Want to know what's been happening at St. Matthew's lately? Read on.
Seth Enriquez Ordained
Seth Enriquez was ordained on Sunday, June 28, 2020. He was very thankful for your prayers and support. Please continue to pray for him in his new ministry.
Rev. Philip and Mary Anne
As St. Matthew's patiently awaits their arrival next week, Rev. Philip and Mary Anne send greetings.
Campbell Soup Kids Lookalikes: Deborah and Nancy Hurn to the Rescue
A late April clothing drive—touchless in the time of COVID-19—lead to a social-distancing soup drive.
So every Tuesday, thanks to Deborah and her sister Nancy, Soup’s on at St. Matthew’s. Deborah drew up the menu and volunteer schedule. She and Nancy buy the groceries on Mondays and do the cooking the following morning with two other volunteers.
“All this talk about soup brought back memories of people calling us the Campbell Soup Kids when we were little,” says Nancy.
And the photos back this up. (Read more.)
Rev. Stephen's Last Sunday with St. Matt's
St. Matthew's honoured Rev. Stephen and his family with a special presentation, gifts, and many expressions of gratitude, appreciation, sadness to say goodbye, and good wishes for the future. Watch the goodbye video (4 minutes).
Congratulations to the Messy Church Team for their successful virtual Messy Church. Thank you for all your hard work connecting with many of our families and friends.
On May 2, 2020, Messy Church ventured online and met with great success. Children and adults leading Messy MayDay, gathered live online via Zoom, to learn about caring for God’s Earth. Activities included a fast and frenzied scavenger hunt, playing Pictionary, sharing favourite happenings from the previous week, and sharing ideas and information about being good stewards of the planet. Three cheers for more bike riding and less single-use plastics! And special thanks to Cassidy Thompson for giving a talk, and Deborah Hurn and Nancy Hurn for delivering frozen pizzas to everyone.
Virtual Club Matt
Club Matt moved online and is live via Zoom every Sunday morning at 9:30. These photos were taken April 26th. The theme was God's Creation and included Show and Tell and a video.
Thank You! Thank You!
To Deborah Hurn, Nancy Hurn, and the volunteers who made (and delivered) 200 servings of soup to the Toronto Urban Native Ministry.
For the many financial gifts supporting our Soup Making Ministry.
To Marguerite Locke, Deborah Hurn, and Nancy Hurn for collecting and delivering clothing to the Toronto Urban Native Ministry, and everyone who donated clothing.
To our clergy and staff for their leadership through these unusual times.
To our parishioners and friends for your financial gifts, which can be made through PAG (aka PAR), PayPal, or envelopes (via Canada Post or dropped through the Church Office mail slot).
The Warden Team
(Photos by Courtney Hedger, Howard Riminton, Jason Leung, and Tomoko Uji on Unsplash)
Touchless Clothing Drive
St. Matthew’s touchless clothing drive met with great success. Our stalwart volunteers stood in cold, rainy weather to receive bags of clothing from 25 donors. They then drove three carloads downtown to the Toronto Urban Native Ministry (TUNM). Well done, St. Matt's, and special thanks to Marguerite Locke, Nancy Hurn, and Deborah Hurn for making it happen.
Sally Martin's Coronavirus Birthday Party
On April 16, 2020, a few of Sally Martin's St. Matthew's friends helped her celebrate an important birthday in the era of COVID-19. A great time was had by all.