We can make a difference

The Out of the Cold program will not be operating from places of worship this coming season, but from a special 100 bed shelter and the hotels currently in use during this time of pandemic.

The leadership of the Out of the Cold at St. Aidan’s and Beach United has reaffirmed their commitment to continue to support people experiencing homelessness. Efforts will focus on supporting people that are sleeping outside in our immediate community by providing the basic necessities of life (food, water, sanitation). This will also be an opportunity to learn more of people's needs and attempt to address these directly or in partnership with other agencies.

Out of the Cold volunteers will take bottles of water and packaged snacks to known encampments in the local community (Coxwell to Warden, south of Danforth). The leadership is exploring the feasibility of inviting homeless people to come to Beach United Church at a predetermined time, where we will provide take-out food and access to washrooms and shower.

This is one of the ways that we are making a difference in the community, thanks to the compassion and commitment of so many volunteers.
We are the hands of Christ reaching out to those in need, the face of God for all to see.
Go make a difference in the world! from hymn by Steve Angrisano & Tom Tomaszek

Blessings, Karen Dale [in ministry with Beach United Church]

We are considering opening the building for worship on Oct 4 & 11 for a maximum of 30 pre-registered attendees. This will be a trial to assess interest. To do this safely we need volunteers to ensure the protocols are followed. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Karen Dale for more information

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Music for the Soul: updated by Steven Webb, music director

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ZOOM “Sunday Sessions” in August hosted by Karen Dale
Theme: “Live with respect in creation”
August 23 at 10:30am. Co-hosts Environmental Action Group
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