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East Toronto Compassion Statement

To be a community that actively seeks opportunities to serve our local partners in East Toronto.

Local Partners

Mercy City Church
mercycitychurch.com
Mercy City serves the Dawes Road community of East Toronto. Their ministries include camps, after school programs, family nights, community dinners, and Sunday services with the goal of sharing the gospel and building relationships.

Opportunities to Serve:

  • Homework Club - Every Thursday from 6-7:30pm. No training or experience necessary
  • Community Potluck Dinner Services - Sunday's at 5pm.  Bring a dish and join in the community celebration. Upcoming dates are: Sept 30, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 23, Jan 20, Feb 24
  • More @4 Bible Study and Prayer Time - Sunday* from 4-5:30pm.  Dig deep into the Word together through meaningful discussion and prayer. *Only on Sunday's when there is no Potluck Dinner Service
  • Morning Prayer -  Every Tuesday at 9:30am. Prayer requests welcome

Red Door Shelter
https://www.reddoorshelter.ca/
Since 1982, the Red Door has provided services for families and individuals who need safe and supportive emergency shelter. They have grown to be one of the largest family shelters in the city, providing shelter and support to over 500 families every year.

Opportunities to Serve:

  • Starter Kits - These are kits for families as they move out of the shelter.  Bring items on the list here to church and drop them in the Red Door Shelter collection bin
  • Starter Kit Driver - Help deliver kits once a month to the Red Door Shelter. Contact Jeff Quinlan for more info (see info below)

Glen Rhodes United Church

http://glenrhodesunitedchurch.blogspot.com/p/help-wanted.html
Founded in 1906, Glen Rhodes United Church serves the East Toronto community through Sunday services, a monthly community dinner, and weekly food bank. The Glen Rhodes community seeks to be authentic disciples of Christ by offering hospitality to anyone who walks through their doors.

Opportunities to Serve:

  • Community Dinners - 4th Monday of the month.  Come eat, serve and hang out! Upcoming dates: Sept 24,  Oct 22, Nov 26
  • Community Food Program - Wednesdays from 9-11:30am or 2-4:30pm

Contact
Please email Jeff Quinlan, East Toronto Compassion Coordinator with questions, suggestions, or to let us know how you’re serving in East Toronto.
Jeff Quinlan | jeff.quinlan@themeetinghouse.com