2019 Mission Grants Awarded

Each fall the Eastern Synod Mission Committee reviews numerous grant applications and then faces the difficult task of deciding how the funds will be distributed. Grants are awarded in 3 different categories; Long Term Partnership, Short Term Partnership and Compassionate Justice Initiatives.

This year there were 67 applications to review resulting in 51 grants being awarded totalling $302,996.

Grants awarded are as follows:

Compassionate Justice Initiatives

St. John’s, Arnprior-Children’s Healthy Snack
Holy Trinity, Belleville -Food Insecurity
St. Peter’s, Cambridge -Home Hospice Assn.
St. Philip’s, Etobicoke -Neighbourhood Table
All Saints, Guelph -Community Market
St. Mark’s, Kitchener -Community Ministry
St. Matthew’s, Kitchener -Refugee Sponsorship
St. John’s, Montreal -Food Justice Ministries
St. David, Orillia -Route 66
Our Saviour, Owen Sound -Celebration 30
St. James, St. Jacobs -Community Café
Trinity Village -Support for Impoverished Seniors
Two Rivers Ministry Area -Six Nations Partnership
Mount Zion, Waterloo -Mount Zion Café & Open Sesame Preschool

Short Term Partnership Grants

St. Peter’s, Cambridge -Future Ministry with St. Peter’s Place
Central Toronto Ministry Area -Missional Leadership Training & Area Workshops
Faith, Fergus- Elora -Senior’s Summer Camp & Drop In Centre
St. Matthew’s, Kitchener -LED Sign
St. Paul’s, Listowel/ Wallace -Website
St. John’s, Mahone Bay -Media Outreach and Music Ministry
St. Mark’s, Midland -Health & Healing
St. Michael’s Finnish, Montreal -Visioning the Future
Holy Cross, Newmarket -Beyond Welcome Outreach
St. John, Ottawa -New Edinburgh Community Choirs
Our Saviour, Owen Sound -Digitalizing Worship
St. Timothy’s, Pembroke -Website & Serving Marginalized Community Members
Zion, Pembroke -Three Parts
St. John’s, Petawawa -Community Friendship Meal
Christ, Peterborough -One Roof Dinner & Kid’s Klub/ Messy Church
Peace, Pickering -Alternative Worship Service
St. Paul’s, Richmond Hill -LED Sign
St. James, St. Jacobs -Website & Brand Overhaul
Agricola, Toronto -Website
Redeemer, Toronto -Missional Leadership Development
Trinity Village -Age With Grace
Christ, Waterloo -YouTube Church
Christ the King, Whitby -BASIC Seniors
Toronto Campus Ministry -Lutherans Connect

Long Term Partnership Grants

Westside, Barrie -Ongoing Program Support
Westside, Barrie -Lutheran Homes K-W
St. Peter’s, Kitchener -TV Ministry
St. David, Orillia Program Support
thirdspace_, Waterloo -Program Support
First, Toronto -Outreach
Martin Luther, Toronto -Ecumenical Vicariate/Internship in Toronto
Rhenish, Toronto -Program Support
St. Paul Chinese, Toronto -Community Outreach program with Bethesda