Each year during Advent, we ask the St.Paul’s community to embrace compassion over consumption and to give generously to support a particular cause either locally or globally. This year, our Advent Ask is in support of PWRDF’s Indigenous Program Grant Fund. This program provides funds to various initiatives, giving Indigenous groups more agency and autonomy in how they spend the grant. Donations will be matched by FaithWorks up to $100,000.
Learn more on our Advent Ask page.
Reverse Advent Bags
This year, St. Paul’s is happy to partner with the Toronto Urban Native Ministry (TUNM) for our Reverse Advent Bags. We will be collecting supplies for their outreach program which supports Native communities around Toronto. Pick up your bag and list starting November 20.
You can read more about TUNM’s work here, and see the list of items we are collecting this year.
- Wool or thermal socks
- Warm gloves
- Warm scarf
- Winter hat
- Hand sanitizer
- Wet wipes
- Notebook and pen
- Tim Horton’s gift card
A great way to honour a loved one is with a gift of Tribute Flowers which will be used to decorate our church for the Christmas season.
Donations of $20 per name are being collected until December 18, and can be made in person by Tribute Flower donation envelopes or through our online giving page.
Please select “Tribute Flowers” under funds if donating online.
Names of the tributes will be displayed on slides before and after services on December 24, 25, and January 1. These slides will be shown during in-person and livestreamed services. Names will also be available on our website after the cut off on December 18.