web links for each mission
White Gift Sunday - We are
hoping to send these gifts to the Gathering Place Soup Kitchen
We finalized the guidelines
to be presented to the Advisory Board
We are suggesting $100 each
for the 7 seven charities until we have our Church review in 2009
We discussed the Christmas
Books for the Jail project and thought it might best be handled through a Faith
We decided to pass on PR
for PWRDF since each parishioners had just received PR via their
subscription to the Anglican Journal.
We recommended a renewed
push for White Gift Sunday, 30th November
– Anglican Mission Society Committee] will be speaking at
Thursday 23 October at
. Joyce Edwards is our contact
person with Mary.
reviewed the draft guidelines for our committee.
Beth is updating and will forward to us and the Advisory Board.
agreed that whenever we decide to discontinue supporting a charity, we
will notify that charity in advance so that they can make alternate plans.
at the first Sunday service of the month [not July or August], we will try
to schedule a 5 minute Faith presentation by our contact person.
The plan is that the contact person will inform us about the
will be a jar for collections and we will suggest people donate a twonie for
the mission or for the fellowship goodies and that money will be added to
the charities money from our Church. Sometimes
instead of asking for money, we will be asking for prayer or other kinds of
money issues are going to be referred to the Advisory Board/Wardens.
- We reviewed the missions we currently support
[see May meeting] and tried to identify at least 1 person in the
congregation who had an interested in and contact with the mission. We
talked again about having a loonie or twonie presentation during some 10:00
am services next year to highlight 6 of the missions we support.
- We are seeking clarification about the role
the ladies group would like to play in mission, about how to support some
missions; about how to fund raise for missions.
- We then discussed a number of guideline
proposals although any decisions about these will be deferred to the fall:
- the Outreach committee is a clearing house
of ideas for missions. If someone wanted to support a new mission,
that person should first consult with the Outreach Committee.
- The Advisory Board makes the final
decisions about missions
- Each mission we support as a Church should
have at least one person in the congregation who can regularly report to
the congregation about the mission
- When we consider adding new missions to
our list in the future, we might want to put a time limit on that
support. Our support of the mission should be regularly reviewed
and our commitment either renewed or discontinued.
- When examining new missions, the purpose
of that mission should line up with our mission as a Church
- next meeting: Wednesday 17 September [we
would like to start meeting on Tuesday a week before Advisory Board but that
also is a decision to be made in the fall
- We listed those outreach groups we presently
- Canadian Bible Society
- SOMA Canada
- Camps Temiskaming and Manitou
- Cornerstone Gospel Singers
- World Vision
- Mexican Tent Mission
- African Medical Missions
- Vision Peoples in Mission
- Samaritan's Purse Christmas Child [by
- Some of this "support" is merely
flow-through - we disburse only as much as parishioners give
- Vision Peoples: we received an update
from Rev'd Franklin and will be sending a donation to his orphanage.
- Bev gave an overview of the Ladies Fellowship
- Recommendations will be made to the Board at
the May meeting
- We will recommend that the Church review
current outreach programs to determine which to continue and which to cease
- Next meeting: 18 June 4:45
- Review of how African Missions money was
distributed to the Medical Clinic in Mthatha and the Korogocho Mission in
- Listed some of the past and current outreach
and fundraising efforts being conducted
- We are going to list those outreach groups
currently receiving prayer and/or money and determine whether there are
members of the congregation who have a personal interest and would be
willing to spearhead some education. We are still hoping to highlight
different outreach projects each month focusing on educating ourselves about
the W5s of each group.
- Idea that we expand the Loonies for Lent
canister idea to have canisters available for these various outreach
projects so that people have a choice
- There was consensus that we should recommend
to the Advisory Board that new fundraising and/or outreach activities be
coordinated through the Board
- Next meeting: Wednesday 07 May 4:45 pm
- The committee discussed how to disperse the
$365 raised through the African Missions jar
- There was a discussion about how we make
decisions on which charities to support? Would we support any charity
that's important to a parishioner? or does the charity have to line up with
the core values of the Church?
- There are many ways to support a charity - in
prayer, with money, with publicity, etc.
- There are limits to how much money we can
donate to agencies that are not registered charities
- The Outreach Committee reports to the Advisory
- Next meeting: Wednesday 09 April at 4:45
- African missions: Jesse's and Franklin's
- Habitat for Humanity
- Canadian Bible Society
- Wycliffe Bible Translators
- Kairos Prison Ministries
- Mary Sherwood
- 30 Hour Famine
- Operation Christmas Child
- Council of the North? a future link
through Bishop Ron?
We then brainstormed how to proceed:
- begin with the African mission on February
3rd. 5-10 minutes presentation about primarily Jesee's since we have
already had Franklin recently with us
- jar for loose change campaign
- could this be Loonies for Lent? Need
Advisory Board permission
- Youth Group is already collecting money to
support one of Franklin's children
- get a list of Franklin's children's name and
we could start a prayer partner program with them
- Check with Jesse about whether he wants money
for the clinic and/or books
Mission presentation during family services each
month? Sometimes, there will be donation jars; but some missions need
other support -- prayer, cookies, clothes, etc.