Below are some of the local initiatives we have performed in which our congregants participate.
Evangel Hall Mission
Evangel Hall Mission has been helping the homeless in downtown Toronto for over 100 years by providing guidance and support, food and clothing as well as counselling. Everybody is welcomed with a warm smile and a kind heart.
Runnymede regularly supports Evangel Hall Mission through monthly sandwich teams, hosting a yearly dinner at Christmas, providing clothing and other desperately needed items and through financial donations.
Our church is used by the 62nd Sparks, Brownies and Guides units for their weekly meetings. For more information visit the Girl Guides of Canada.
Quilting and Knitting Group
Members of our congregation get together throughout the year to instruct the younger members how to quilt. We also bring our knitting and share our knowledge with those who are learning to knit. If you are interested in joining us please e-mail the office as the dates are not set.
Women of Runnymede
The fund-raising done by this group supports: The Scott Mission, West Toronto Support Services (Meals-on-Wheels) and the Yonge Street Mission and our own congregation.
Men of Runnymede
The men of Runnymede meet once a month for an informal breakfast. The concept was for the men to get together over a cup of coffee and breakfast for an informal get together. Although we are small in numbers, the original breakfast, first held in October of 2010, was a huge success as most of the men of Runnymede attended. The meeting time is 7:30 a.m. and usually held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at a local restaurant.
Early in our history we began discussions as to what we can do to get involved in the community. Our discussions brought us to assisting The Sharing Place at 624 Annette Street who have been involved in food and clothing assistance for disadvantaged persons in the immediate area. Our main focus has been on clothing donations from mainly the male members of our church. It has been very successful and we are very pleased with the participation of the church.
If there any donations of clothing or other articles for men please call the church office, (416) 767-2689. You may also place articles to donate in the box in the narthex/lobby of the church.
We hope and pray that we can expand to other churches in the area to be involved with the men of Runnymede Presbyterian Church to help those in need.
If you wish to be put on the meeting announcement email list please call the church office and provide your email address. You may also go to the Calendar section of the website to see when the next meeting will be held.
A Place to Play
We are home to A Place to Play, a co-operative nursery school that has provided child care from Runnymede’s facilities for many years.
Outreach through The Presbyterian Church in Canada
Runnymede contributes to the Presbyterian Church in Canada’s outreach projects.
Presbyterians Sharing is the name of the fund that supports the national programs and ministries of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. It makes possible our existence as a church denomination in Canada. It enables us to do mission and ministry in Canada and across the world.
Presbyterian World Service and Development (PWS&D) is the official development and relief agency of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. The work of PWS&D includes responding to emergency situations, long-term community development with international partners working in health, education, agriculture and income-generation and refugee sponsorship by Canadian congregations. PWS&D is also responsible for educating Canadian Presbyterians about global needs and issues and supports churches and organizations seeking to transform their communities by promoting justice, peace and the integrity of creation. PWS&D supports people and communities in Africa, Asia, Central America and Eastern Europe according to their need and regardless of their faith.