May 21, 2017

The United Church of Canada is launching an Extreme Hunger Appeal as the humanitarian crisis is reaching a scale the world has not seen before in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. There is also extreme hunger, malnutrition, and starvation in Kenya. All donations raised for this appeal will go to our
long-term Mission & Service partners, including ACT Alliance, which is saving lives in the region.   Continued on next page

Ways to give to this appeal:

  1. Online at http://www.united-church.ca/hunger-appeal
  2. Phone 416.231.5931 or toll-free 1.800.268.3781 ext. 2738 and use your Visa or MasterCard
  3. Send a cheque, money order, or Visa or MasterCard information with donation amount to:

The United Church of Canada
Philanthropy Unit – Emergency Response
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4.

Migrant Worker Welcome. Hello again Friends, Yes… many of you have been asking if everything is on board again this year.  The answer is yes, yes, yes.  As we all know without the help and enthusiasm of all of you, this outreach would never have gotten off the ground many years ago. Our date is Saturday June 17 at our small but mighty Kilbride Church.  Now is the time to start pleading with your family, friends and neighbours for men’s clothing, shoes, towels, blankets, bedding, pillows and suitcases. We save women’s and children’s items until the fall.  We always need bicycles, too. We will once again set up our store on the Friday afternoon at 1pm. We are always open to new suggestions that you think would work well with our guests.  Let us know.  We have our entertainment set . Unfortunately, the young lady who entertained at the Soup Feast in Hamilton wasn’t available.  Maybe another time.  Always looking for new talent. Won’t it be wonderful if we can set up our tables in the backyard ?  I hope we are getting our summer’s worth of rain now so that the sun will shine and the clouds will clear for us on the 17th of June. Blessings to you and all those you love. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Sharon

 

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