Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church
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Giving & Missions
  

The people of Fallingbrook are committed to giving and to serving others in the name of Christ.


 
At Fallingbrook

 
During 2018 The Fallingbrook mission project involved the work of Presbyterian World Service and Development (PWS&D) in Afghanistan. Girls in Afghanistan dream of becoming doctors, teachers and engineers, but despite having big aspirations for the future, many will never see the inside of a classroom. For far too many girls, attaining an education is considered a privilege and not a right. PWS&D is working with local partner Community World Service Asia (CWSA) to overcome barriers to girls’ education and get more girls into the classroom.

Support for PWS&D’s girls’ education program provides girls with an opportunity to realize their dreams and learn the skills they need to one day obtain employment, overcome poverty and contribute to the peaceful development of their country’s future.

$45 trains one girl in peace, gender and human rights so she has the knowledge to build a better future.  Our goal is to raise $4500 to support 100 girls. 

The peace, gender and human rights training is part of “summer camps” which girls attend and is part of PWS&D's larger girls education project in Afghanistan.

Again this year Fallingbrook will be helping to restock the supply of kits (relief, school, sewing, hygiene) which are distributed by The Mennonite Central Committee. These kits go to disaster areas all around the world throughout the year. Bags and instructions of what to include are available at the start of Advent. Completed kits may be brought in and put under the tree in the weeks leading up to Christmas.


Food Drive 

For the past 25 years the first Saturday in December has brought a special annual project to Fallingbrook. Once again this year, the local food drive for the Birchcliff Bluffs Food Bank will be manned by an enthusiastic group from our congregation. We knock on doors in the immediate vicinity of the church and are rewarded with a generous response of Christmas food donations. The food bank staff is always appreciative of our efforts and it is also a great opportunity to keep our church profile very healthy in the neighbourhood.

Too many people were involved to mention everyone, but it is important to recognize Cathy Farintosh for her enthusiasm and efforts in organizing and leading the troops…thank you Cathy!

Many families will enjoy the Christmas season a little more because of the generosity of the community and the efforts of our church...well done to everyone involved!




Presbyterian World Service & Development
PWS&D is an agency of the Presbyterian Church in Canada that supports projects around the world in partnership with other Christian organizations. These projects alleviate suffering and lead to self-sufficiency. To link to their website, click here.

Fallingbrook supports PWS&D through weekly collections in a "Mission Jar", and through Anniversary Mission Projects. In the past these have included digging wells in Africa.




 

Evangel Hall
Evangel Hall is a mission of the Presbyterian Church. It is located at 552 Adelaide Street West near Bathurst Street. People come there for meals, clothing, friendship, worship and counselling. To link to their website, click here.

Fallingbrook is a regular supporter of this downtown mission by making sandwiches every second Sunday of the month and donating new clothes.


 

Churches-by-the-Bluffs Food Bank

This food bank opened in 2003 and is supported mainly, by five area churches, including Fallingbrook. Several members of Fallingbrook volunteer at the food bank each week. To link to their website, click here.


Churches By the Bluffs' Food Bank, 33 East Rd. (1 block north of Kingston Rd., west off Warden Ave.): 416-694-4081

 

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