Haiti Relief Efforts

The terrible tragedy in Haiti has prompted the world to respond, and the church is no exception. Through the work of the Presbyterian World Service & Development agency, the Presbyterian Church in Canada is helping those who are in need in Haiti.

From the PWS&D website:

PWS&D is committing to long-term efforts to help victims of Haiti’s earthquake. While PWS&D is currently working through the Action by Churches Together Alliance to bring emergency food, shelter, water and hygiene kits to those in need, PWS&D is determined to stay with the people of Haiti to ensure they can rebuild homes, restore livelihoods, get children back in school and find the support they need to overcome from this disaster.
“In addition to immediate needs, we are starting to look at the long-term needs so we can help people truly recover and rebuild their lives,” says Ken Kim, PWS&D director. “For this reason, we are committing to long-term development work in Haiti.”
Long-term efforts will focus on enhancing the living conditions of the most vulnerable people impacted by the earthquake. Distribution of food and supplies will continue along with working with communities to restore agriculture production, rebuild homes, create cash-for-work projects, get children back into schools and provide psychosocial support.

You can help! Give directly to the fund online here: http://www.presbyterian.ca/pwsd/appeals/haiti

You can also include a donation to the PWS&D Haiti relief fund directly in your regular offering envelope. We have already raised nearly $1700 thanks to your donations.

Thank you for your continued generosity!

UPDATE: We have now raised over $5000 for Haiti relief. Thanks for your generous giving! (2010-02-07)

Volunteer Sunday

A few weeks ago we held a Volunteer Sunday event to focus on the many opportunities at CPC to serve God with the gifts and abilities that He gave us.

It was fun to see all the ministry leaders setting up their booths in the morning and comparing displays!

If you are interested in volunteering at CPC, here is a list of ministries that need your help. And we also have some immediate opportunities available. You can also just click on the Get Involved tab at the top of this site for more information.

Thanks for serving with us!

Happy 98th Anniversary!

On Sunday, we celebrated 98 years of being Toronto Chinese Presbyterian Church - wow! Plans are already underway for our centennial celebration in 2010. Stay tuned for all the details!

We celebrated with a combined service held in English and Cantonese. Pastor Tom Eng reminded us why the church exists. I found it particularly relevant as sometimes we can get so caught up in church activities and just life in general that it is easy to forget what our purpose is as a church.

Here's a quick summary:

the church is called to...

  1. Celebrate God's presence - WORSHIP

  2. Communicate God's grace -EVANGELISM

  3. Incorporate God's family - FELLOWSHIP

  4. Educate God's people - DISCIPLESHIP

  5. Demonstrate God's love - MINISTRY

Pastor Tom also reminded us that God wants us to give our best to others. He has given us all gifts so that we can use them to help the church fulfill it's calling.

What are your particular gifts? Which of the five purposes above are you most passionate about? Speak with Pastor Tom or any church leader to see how you can get involved. See you at the centennial celebration!

Nominations for Board of Managers Now Open

Do you have a passion to serve Jesus Christ at TCPC?

Then you may want to consider joining the Board of Managers. This is a dynamic group of leaders from both the Chinese & English services who join together to ensure that the church is managed in a responsible, effective and God-loving manner.

We deal with many areas of management including:

  • administration

  • finance

  • human resources

  • hospitality

  • fundraising

  • facility management, and

  • communications.

If you are skilled in any of these areas or just have a willingness to serve then we would like to invite you to join our team!

To qualify as a Board of Manager, you must be a baptized Christian, caring, enthusiastic, energetic, willing to serve and available to attend 10 meetings a year.  We are looking to fill 12 positions for a 3 year term.

If you are interested, please contact Pastor Tom Eng at tom.eng@torontocpc.com or at 416.977.2609.