Faith In Action

faith in ACT!ON 21: LIVE JUSTLY

This year, our annual faith in ACT!ON 21 campaign will begin on April 25. The faith in ACT!ON 21 theme will focus on what it means to LIVE JUSTLY. Using a passage from Micah, and Jesus’ parable of the “judgment of the nations,” our series will remind us of how God calls us to LIVE JUSTLY by doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly in our daily life as we seek to put our faith into action by loving our neighbours.

Join us each week as we explore what God requires of us as we seek to LIVE JUSTLY.

With the launch of the 5 week LIVE JUSTLY preaching series, we will also begin our annual faith in ACT!ON 21 ‘Service Project’ campaign. This year’s campaign includes several all-new COVID-19 friendly community service projects that we hope that you’ll be excited by and interested in signing up for. Also, due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, our Service Projects will be spread out over the last week of the campaign or done by teams at other specific times throughout the Spring.

To get you excited about this year’s campaign, here is a list of our faith in ACT!ON 21: LIVE JUSTLY Projects. We hope that you will prayerfully consider which project(s) you might want to be a part of.

24 Hour Prayer

Throughout the campaign, we will be collecting donations, utilizing our financial resources and completing acts of service to support creation, our church and our community. As we complete this work we will be praying for support, guidance and encouragement for our faith in ACT!ON leaders and participants, for our church, our community and our world.

Volunteers will be participating in a 24-hour prayer vigil on Saturday, June 5 where they will spend one hour of the day praying remotely at home.Here are some links to help you in your hour of prayer and meditation:

PresbyCan Daily Devotional

Our Daily Bread Devotional

World in Prayer

World Council of Churches

24-7 Prayer

To sign up for this faith in ACT!ON 21: LIVE JUSTLY Project complete the Google Form by Wednesday, May 26.

Ellen House Toiletry Kits

We will be collecting toiletries to be donated to Ellen House, a half-way house for women that is managed by the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton.

Should you wish to support this initiative, you can make a monetary donation for the purchase of a backpack, or you can fill a toiletry kit with the following items:



Cotton balls and Q tips

Toothpaste (travel size)

Shampoo & conditioner (travel size)

Deodorant (travel size)

Small pack of facial tissues

Disposable razors

Wet wipes

Hand sanitizer (travel size)


Small note pad (purse size)


Small mouthwash (travel size)

Small bar hand soap

Women’s socks

Women’s underwear size L

Face mask

OR If you would like to make a monetary donation for the purchase of a backpack or toiletries, please mail in your cheques to the church or consider making a e-transfer. Please clearly indicate on your cheque or money order that the funds are for the ‘Ellen House Toiletry Kit.’

We will be collecting the toiletry kits for Ellen House on Saturday,June 5at the church. For further information about this project please contact Robyn Kirkpatrick at (905) 846 -0678.

To sign up for this faith in ACT!ON 21: LIVE JUSTLY Project, complete the Google Form by Wednesday, May 26.

Bethell Hospice Virtual Hike

St. Andrew’s will be participating in the Bethell Hospice Virtual Hike to raise money for the continued operations of their no-fee residential and community-based palliative care program in the Brampton and Caledon community. Further information about Bethell Hospice and this year’s hike can be found on their website

To participate in the virtual hike, members of the congregation are asked to register for the hike with the ‘St. Andrews Brampton’ virtual Team on the Bethell Hospice Foundation website and fundraise at least $50. Donations will be collected on the Bethell Hospice Foundation website. Please ensure that your donations are received by May 31.

Then it’s time to complete your virtual hike or virtual hike alternative activity. Some possible Virtual Hike alternative activities include:

Indoor– climbing a flight of stairs, walking on a treadmill, completing an online workout or fitness class, and dancing

Outdoor– walking, biking, running or hiking

Virtual hikers are asked to complete their activity any day before the end of May. For further information about this project, please contact Robyn Kirkpatrick at (905) 846-0678.

To sign up for this faith in ACT!ON 21: LIVE JUSTLY Project, complete the Google Form by Wednesday, May 26.

Gardening @ St. Andrew’s

We are looking for volunteers to help plant flowers in the beds around St. Andrew’s on Saturday, May 15.

Volunteers will work in shifts of 5 people, and proper social distancing measures will be in place.

For those interested in helping out, please bring your own gardening gloves and tools, as we want to make this activity as contactless as possible.

We are also asking for volunteer assistance throughout the Spring and Summer months to help with weekly weeding and watering to maintain our church gardens.

To sign up for this faith in ACT!ON 21: LIVE JUSTLY Project, complete the Google Form by Wednesday, May 5.

Frontline Workers Appreciation Cards

St. Andrew’s will be showing our appreciation again this year to the frontline workers who have tirelessly given of themselves to keep our city going and running safely.

This year we have expanded our thank you card writing to include grocery and department store workers, Brampton transit employees, truck drivers, hospital workers and members of our city’s emergency services.

To do this, volunteers are asked to write cards and letters to show their appreciation for the hard work and dedication to keeping our community healthy, safe and running smoothly by these frontline workers.

The family can participate in this activity!

Kids in the congregation are encouraged to participate in making cards and drawing pictures that can be delivered to the frontline workers.

Cards, letters and kids’ art will be collected at the church on Saturday, June 5.

To sign up for this faith in ACT!ON 21: LIVE JUSTLY Project, complete the Google Form by Wednesday, May 26.

Brampton Humane Society Towels & Blankets Donation

Doing some spring cleaning? Need new towels or bedding? Now’s the time to say ‘Out with the old and in with the new’ and give to a great cause at the same time!

Animals have also suffered during this pandemic and the places that take care of them need our help. This is why we will be collecting old towels, sheets and blankets for the Brampton Humane Society throughout the faith in ACT!ON 21: LIVE JUSTLY campaign.

Donated towels and blankets will be collected at the church on Saturday, June 5.

To sign up for this faith in ACT!ON 21: LIVE JUSTLY Project, complete the Google Form by Wednesday, May 26.