Saturday, February 14 @ 11am-9pm

Loneliness is the dark side of life in the city. In our neighbourhood there are organizations serving free meals everyday of the week. Some of these organizations also work to become communities. If you are a young adult we invite you to come with us to meet our neighbours on February 14th. We will divide into teams and visit different ministries to learn, serve, encourage and be encouraged.

Register HERE to let us know you’re coming!

Here’s who we’ll be spending time with:

Arise Ministry
Salvation Army – Parkdale Thrift Store and Bloor Central
Christie Refugee Welcome Centre
Toronto Alliance

The General Flow of the Day: Intro chat together, Lunch, Visit & Serve 1, Dinner Serve, Debrief


Some background details

In the fall we retreated to ground our years in relationship with God, through the following months we’ve worshipped, shared meals, and conversed in community, now it’s time to put our love and learning together and look beyond our community to the city around us. This is the second year in a row that we’ve shifted what used to be a winter time of retreating from the city to a time to be together to love, serve and learn about this great city God has brought us to.

Last year we held an intensive workshop on learning about biblical justice and understanding poverty. Our friend Michelle de Koning with Christie Refugee Welcome Centre and neighbour Joanna Moon with Parkdale Neighbour Church joined us and encouraged us to follow up by visiting and pitching into the work of these fine city ministries.

This year, I’m excited to see the gifts and connections of mission ministry women Katie Fuller (TEAM) and Rachel Lawrance (AIM) come together to facilitate this great opportunity for us to not only learn about some of the gospel work of serving those affected by poverty in the city, but also experience and participate in these ministries for a day.

As Katie mentions in the event description above, our goal together is to “learn, serve, encourage and be encouraged.” As students and young adults, this is the time to dream and prepare ourselves for the good gospel work God is laying out for us to pursue in our lives. It’s practical opportunities like this that we can expose ourselves to and let the Spirit and the Saints in the city expand our imagination for what following Jesus, living the city, and serving the world can look like.

Katie, Rachel and I are still working out the specifics of what organizations we’ll connect with on the 14th, but we’re encouraged by the contacts we’ve already made and we’d love you’re prayers for the right opportunities to open up for us.

Register today to show us you’re in, join us in prayer and prep, and help us plan the day well. We’ll keep you posted as the remaining details unfold.

Come expand your imagination for the Gospel!

Sam Mudiappahpillai
Director of University and Young Adult Ministries

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