The Outreach Committee at St Aidan's provides the congregation with
leadership and organization for all the ways we can help those in
need. Together, we aspire to live up to our vision statement:
Christian stewardship can be summed up as: "All that I do, with all
that I have, all of the time." Therefore, the Outreach Committee
strives to lead the congregation in reaching out to others with
every resource we have.
What Do We Do To
We gather money through special envelope offerings four times a
year ~ at Easter, Pentecost, Thanksgiving and Advent. This year, we
support St. Paul's Daily Bread, Huron Church Camp, Huron Hunger Fund
(Primate’s World Relief & Development Fund), Hurricane Relief in
Jamaica, Women’s Community House and the Men’s Mission.
We provide parishioners with an opportunity to learn more about
some of the worthy causes seeking our assistance, by presenting
periodic speakers following liturgy. In this way, St. Aidan's
learned more about the South American Missionary Society (SAMS) and
Trinity College's work with the the poor in Cuba. These are two
other organizations Outreach also supported this past year.
We participate in the annual Giving Tree Program, supported by
several West London churches. This program gathers wrapped Christmas
gifts for children in need. In addition, we host the ‘Remembrance
Tree’ at St Aidan's, which enables parishioners to purchase a dove
to place on the tree to remember a loved one who cannot be near at
Christmas. The funds raised through this initiative are used to
purchase gifts for foster children in the care of the Salvation
We are learning about ways to respond to homelessness in London,
and have recently contributed money and time to the London
Affordable Housing Foundation.
Many "opportunities" for outreach are presented each day and we are
organizing to deepen our care for others in the coming year. We are
always looking for new members and for new ways to make an impact in
our city, our province, our country and our world. Join us!