Not only does St. Paul’s congregation praise God through worship, but we also praise God through our work locally, nationally and internationally. We understand the transformational power of Christian service and the important role that we must play as an Anglican community.
The people at St. Paul’s like to put their faith into action. If you would like to contribute your time, talents, or treasures to one of our outreach activities, please contact the church office. We are very grateful for all the support we have received in the past.
FaithWorks (Diocese of Toronto)
St. Paul’s participates in FaithWorks, the annual appeal of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto. Since 1996 FaithWorks has provided more than $24 million to non-profit groups offering help and hope to those in need throughout south-central Ontario.
Santa Fund (York Region)
Each year St. Paul’s holds a fundraiser to support the York Region Media Group Santa Fund. Additionally, the congregation donates items or funds to support a number of families each year.
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon adults with exceptional needs come together to participate in recreational activities that range from making crafts, to baking to playing games. This program is done in partnership with Christian Horizons.
Inn from the Cold (Newmarket)
St. Paul’s supports the needs of Inn from the Cold through regular participation in the Community Meals program.
Food Pantry (Newmarket)
St. Paul’s collects food from parishioners on a regular basis for donation to the food bank. Many parishioners are also directly involved with assisting.
Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is the Anglican Church of Canada’s agency for sustainable development, relief, refugees, and global justice. St. Paul’s supports this initiative through prayer and financial contributions.
Karanda Mission Hospital – Zimbabwe
Dr. Paul Thistle lives and works in rural Zimbabwe with his wife Pedrinah and their 3 sons. Dr. Thistle has personal connections with members of St. Paul’s and as friends of Dr. Thistle, St. Paul’s has had numerous campaigns to support the needs of both Karanda Hospital in Zimbabwe as well as the Howard Hospital in Zimbabwe where Dr. Thistle was for many years. The needs for Karanda hospital are great and is dependent on help from outside the country. St. Paul’s has been honoured to have Dr. Thistle speak to the congregation on a number of occasions about his important work.
Elimu – Kenya
Elimu means Education in Swahili. This organization began small in 2005 and today they are running four educational projects in Kenya with the goal of forming the children in the programs into confident, self-reliant individuals with hopeful futures.
Backpacks – St. Vincent & the Grenadines (Caribbean)
St. Paul’s supplies knapsacks that are full of the items that children need for school. They are shipped to St. Vincent and greatly appreciated by the children and youth that receive them.