TEMC CARES - REFUGEE SUPPORT COMMITTEE
In response to the devastation and human displacement, TEMC has formed a Refugee Support Committee. The Committee intends to sponsor a family in great need to bring them into the safety of our community and help them start afresh. To this end, a special TEMC fund has been set up for those who wish to give to refugee relief and sponsorship.
If you are interested in lending time and expertise to this endeavour, we would love to add you to our list of potential volunteers. Please provide your name and contact details to the Volunteer Office, (416) 925-5977, including an indication of how you might wish to help
USHERS AND GREETER PROGRAM
Our Ministry of hospitality, supported by two rotating teams of church members, is the first contact that many people have with our Church. This program looks for reliable, conscientious, energetic, caring and dedicated people to serve. This is one of our largest volunteer programs, offering many opportunities for leadership, service and hospitality.
Greeters serve once a month at either the early or late service and we meet informally as the need arises.
Ushers serve a minimum of once every couple weeks, or may be assigned to a floater team for special events such as funeral services. Individual teams meet and organize briefly before serving; the entire Ushers and Greeters corps will be starting to arrange meetings to be held once or twice a year for training purposes. An Ushers meeting is held annually or as needed and will be open to all who would like to learn about the group's role within TEMC.
We welcome anyone who would like to join our team!
THE CHILDREN OF HONDURAS - EL HOGAR
El Hogar de Amor y Esperanza, meaning “The Home of Love and Hope”.
This home and school for orphaned and extremely poor Honduran children lives up to its name, and more. The home lifts children away from lives of poverty and suffering and offers them love, hope, and the promise of a better life.
El Hogar encourages work teams to come and share in the lives of the staff and children. While physical labour is important, the most important contribution of service teams is to forge relationships with the staff and children.
For more information:
Joanne Leatch, (416) 951-3026, firstname.lastname@example.org
Specially trained lay visitors call regularly on members and adherents with special needs, such as seniors who are homebound or in a care setting. Volunteers for this important program are always welcome.
For more information:
The Rev. Chris Miller, Minister of Pastoral Care / email@example.com -- (416) 925-8494, ext. 247
VOLUNTEER OFFICE / RECEPTION AREA
The reception area, known as the Volunteer Office, is located just inside the 230 St. Clair entrance to the church. Volunteers are available to assist Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM, and on Sunday mornings. They are the first point of contact for many who come through the church.
CHURCHES-ON-THE-HILL FOOD BANK
This ecumenical outreach program is sponsored by the Churches on-the-Hill, a partnership of nine Christian churches in the Forest Hill area, including TEMC.
This is an Emergency Food Program to supply groceries to a target household who face regular but generally short-term hunger. In addition to monetary donations, over 130 individuals contribute their time and talent on a strictly volunteer basis and one representative from each of the Churches on-the-Hill to serve on the Board of Directors.
Volunteers are needed:
- Tuesday & Thursday mornings: receive, repackage, sort, stock along with any other aspects of operations management.
- Mondays 6 - 8 PM, Wednesdays 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM to help clients when the food bank is open.
For more information, you can visit cothfoodbank.ca