Ministry Initiatives & Programs
St Michael's is currently offering a full range of ministry initiatives and programming to support the community and faith worship during the covid-19 shutdown. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for regular updates on what's happening, including needs at the food bank, calls for volunteers, community initiatives, and engaging content for children and youth.
The Beeton Cupboard Food Bank
The Beeton Cupboard remains open to serve those in need every Wednesday morning from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Donations of food and household items can be dropped off Wednesday and Sunday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. A list of what's needed most each week is posted to our Instagram and Facebook - follow us @stmichaelonstclair
Out of the Cold Lunch Program
Our Sunday lunch program has been extended through to the end of May for 2021. Each Sunday at 12:30 PM, take-away lunches are provided to those in need of a meal. No questions asked. To support this program, please contact our office.
Our newest ministry group for those in the 20-30 age group looking to connect and explore themes of faith, God, life issues, and make social connections in a supportive, safe space. Follow us on Instagram for updates on upcoming events and gatherings! @stmichaelonstclair
Fabulous Fridays - Returning for July 2021
Returning for July 2021! Register by June 30 for weekly delivery of arts & crafts kits and snacks for four weeks in July! Follow us on Instagram for regular updates and to share your creations with the hashtag #fabfridaysjuly. Follow @stmichaelonstclair
Our arts and crafts program for families and individuals in the neighbourhood offered unique activities in its pilot program during the spring 2020 shutdown. 650 activity kits were delivered every Friday to the doorsteps of 80 children and their families.
St Michael's Youth Group: Fantastic Friends in Faith
We've taken our in-church Friday children and youth ministry group online for a check-in time with faith development and exploration. FOr details, visit our Children & Youth Ministry Page.
Bringing comfort to those experiencing loneliness, grief, and isolation during the pandemic. Do you know of someone who could use this form of caring? Are you a knitter or crafter interested in creating and donating a shawl? Supplies of yarn are available. Please contact us to get involved.
Baking From A Distance
This community initiative allows bakers in the neighbourhood to support the Beeton Cupboard food bank with home-baked goodies to be given out each week. To get involved, please Contact Us.
A once-weekly time for children to have a special story time, including bible stories and a gentle bedtime prayer to help calm the mind and heart. To sign up or find out more, please Contact Us.
The Beeton Garden
This new initiative has been established and run by members of the community looking for ways to support those experiencing food insecurity through the growing of fresh produce in backyards in the neighbourhood. Reach out to us if you'd like to get involved.
One Coffee at a Time
**Update**: In-person meeting at the Underground is returning to the front lawn on St Clair Ave beginning Friday June 4, 10-11:30 am. Covid-19 safety measures continue to be followed closely - please wear your mask and continue to physically distance.
Those who wish to join in remotely can continue to join the Friday Morning Coffee Hour on Zoom using the link on the Home Page.
Started as a grassroots community initiative to foster social connection, the Underground Cafe has grown into a regular weekly drop-in event held in St. Michael & All Angels Church Fridays from 10:00 - 11:30 am. Join us for coffee, tea, goodies, and conversation with fellow members of the neighbourhood.
This essential service providing community outreach continues during covid-19 with safety protocols in place.
Self-guided tours of our stained glass in the church sanctuary are temporaroly suspended.
All are welcome to take this opportunity to take a self-guided tour and contemplation of our beautiful stained glass windows. Information on the history and artists behind the window designs is available to visitors. Get a preview here.