“In my sermons I have honed-in on the message that we’re sowing seeds, and we don’t know where God wants them to land.” Faithful champions for the program have emerged: “Many parishioners volunteer, and many more share in that sense of pride that comes from seeing the kind of outreach we are doing.”
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Our hope is that this campaign will be both empowering and energizing: enabling our churches to harness the power of peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising to grow sustainable revenue streams for youth programs, while connecting them with other churches across Canada that are growing a brighter future for young people, today.
After a warm breakfast, those who attend SLT can draw from a range of essential support services, which include a hot shower, help with laundry, the use of a personal computer, dry socks and a top-up on winter gear, fresh fruit from one of SLT’s community fridges, and connections to more specialized resources.
“There have been past years when AFC’s combined disbursements of grants and loans have hit the million-dollar mark,” says Dr. Scott Brubacher, Executive Director, “but this is the first time in the Foundation’s 65-year history that we have reached that threshold on the strength of the grant program alone.”
“Amid all the food and fun, my grandparents’ Christian faith was always the motivating force, and we all knew it. Grandma’s language never failed to express her total gratitude for the spiritual gifts that we had been given. Her favourite Bible verse was: “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift.”
“In addition to my work with patients in a hospital setting, God has led me to minister to people at end of life in their homes as a hospice volunteer. Bringing words of comfort and the sacrament to the bedside to those who have faithfully served the parish for so long, is something about which I am truly passionate.”
The Coordinator, Office & Grants is a part-time, permanent position with pension and benefits located at AFC’s office in downtown Toronto near the Yonge / Bloor subway stop. Occasional opportunities for working from home are anticipated. Please send a resume and cover letter by Friday, January 14, 2022!
“After 2021’s blizzard of volunteer activity on behalf of AFC, my husband and I find ourselves, back to winter again, in the still and quiet of Advent, reflecting on a year devoted to what some have described as the birth of a youth-focused movement within the church.”