Where Faith Builds a
Supportive Community For All
St. Matt's Worship
& Events Schedule
Sunday December 8 @ 10:30am
Advent 2 & Soup Lunch
Sunday December 15 @ 10:30am
Advent 3 & Choir Cantata
Sunday December 22 @ 10:30 a.m.
Advent 4 Children's pageant
Tuesday December 24 7.30 p.m.
Christmas Eve service
United Neighbours Syrian Refugee Support
The Alaalyan family arrived safely to Canada in December 2016. They were welcomed
into the home of a family in the Hillcrest/Wychwood neighbourhood as temporary housing
as they got settled. After a dedicated and extensive search,
permanent housing was secured for the Alaalyans in April 2017.
United Neighbours is now in the process of sponsoring a second Syrian family,
who are in the final stages of preparing to come to Canada!
We have found them a three-bedroom apartment, have lined up schools for the six children and are looking forward to their arrival.
If you would like to help, we are still raising funds to support this family in their first year in Canada. Our goal is $60,000. You can give through CanadaHelps.org. Search for "United Neighbours." Or drop a cheque to St. Matthew's United Church with "United Neighbours" in the information line.
Get the word out! Please send this along to anyone you know
who might be able to help. Thank you very much for your help in this process –
the continued generosity of our community is inspiring. We look forward to working
with you as we accomplish this task and move towards a successful settlement.