The Session and Mission and Outreach Committee of Morningside- High Park (MHP) Presbyterian Church would like to bring the congregation up to date on an initiative led by Rosedale Presbyterian Church (RPC), to sponsor a Syrian family seeking refuge in Canada.
In fall 2015, Rosedale invited neighbourhood Churches, including MHP, to an information meeting about refugee sponsorship. MHP has a strong history of mission service and therefore the idea of partnering with RPC was presented to Session for consideration. Session agreed to commit $5,000 to the project and to discuss the idea with the congregation to determine the level of support for the initiative.
Rosedale Presbyterian Church recently received the family of four’s profile and estimated the annual cost of a family to live in Toronto for a year to be approximately $50,760. The fundraising for this initiative is proceeding well with financial commitments from Rosedale Presbyterian Church, Leaside Presbyterian Church and Morningside-High Park Presbyterian Church to date. The 2015 and 2016 proceeds from Cuppa Change/Don’s Coffeepot will be put toward our $5,000 commitment and donations from the congregation will be welcomed.
If you would like to support this initiative, please address your donation to Morningside-High Park Presbyterian Church and note on the envelope that you would like to support the Tri Church Syrian Family Sponsorship Project and the dollar amount you would like to go toward this initiative.
This is a wonderful opportunity to work with other churches and people of other cultures and to see God’s work in action by helping families transition to life in Canada. For further information about this initiative, please feel free to contact Allan, Sheila, Claire or Kirk. Email inquiries can be directed to Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org