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Icon gifted to Holy Trinity

Hélène Beaumont and her husband, Jérôme, live in France, but visit Holy Trinity for Christmas, Holy Week/Easter, and in the fall each year. They were married at Holy Trinity during the Sunday morning liturgy on the Sunday after Easter, 2013. Hélène is ordained in the Huguenot tradition, and is also an iconographer. She created an icon for Holy Trinity, entitled Le Christ des Chrétiens d’Orient et des Réfugiés, pictured here, which was blessed at the Easter Vigil this year. Continue reading Icon gifted to Holy Trinity

An Evening with the Marion Singers January 28

Come join us for a night of music and drinks in support of a great cause!

refugee-committee

 

 

 

 

 

We will open the doors of Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square, Toronto at 7 pm

Price: Adult:$20
Student:$15

Drinks available for purchase throughout the evening

Purchase tickets online  Print our Marion-singers-poster

For more information on the Church and its Refugee Committee, check us out online.

Have any questions? Feel free to email us at:
holytrinityrefugee@gmail.com

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By then end of 2015, The United Nations Refugee Agency reported 65.3 million people were displaced from their homes. This means every 60 seconds, 24 people were forced to flee due to conflict or persecution.

Continue reading An Evening with the Marion Singers January 28

Worship hosted by Refugee Committee 10:30 AM December 11

10:30 AM Worship service including Erefugee-trioucharist/Communion prepared by The Holy Trinity Refugee Committee
and the Sidra Project

Including an immersive experience viewing the short film
Clouds over Sidra
using virtual reality technology.

After the service you will be invited to engage in a dialogue
About the Sidra experience, the global refugee crisis and hear about
the work of our refugee committee.

Celebrate Sanctuary North’s 15th Anniversary on November 5th

Saturday, November 5 from 5 to 9 PM Celebrate Sanctuary North’s fifteenth anniversary! There will be supper, a bar, music, entertainment and a slide show of Sanctuary North’s fifteen year history here in the church, 19 Trinity Square. This event is hosted by the Sanctuary North Board and related organizations.
Sanctuary North would not exist if it hadn’t been for a sixty thousand dollar grant that the congregation approved from a “windfall” we received just before the turn of the century. A lot of people from Holy Trinity and San Esteban communities have been involved from the outset though Sanctuary North has welcomed refugees from many different communities.
Please speak with Lee or Michael Creal or Ian Sowton to say you are coming so we can plan for realistic numbers. Email mcreal@yorku.ca It will be a great occasion. A Holy Trinity achievement worth celebrating!

Photo: Looking out from the porch of Sanctuary North over the York River. Sanctuary North is located north west of Bancroft, ON.

Book Sale this week! Thursday and Friday June 23 & 24!

The Holy Trinity Refugee Committee will host it’s Annual Book Sale on Thursday, June 23 & Friday June 24 from 9 to 5 or so. This will be held outside on the south side of the building.

All funds raised directly support the work of The Holy Trinity Refugee Committee. The committee is currently going into its second year of sponsorship of a family of four from Columbia and began the sponsorship of a man from Eritrea who arrived this past February.

With the support of the Church of the Holy Trinity and other amazing volunteers and contributors, we are able to provide financial and emotional support for these refugees while they settle into a new country and community. Our twenty years of refugee sponsorship experience has been shared extensively this past year as many new groups welcomed refugees from Syria.

Always looking ahead, we are excited to continue with the tradition of a book sale fundraiser which over the years has contributed directly to the support of our newly arrived families.

Donations of books (no magazines or textbooks) can be dropped off at 19 Trinity Square Monday to Friday 11 AM to 3 PM. If you require pick up contact Margot at mlinken@holytrinitytoronto.org or 416-598-4521 ext. 222

Sale Thursday, Dec 3 to support refugee work!

On ThurDec 3 salesday  December 3 you can buy high quality clothing for your friends and family and know that you are making other people’s lives better too.

Sojourn House has welcomed and supported refugees for over two decades in our immediate community. They will share 25% of the proceeds from this sale with the Holy Trinity Refugee Committee.

Drop by between 4 and 9 PM on Thursday, December 3 to purchase brand name clothes from Chanel, Burberry, Michael Kors, Patagonia, Lacoste, Helly Hansen, Escada and many more.

 

Pinch me, I must be dreaming…

Homily on November 8, 2015 by Katherine Assad

Yesterday on the bus I got a text message from Rob Shropshire, a member of the Holy Trinity refugee committee whom many of you know, telling me to listen to an interview on CBC with John MaCallum, our new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. Rob said that the interview was so amazing he was literally pinching himself, so I listened to it right then and there.

The minister confirmed that the government will indeed be moving ahead with the resettlement of 25,000 refugees and that the interim federal health program for refugees that was cut a few years ago would be fully reinstated. And these 25000 to be resettled will be government-assisted refugees. These numbers do not include the number of refugees that will be privately sponsored by constituent groups like ours of groups of five. For me this point is huge. Continue reading Pinch me, I must be dreaming…

Book Sale raised over $2900 on Thursday and Friday, June 25 & 26

books_featureThe Holy Trinity Refugee Committee will host it’s Annual Book Sale on Thursday, June 25 & Friday June 26 from 9 to 5 or so. This will be held on the south side of the building.

All funds raised directly support the work of The Holy Trinity Refugee Committee. The committee is currently sponsoring a family of four from Columbia, a man of Palestinian descent from Iraq and a father and daughter from Iran. With the support of the Church of the Holy Trinity and other amazing volunteers and contributors, we are able to provide financial and emotional support for these seven refugees while they settle into a new country and community. Always looking ahead, we are excited to continue with the tradition of a book sale fundraiser which over the years has contributed directly to the support of our newly arrived families.

Donations of books (no magazines or textbooks) can be dropped off at 19 Trinity Square Monday to Friday 11 AM to 3 PM. If you require pick up contact Margot at mlinken@holytrinitytoronto.org or 416-598-4521 ext. 222

June 9 – A Most Remarkable Outreach to Refugees

hanns-thomae-aThe Canadian Sanctuary Network, Jewish Refugee Action Network, and KAIROS Canada invite you to attend:

A Most Remarkable Outreach to Refugees: A report from the Churches in Germany at Holy Trinity Church, 19 Trinity Square on Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 PM. A conversation with Hanns Thomae, former director of Refugee Outreach for the Evangelical Church in Berlin and Brendenburg and member of the ecumenical network and with Rita Kantemir-Thomae, one of the first members of parliament of the Green Party and activist for migrant and refugee rights. For more information visit

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb13xXUl6JP232yASDirk4w

https://www.facebook.com/events/1580210418910410/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/132620313@N03/