FAITH IN ACTION: Street Patrol

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm

"I by my works will show you my faith." — James 2:18

A big part of Jesus’ ministry focused around the loving service of others. Faith Connections' Faith in Action program strives to provide young adults (18-39) with opportunities to live out their faith through small group service activities. This is where young adults can come together and like Jesus, serve others in the community with love while building friendships with other young adults.

Faith in Action: Street Patrol

Come and join Faith Connections as we take part in St. Patrick’s Street Patrol. Together, we will walk the streets of downtown Toronto, offering food and friendship to those in need.

When is it?

Wednesday evenings, from the first week of July to the last week of August. Faith Connections will be joining the Street Patrol on July 18th, 2018. We will begin by making care packages at 5:30pm, the walk will begin at 6:30pm and end at 9:30pm.

Where do we meet?

St. Patrick's Church – 131 McCaul Street

  • 5:30 p.m. – meet at St. Patrick's Parish Church Hall and prepare care packages as a group.
  • 6:30 p.m. – gather on the steps of Saint Patrick’s Church to begin the walk
  • 6:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. – orientation talk: “How ‘to do’ Street Patrol” & Street Patrol Prayer
  • 6:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. – Proceed along designated routes
  • 9:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – gather back on the steps to “share our experiences” and end in prayer


Food contributions for care packages are greatly appreciated!
A few points to consider regarding this:

Often, homeless people are very dehydrated, especially on hot summer days. Any type of drink is okay. Juice is preferred. Even water will do. Drink boxes or cans of pop are convenient. But what may work best, and is the least expensive, is to bring 1, 2 or 4 litre jugs (along with paper cups). It may take longer to pour the drinks and serve them, but this time can be used to exchange in small talk with the homeless. You may want to bring other foods, as well. Soft fruit is welcomed, such as bananas and oranges. (Hard fruit, like apples, are difficult to eat when you have poor teeth.) Vegetables, nuts, raisins, and seeds are a good idea, too. And if you wish, a small sweet treat, like cookies, can add to the enjoyment of the meal.

What should I wear?

A good pair of walking shoes is very important. Keep in mind that we will be walking for over two hours. Comfortable clothing is also a must. A knapsack to put your food in is a very good idea. It will leave your arms free, and it's easier to walk when your back is carrying most of the weight.

RSVPs appreciated as spots are limited! Please contact Kataryna Ryba at faithconnections@csj-to.ca or phone 416-467-2645

Location

St Patrick's Church
131 McCaul St
Toronto, ON
Canada