St. John's Presbyterian Church Toronto

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Social Justice
We are called by God to love our neighbours as ourselves. We are called to engage in the life of the world, make peace and act justly.  We are called to challenge, in the name of God, those things that oppress and degrade people.  At St. John’s we commit ourselves to take action on issues of social justice.

Evangel Hall: Once a year we prepare a delicious meal for about 100 people and serve it at Evangel Hall which runs a community drop in in downtown Toronto.  After dinner we lead the Sunday evening worship service in the Evangel Hall chapel.

Fundraising:  We fundraise for wells in Africa, AIDS research, African Seed Banks, disaster and emergency relief efforts through Presbyterian World Service and Development.  In 2010 the focus of our fundraising is Toronto’s Portland Place,which supplies permanent supportive, non profit housing to people who would other wise be on the street or in poor quality boarding homes.

Club 64:  Since 1964 this group has met and continues to meet twice a month to make knitted throws which they donate to various agencies and people in need.

Food Cupboard:  At the church door we give out cans of food and TTC tokens.

Justice Awareness:  Our Mission and Outreach Team leads us in justice awareness workshops and special worship services.  Committed individuals within the congregation bring justice issues and petitions to our attention for action.

Green Team:  Our Green Team focuses on justice issues related to the environment as well as working on making our building more energy efficient.

Feb. 19, 2012 - Youth Service and Sunday School Fundraising Challenge about the lives of farmers in Swat Pakistan, home to one of PWS&D relief projects