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Love Your Neighbour as Yourself
Throughout the Greater Toronto Area, we have neighbours from all nations. Our multicultural city is a mission field in which we share the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed.
Who is My Neighbour?
As you ask yourself this question, you can show the love of Jesus simply by befriending and praying for those who live on your block or in your apartment building.
And you will likely discover ‘neighbours’ in all kinds of places as God opens your eyes to the needs of others.
For ideas and encouragement, you can join our Facebook community of ‘good neighbours’ who are seeking to be mission-minded in their daily lives and relationships.
Welcoming newcomers to Canada by connecting immigrants, refugees and international students to resources and relationships that help them settle in and feel at home. Click here to learn more about the ministry!
Each month at Peoples, we announce a creative opportunity for giving and serving through the church and local ministry partners to bless our neighbours with everything from socks and diapers to sports equipment and school supplies. Please check back for more details! For more information contact us.
The Peoples Church serves in partnership with various ministry organizations active in the Greater Toronto Area to address these mission initiatives:
- Advancing gospel frontiers by supporting evangelism, Bible studies, church planting and community development among people groups who have not yet had the opportunity to hear or experience the gospel.
- Defending human dignity by providing compassion, rescue and rehabilitation through Christian ministries to those who have suffered due to slavery or trafficking.
- Developing healthy communities by delivering food, medical care and education through Christian ministries to women and children in vulnerable situations due to poverty.
Prayer Leads to Care, Opening Ways to Share the Gospel
Click here to read about how prayer opens ways to connect with new people and share the Gospel.
Refugees have left their homes and countries to escape persecution and oppression. We want them to feel God’s loving presence as they seek a life of dignity and peace. Join the refugee ministry team and hear the stories of refugee claimants as they seek to find a new home and new hope in Canada. If interested, please contact us.
Refugee House – Program Leader
Every Third Friday of the Month • 6:30 PM • Matthew House
Do you have a passion for helping refugees feel at home in Canada? We are in need of a volunteer to help with leading activities at Matthew House every third Friday of each month. Activities would include interactive games, icebreakers, sharing
stories and enjoying meals together. This is a great opportunity to build relationships with refugees and fellow volunteers who are spreading the love of Christ through hospitality. Matthew House is located in Downtown Toronto, at 981 Dundas
Street West. If you are interested, please contact Camille.
Walk with a Newcomer
Newcomers face significant settlement challenges as they seek to establish a new life in Canada. The Walk with a Newcomer ministry assists newcomers by connecting them with a volunteer who can help with their settlement needs. Through this ministry, volunteers will have the opportunity to provide practical assistance and build meaningful friendships with newcomers. For more information, please contact us.
Many newcomers come from significant professional backgrounds and experiences. Yet due to their lack of experience and academic training in Canada, many are not
able to find meaningful employment opportunities in their professional field. If you are in a specific profession, we would like to connect you with a newcomer who is in the same field. In becoming a mentor, you will have the opportunity to provide practical employment support and build meaningful relationships with newcomers. If you are interested, please contact us.
Newcomers Legal Information Clinic
Regulated Immigration Consultants and Paralegals can assist with legal issues regarding immigration and settlement in Canada. If you are interested in offering consultation, please contact us.
Newcomers Fellowship Volunteers
Sundays • 1:00 – 3:00 PM • 320 Maplehurst Drive
We are looking for volunteers to help with activities including shopping for food, preparing food, leading worship songs and leading Bible studies! If you are interested, please contact us.
Newcomers Fellowship Bible Study Teachers
Sundays • 1:30 PM • 320 Maplehurst Drive
We are in need of ESL teachers to lead our Bible studies each Sunday. We are looking for teachers who have some form of ESL experience. The purpose of this role is to help newcomers to Canada understand concepts of God’s Word. The teaching schedules are flexible, so please contact us for more information.
Homestead Women’s Rehabilitation Chapel
If you are interested in supporting women in recovery by gathering with them for prayer and Bible study, please join our volunteer team that meets monthly with the women from The Homestead Rehabilitation Program. If you are interested in learning more about this ministry, please contact Lily Cheng.
Pregnancy Care Centre Volunteers
Help women in crisis pregnancies by becoming a LifeBoat facilitator for the Pregnancy Care Centre. The LifeBoat program teaches parenting, goal-setting and budgeting skills through an established curriculum that is easy to facilitate. This is a great opportunity for us to invite these women into our church family. Training happens in North York. Facilitators can serve on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly or on-call basis. If you know of anyone who may be interested in this opportunity, please have them contact Jaimie Lintag.
North York Moms Committee
Did you know The Peoples Church has been partnering with a group of moms in our neighbourhood made up of over 3,000 moms? We are looking for volunteers interested in serving and engaging with this dynamic group of moms and their families through mentorship, event volunteers, leadership development and childcare. Please email Lily Cheng for more information.
North York Moms – School Readiness Seminar
Tuesday, June 6 • 8:00 – 10:30 PM • E102
Is your child starting school this year? Or do you feel you could use some input tweaking your school routine? Come and hear from a team of experts and experienced moms who will share about various topics from academic preparedness to healthy lunch ideas! Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served. Please click here to register. LilyC@ThePeoplesChurch.ca
Ready To Serve – Local Mission Roundtable
Saturday, April 29 • 5:00 – 7:30 PM • GYM
This roundtable event will launch you into conversations with local missionaries who are making a difference in our community. These conversations will provide you with an understanding of what initiatives are taking place here in our city, strategies on how to engage in our local mission field and more information on how you can get involved. As an attendee you will be able to sit and speak with these champions of change, ask questions and connect with them one on one. There will also be larger group discussions where we will explore what the local mission landscape looks likes today, along with some food and drinks. Everyone is welcome. Come and join us for this inspiring and empowering session. Proceeds from the evening will go towards local mission at Peoples. For more information, contact Lily Cheng.
Ready To Serve – Pamper Single Moms on Mother’s Day!
Sunday, May 14 • 3:00 – 8:00 PM • GYM
Help us bless under resourced, single moms on Mother’s Day! We are planning a special banquet and we are in need of 30 hospitality volunteers and 30 childcare volunteers. We are also looking for volunteers who can provide spa services for an hour this evening (manicures, shoulder massages, make-up touch ups and henna tattoos, etc.) What a special way to celebrate Mother’s Day! If you are interested in volunteering, please click here. For more information, contact Lily Cheng.
Safe Families Information Session
Sunday, April 23 • 2:00 – 3:30 PM • E102
Do you want to find out how you can help a family in crisis? We are looking for people who are willing open their home and their hearts to a child from a family in crisis. Commitments are flexible from a day to a few months, depending on your availability. Situations include: single moms giving birth who need help with siblings, refugee families who need care while transitioning into housing, medical crisis or surgeries. If you are interested in attending this information session, please click here. For more information, contact Lily Cheng.
Business as Mission
Wednesday, May 17 • 7:00 – 8:30 AM • Cafe
If you are a Christian business professional, we invite you to our monthly gathering. The purpose is for you to connect with other business professionals and learn what the Bible says about Christian business. You will also learn how to utilize business for mission opportunities and determine expressions of compassion to newcomers. A light breakfast will be served. If you are interested in attending, please confirm your attendance at BAM@ThePeoplesChurch.ca.