We Care Kits – Fall 2020
As its fall Outreach project, our church is once again supporting the We Care kits program run by Canadian Lutheran World Relief. Our program runs from November 8th to November 22nd.
Details of the We Care kits that we recommend are described below, and kit bags are available in the Narthex. Due to COVID, we will not be assembling Teacher’s Kits this year.
We hope as many of you as possible will participate. If you require a We Care bag to be dropped off and/or picked at your home, please let Jennifer Honsa know and she will arrange this. Her contact details are: Phone 905-567-5658 and email firstname.lastname@example.org. For detailed information click on the link below:
Pathway Community Programs
Your membership and support in Pathway ensures over 200 families have decent and affordable housing here in Mississauga. If you make a separate contribution to Pathway Community Programs, you will also be supporting breakfast programs and activities for the children of these families.
Pathway web site at http://www.pathwayhousing.ca to get all the details of your congregation’s support of Pathway, its history and activity.
Local ministries that we support include:
- The Dam
- The Open Door
- Pathway Community Programs
- Heart House Hospice
- Matthew House
- Yonge Street Mission
- Salvation Army
- Eden Food for Change
- The Scott Mission
Global missions supported include:
- Canadian Foodgrains Bank
- Canadian Blind Mission
- Hope International
- Canadian Red Cross – Hurricane Irma Appeal
- Medecins Sans Frontieres – Rohingya Relief
- World Vision
- Senosalud (in Venezuela)
But Outreach is more than just writing a cheque, although financial assistance is always required. It’s about connecting with the mission and hearing the stories. Pathways Non-Profit Community Developments, a joint venture of Solel Synagogue, Streetsville United Church, and the Unitarian Congregation of Mississauga changes the lives of hundreds of people in Mississauga beyond housing, providing a safe and caring environment for the residents of its non-profit apartment buildings.
In February, members of the congregation walked or volunteered during The Coldest Night of the Year raising money for The Dam.
Outreach at Streetsville United is not limited to the work of the Outreach Committee. Our church is part of the Northwest Constituent Group that is actively working on sponsoring Syrian refugees to Mississauga. We run the Streetsville Emergency Food Cupboard which is open Tuesdays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Our UCW groups support a lengthy list of outreach projects, financially and with other resources – casseroles, layettes, toiletries, to name a few – for various ministries throughout Mississauga.