The outreach ministries of St Paul’s are coordinated by the Mission & Outreach Committee.
A listing of our current outreach ministries can be found at the bottom of this page. Some projects are specific to our local community, while others have a very international scope. We have expanded the number of projects we are supporting, details of which you will find here. Please contact us, to get involved or with suggests for a new project.
At St. Paul’s, our members are encouraged through stewardship to contribute to our vision through welcoming, serving and transforming and follow our hearts to initiate outreach projects as we feel the need.
Coming Up and Continuing in 2018
Book Sale. The Mission & Outreach Committee Book Sale is in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. . This will be part of the Church Yard Sale on Saturday September 8. We will receive your donated books at the church all day Friday September 7 and before 9:00am on the Saturday morning.
Donation baskets in the atrium for the Food Bank and for new toiletries, clothing and toys for women and children at Halton Women’s Place. These ongoing outreach projects of St Paul’s are recommended by the Mission & Outreach Committee. Thank you for your support!
Continue to work with the Milton SAFARI group to support the Malla family, a Syrian Refugee family that has recently arrived in Milton. A celebration of the one year anniversary of their arrival in Canada took place on Sunday October 15, 2017 at St Paul’s.
Past Activities in 2018
The Prep to Step Up program for neuro-diverse adults runs at St Paul’s throughout the year in the lower level, offered by Canadian Travelling Tutors. More information on the program can be found on the Canadian Travelling Tutors website and in this recent article in the Milton Canadian Champion. Reverend Dale, Helen Ho, and Karen and Brent Tyrer recently attended their graduation ceremony. Dale included some reflections in his message in the July/August 2018 edition of the St Paul’s Herald newsletter.
A group from St Paul’s served dinner to clients of Wesley Urban Ministries in Hamilton on Sunday June 3. The congregation has contributed funds for the meal and for kitchen maintenance.
Coldest Night of the Year Walk took place on Saturday February 24, raising over $40,000 for Milton Transitional Housing.
Special projects in 2017 included
A Sanctuary worship service on Sunday October 15 with guest speaker Andrea Buttars from Wesley Urban Ministries in Hamilton. Andrea spoke on Our Faithful Response to Poverty. Her message can be heard here (look for October 15).
A Book Sale was held during the farmer’s market on Saturday September 9 in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. $300 was raised for local farmers to grow grain, to be sold to raise money for the foodgrains bank.
June 4 Supper at Wesley Urban Ministries. For many years St. Paul’s has taken a turn serving a Sunday supper for 150 of the needy in Hamilton, at Wesley Urban Ministries, a United Church Mission. The meal is paid for through donations from the congregation and volunteers from the church serve the meal.
Sunday School children held a ‘Loonie Toonie Bakesale’ on Palm Sunday and raised over $230 in support of Gifts with Vision – for Indigenous families.
Support of Milton Transitional Housing in The Coldest Night of the Year Walk. This fun family friendly event was in support of Milton Transitional Housing. The St Paul’s Warm Hearts Team participated in the walk again this year.
Special projects in 2016 and 2017 included:
- Purchasing gifts to help give some Milton families a brighter Christmas
- Mitten tree in the atrium to collect warm winter accessories (mitts, hats, scarves, socks, etc) for local organizations, such as Halton Women’s Place, Salvation Army and Wesley Urban Ministries
- The Sunday School middle school group sold candy apples in October to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund
- Book Sale was held in September which raised funds for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank
- On the first Sunday in June, over 30 volunteers from St Paul’s travelled to the Wesley Centre in Hamilton to offer a meal
- On February 20, 2016, St Paul’s Warm Hearts Team raised over $1,000 for the Coldest Night of the Year Walk, in support of Milton Transitional Housing. MTH provides transitional housing to the homeless, or those at risk of becoming homeless, in Milton and area. Part of the funds included $260 raised by the Sunday School selling Valentine Candygrams. Well done!