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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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VOLUNTEERING AT PORTLAND PLACE: Portland Place is a non-profit housing corporation and a mission of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. It provides housing the most vulnerable of our city who struggle with mental health challenges and could easily end up homeless on the street without the housing and community Portland Place provides.


Armour Heights has taken on the mission of providing a lunch twice a month. Volunteers would gather at Armour Heights at 9:30am, drive down together to Portland Place for 10am, prepare a lunch and eat with the tenants, clean up and be done by 2pm. This opportunity will provide food for body and soul for both tenants and us the volunteers. A sign-up sheet can be found in Scott Duncan Hall. Dates planned for the fall include Sept. 9 & 23, Oct. 7 & 21,  Nov. 4 & 18, Dec. 2 & 16.


EVANGEL HALL MISSION: Interested in helping Evangel Hall Mission during the summer? CLICK HERE for details.


RIDE FOR REFUGE: On Saturday October 5th at 8am a team from Armour Heights Church will run, walk or roll as we participate in Ride for Refuge in support of ARISE Ministry. We invite you to join us and enjoy the scenic Toronto waterfront route. For details, talk to Erin Stone, or click HERE.


AIR CONDITIONING:The Board of Managers & Elders of the congregation have approved the installation of Air Conditioning in the sanctuary and Scott Duncan Hall, to complement the existing air conditioning in the narthex and friendship room. The cost will be approximately $40,000, and will be paid out of endowed funds that have come from the estate of a past member, donated to the church. If you would like to contribute to this project as a special gift, You can write a cheque to Armour Heights PC and write “Air Conditioning” on the memo line. Or else, you can go to armourheights.org and donate online. 


HOW CAN I HELP SUPPORT COFFEE HOUR? Whether you, host, help clean-up, provide food or baking, or even consider sponsoring a coffee hour, ALL help is welcome! We invite you to consider taking part in this fellowship opportunity as an individual, family or team! The sign-up sheet for coffee hour can now be found on the sign-up board in Scott Duncan Hall. For more information on what it means to host or sponsor a coffee hour, please speak to Barbara Thomas for more information. Thank you your consideration and support!


WOMEN’S RETREAT: The Women’s Retreat has officially been booked for October 25-27, 2019 in beautiful Collingwood at Blue Mountain’s Tyrolean Village! Stay tuned for further details or you can speak to Linda Grant about how you can sign up.


HOW MUCH DOES ARMOUR HEIGHTS CHURCH MEAN TO YOU? Through special gifts and generous donations, we did quite well covering our budget in 2018. After the first three months of 2019, though, we’re running a shortfall of $9000 in congregational givings. How much have you thought about your givings to the church? Our automatic monthly withdrawals (PAR) program is very easy to set up and easy to adjust in terms of the amount donated each month. For individual one time donations, our website offers an easy way to do that using a credit card and with an immediate charitable receipt for tax purposes. Alternatively, the traditional cheque or cash in an envelope with an envelope number or your information also works. Speak to Erin Stone or David Murray, or email estone@armourheights.org for questions or sign up. 

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