The Great Race
In past years, Saint Luke’s Church helped the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank in the summer by encouraging congregants to bring in food items to the church each Sunday. Items were weighed and delivered on an ongoing basis, with the goal being to surpass the amount from the previous week. The church also found that another great way to support the Food Bank was through their Truckin’ Tuesdays event, asking families to consider bringing a food or monetary donation for the Food Bank when they came to buy their dinner from the Food Trucks in the summer.
During the past two years, Trillium Church participated with several other churches in the Cambridge area in ‘The Food Bank Challenge’ where each church chose one item from the Food Bank’s most wanted list, and tried to reach goals set individually.
Of course, with the pandemic and closed churches, we are not able to help our local food bank in the same ways, even though the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank needs us more than ever!
The Social Concerns and Outreach teams at both Saint Luke’s and Trillium have come up with an idea so together we can still help alleviate this great need in our community. We have initiated a friendly challenge called ‘The Great Race’. The winner will be the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank.
Starting immediately, both churches are asking their congregations to donate money to the food bank.
Trillium: If you are able, Trillium congregants are asked to send donations by cheque to Trillium Church at 450 King St. E., N3H 3M9 or through e-transfers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make a note to let the book keeper it is for the food bank. We will report our joint progress in the e-News each week.
Saint Luke’s: The Saint Luke's congregants have two options to donate, as they are able. They can either mail a cheque made out to Saint Luke’s United Church, at 1620 Franklin Blvd., N3C 1P2, with a note on the corner of the cheque saying it’s for the Food Bank, or they can send an e-transfer to email@example.com with an added message saying that it's for the Food Bank.
So, the race has begun! May the Food Bank win!
Sun. June 2nd - Sunday School Wrap-Up, Blessing of the Grads and Congregational Picnic
Come and celebrate the children and teachers of our Sunday School. If a member of your family who is graduating this year and is unable to attend please forward their name (and a photo if you wish) by email to the church at firstname.lastname@example.org so they may be acknowledged for reaching a milestone in their education. Following worship we will be sharing Food, Fellowship and Fun at our Annual Picnic. A Free Will Offering will be received to assist our Sunday School. Plan on attending with your church family.
Jan 29th,2019 - 11th Annual Soup's On Event
Thanks to all who braved the wicked winter weather to attend the 11th annual Soup’s On event on Tuesday. We were 39 people and we had 12 different soups to try along with rolls, crackers, cheeses and desserts. Our free will offering brought in $215.75 for the work of the Church.
This year’s winner, by a landslide, of the Silver Ladle Award was Farren Bell (Ron & Pansy Bell’s granddaughter) who made Loaded Baked Potato Soup.
Second place was Donna DeBruin with Italian Wedding Soup.
We appreciate all the help we had in setting up and taking down. As always, nobody went home hungry!
March 12th, 2019 - Bridges Dinner
The Outreach Committee would like to thank everyone who contributed monetary donations towards the Bridges Dinner. Because of your generosity we were able to serve a delicious dinner of ham, scallop potatoes, mixed vegetables, garden salad, crusty buns, brownies, pie, punch and coffee, to about 80 people. I would like to personally thank all the volunteers who helped to prepare and serve the food and then clean up afterwards, especially since I was sick and had to leave earlier than expected.
Thank you again for everything that you do.
Barb and the Outreach Committee.
March 5th, 2019 - Pancake Supper
We extend thanks to all who set up, took down, cooked sausages, flipped pancakes and came to enjoy the food and fellowship at our Shrove Tuesday Supper. We fed about 60 people and our free will offering bucket gained us $303.50 which has been directed towards helping pay our Regional Assessment (formerly known as Presbytery Fees).
Food Trucks 2018