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Outreach

The work of St. Matthew’s  Outreach Committee is never ending; those in need are always with us and require our help. At St. Matthew’s, we support organizations where our donations will make the biggest difference. Presently, our parish, through many groups including the Mothers’ Union, and St. Matthew’s Outreach Committee, is currently participating in the following Outreach programs:

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Mothers’ Union

The Mothers’ Union is the world’s largest and most widely spread Christian family society. It came into being as a Christian women’s group within the Anglican communion but membership is open to any baptized Christian. You do not have to be a mother to join.

AIM – The aim of the Mothers’ Union is the advancement of the Christian religion in the sphere of marriage and family life.

PURPOSE – The purpose of the Mothers’ Union is to be specially concerned with all that strengthens and preserves marriage and Christian family life.

OBJECTIVES – The five Objectives of the society are:

  1. Uphold Christ’s teaching on the nature of marriage and to promote it’s wider understanding.
  2. Encourage parents to bring up their children in the faith and life of the church.
  3. Maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service.
  4. Promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children.
  5. Help those whose family life has met with adversity.

Caring and Calling

Canon Susan is forming a team to keep in contact with parishioners who do not have email or have been missing from church for a few weeks. If you would like to participate or know someone who would benefit from someone checking in on them, please contact Donna Jackson (905-637-2114) or Margaret Schuett (905-333-4172).


Out-4-Lunch

This is a collaboration of people from East Plains United Church, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, West Plains Anglican Church, and St. Matthew’s Anglican Church that have come together to serve up lunch and friendship to Aldershot seniors on Mondays at 12:00 noon. We are now on hiatus for the holidays. We will return Monday, February 10, 2020, weather permitting. Please speak to Paulene Jodry for more information.


Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund

Support to this worldwide relief fund is through the use of our blue church envelopes and special PWRDF envelopes distributed throughout the year.


Partnership West Food Bank

Partnership West, our community food bank, is always in need of non-perishable food items. There is a basket in the Narthex for food. Financial donations can also be made directly to Partnership West.


Halton Women’s Place

Halton Women’s Place is a shelter in our community where women and their children can go to find refuge. We try to keep informed of the needs of the centre and respond when we can.


Compassion Society

Many members of our congregation volunteer their time at the Compassion Society which provides clothing, food and referrals to local resources. Their vision is to grow a generous community of people helping people leading to overall improved lives.


Confirm Newspaper Subscriptions

In an effort to ensure accuracy and reduce costs related to out-of-date subscriber information, you are asked to confirm your desire to receive the Anglican Journal and the Niagara Anglican. This nation-wide opt-in process will take place over the course of the next several months. Those who do not confirm their subscription will no longer receive the papers as of the fall of this year.

There are two easy ways people can confirm their subscription: