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                                                             THE OUTREACH COMMITTEE                                                                                               

To exercise in partnership with others, just stewardship of the World’s resources and to respond with compassion to those in need.


The Parish as a whole is the “Outreach Committee”; however, committee members meet regularly to revise and respond to the needs of others. Simple every day items like toothbrushes, tooth paste, socks, underwear as well as food are donated by the church members quite frequently and delivered to the requesting agencies. St Jude’s is one of the participating members of LIRSA (London Interfaith Refugee Sponsorship Alliance). Monies from the sale of gently used clothing in the Nearly New Shop are used to support community outreach programs such as: L.I.R.S.A., The Daily Bread Program at St. Pauls Cathedral, The London Food Bank, monthly dinners for the needy etc. Clothing from the Shop is sent to Kenora for distribution to northern churches and to the Goodwill and the St John’s clothing cupboard. The Primates World Relief Fund and the many Third World countries receive financial support. 


                           OUTREACH COMMITTEE REPORT FOR VESTRY 2019 - modified

The framework used to describe and encourage ministry throughout the worldwide Anglican

Communion is Living the Marks of Mission

1. To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom

2 To teach, baptize, and nurture new believers

3. To respond to human need by loving service

4. To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue

peace and reconciliation

5. To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth

The Committee of 16, plus Father Bill, would sincerely like to thank the members of St. Jude’s Church, whose generous support and effort means so much to the Committee. It has allowed our mission to help fund individuals and groups from local to international causes.
Ministry of the Month: 
A calendar is developed and circulated in December to highlight those agencies and initiatives that the Committee would like parishioners to support throughout the coming year. Those helped through the generosity of the congregation included: St. Joseph Hospice, Men’s Mission, Unity Project, Bless These Socks, My Sisters Place, anova, CMHA Distress Center, KICKS (Keep Inner City Kids Safe Soceer), St. John’s Strawberries, Environment, St. Johns Run and Walk, Christmas Bale and St. Jude’s Christmas Share.
Funds distributed this year included:
Bridges Out of Poverty-Circles: $ 554.00
Keep Inner City Kids Safe (Soccer Team): $ 700
Deanery Refugee Program: $3,000
London Food Coalition: $1,000
PWDF – Primate World Development Fund $ 500
Food Coalition – $1,000
Father Bill Discretionary Fund ( Bus Tickets, Tim Cards), SobeysNorth East Basic Needs Group:
Summer Snack Program $ 500
Reforest London -Interfaith Tree Planting: $ 300
International Donations:
PWDF – Primate World Development Fund - Gaza Strip $2,000
Funding sources:
The Nearly New Shop $7,090
The Broadway Singers concert in January $1,328
KICKS donations $ 200
Parish Membership Donation - as needed requests $ 619
A huge thanks to Cherie Laughlin for running the Nearly New Shop with her 21 volunteers. These generous volunteers acquired 1100 volunteer hours!
The Committee would also like to acknowledge the hard work and thank Glenda Hayward for her leadership with regard to the St. John’s and Circle dinners, Warden support and Minute taking.
The Committee would like to thank Laura and Doug Fairburn and the many volunteers that ensure our Daily Bread donations arrive at St. Paul’s on Monday morning.
Giving to others, whether time, money or energy, is one of the most valuable character traits in a child
of God.