Last updated on May 20th, 2021
In the Neighbourhood:
Food Ministry with Wesley Mimico United Church
Phone: 416-546-5737, Email: email@example.com
Unfortunately, in 2020 due the COVID-19 pandemic the Community Lunch and Food Bank at Martin Luther Church is suspended until further notice.
Prior to the pandemic, every Saturday, Wesley Mimico United Church https://www.wmuc.ca/ offered food ministry in the Martin Luther Church basement, welcoming people of all ages, backgrounds and economic circumstances. WMUC has a long history of supporting the local community by providing warm meals and supplying urgently needed groceries to our Mimico area residents since 1996.
WMUC Food Bank: 11:00 to 12:00, every Saturday except the last Saturday of the month.
WMUC Community Lunch: 12:00 to 13:00, every Saturday.
Both events took place at the MLC basement from September to June.
“Wesley Mimico’s Food Bank has continued since March 2020 by means of home deliveries. COVID-19 has intensified the need for support. Consequently, we have greatly increased the food delivered and also provide a grocery gift certificate so clients can supplement our non-perishable food with perishable purchases such as vegetables and meat. Delivery and shopping is done in a socially distanced manner.” -Bob Sharkey
Great Finds Thrift Store 416-255-6282 www.stonegateministry.ca/great-finds/
Stonegate Ministry had a thrift store called Great Finds Thrift Store across the street from our church at 2358 Lake Shore Blvd West. They served with things relevant to the community, like poverty and loneliness.
“As we navigate and adapt to the many challenges and uncertainties that the Covid-19 pandemic has presented us, unfortunately, it has also affected our situation for leasing our current location. As a result, Great Finds Thrift Store will be closing temporarily until a new location is secured. On September 29, 2020 Great Finds Thrift Store will be closing its operations at this location and will be moving to a new location in the Mimico/Lake Shore community as soon as an appropriate facility can be found. Our priority is to continue to serve in the Mimico/Lake Shore community. One of our goals is to have more retail space in order to provide our clients with an even broader selection. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, at our new location wherever it is, we will continue to ensure the health and well-being of our customers, volunteers, staff and the community we serve. We would like to thank you for your support and patronage and we look forward to seeing you again soon at a newly furbished store!” – from their website
Lakeshore Lodge Long-Term Care Home
3197 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M8V 3X5 416-392-9400, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lakeshore Lodge is a long-term care home operated by the City of Toronto. The Lodge invites community churches like Martin Luther Church to convene services as part of their religious care during the week and on Sundays. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic our services there are suspended until further notice.
Delmanor Prince Edward Retirement Residence
4180 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke, ON M8X 1X8 416-233-0725, DelmanorPrinceEdward@Delmanor.com
Delmanor Prince Edward offers full service retirement living. Martin Luther Church convenes services here once a month. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic our services there are suspended until further notice.
ECULINKS Etobicoke (Ecumenical Links)
Chair: Peter Patterson, Christ Church St. James Anglican Church,
Vice chair: Cora Dusk, Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church.
ECULINKS Etobicoke is an informal, volunteer-driven group of social justice, faith-based people, from churches in Etobicoke. Its mission focuses on networking, information-sharing, connecting and support for church social justice programs that will lead to greater understanding and clarity around outreach and social justice issues. It encourages churches and faith-based organizations to address and confront social justice and outreach issues that are both short-term immediate need and longer-term with deeper root causes. ECULINKS meets about four or five times a year on a Friday morning to share information and discuss issues to address together and bring to the attention of our individual parishes and congregations.
In the Eastern Synod:
909 Zadow Rd, Golden Lake, ON K0J 1X0
Camp Lutherlyn is the place for fun summer activities such as swimming, canoeing, campfires, singing, laughing, and making wonderful memories together.
In the German Community:
977 College Street, Toronto, ON M6H 1A6
416-534-3177, email@example.com, http://dasjournal.ca/
Das Journal is a German language newspaper directed toward the many German, Austrian and Swiss diaspora in the GTA. The newspaper reports on local and world events, advertises events and groups within the German community and even publishes traditional German recipes! We thank Das Journal for their ongoing support advertising our congregation to the German-Canadian community.
The newspaper also lists excellent resources including assistance with German Pension Taxation. You can find Das Journal’s bi-weekly publications on their website and subscribe online.
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
2 Bloor Street East, 25th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 1A8, Canada
416.925.2813, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.canada.diplo.de
The German Consulate in Toronto runs various consular services to local, German, and international citizens in Canada. The Consulate supports Canadian, German and international citizens through its consular services. This includes providing information about German economy, culture and education, the requirements and process of getting German Citizenship or obtaining a German Visa.
We thank the consulate for providing donations in 2020 toward mailing to German seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
German International School (GIST)
NEW LOCATION IN SEPTEMBER 2020: 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd.
16-922-6413, email@example.com, https://www.gistonline.ca/
The German International School Toronto is a private, co-educational, German immersion primary school which provides a unique environment for learning in German, English and French. Students from the GIST have participated in services to make special events like the first day of school and Christmas. They have also participated in Holocaust Education Week presentations are our church.
Deutsche Sprachschulen (Metro Toronto) Inc.
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School, 32 Montgomery Road, Etobicoke, ON M8X 1Z4 https://www.dssgta.org/
Contact Mrs. Ines Henneke, Principal/Schulleiterin, 416-900-6068
The Deutsche Sprachschulen (Metro Toronto) Inc. (“DSS”) is a non-profit organization comprised of three schools within the Greater Toronto Area: Richmond Hill, Scarborough and Toronto Central West (Etobicoke).
CHLO-AM 530 Radio
416 233-7368 firstname.lastname@example.org
This multilingual radio station CHLO-AM 530 runs a German language program from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon on Sundays. Martin Luther Church is featured at 9:30 am with a radio devotion live and later as podcast on our website.
Since 1984, CHLO-AM 530 (formerly CIAO-AM) has provided quality programming to hundreds of thousands of new Canadians in Brampton and the Greater Toronto Area in a variety of languages.
Music, talk, news and sports, local or international, are blended and delivered with a unique Canadian perspective, in over 15 languages. Whether something happens around the corner of the world, CHLO’s experienced on-air personnel keep each of their communities informed.
Moll Berczy Haus
1020 McNicoll Avenue, 4th Floor of Tendercare Living Centre, Scarborough, Ontario M1W 2J6
Moll Berczy Haus https://www.tendercare.ca/tendercare/moll-berczy-haus/ is Toronto’s only Residence for German Speaking Seniors, offering security, comfort and happiness to their German speaking residents. Martin Luther Church convenes services here throughout the year.
In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic our services are suspended until further notice but we share our recorded services and transcripts. Also, volunteers at Martin Luther Church have also been creating and mailing cards to the residents at Moll Berczy Haus. Please let us know if you are interested in assisting with this initiative!
Mimico Party in The Park
Mimico Party in the Park is an annual community celebration that has been running for the past 20 years. Each year, Martin Luther Church, other churches and local organizations in the Mimico area participate to organize this fun evening for over 2,500 neighbours!
Party in the Park 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if you are interested in volunteering in the future (whether it is to sell popcorn with us or help organize our event) please email or call us!
Etobicoke and Mississauga Interfaith Festival
The Interfaith Festival is an annual event bringing together several faith communities (including our Church!) across Etobicoke and Mississauga. The event offers a showcase of some of the cultural highlights of each faith tradition, traditional foods and the fellowship of neighbourhood.
Interfaith festival 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but please contact us if you’d like to participate in representing Martin Luther Church!
Holocaust Education Week
Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, The Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, 4600 Bathurst Street, 4th floor, Toronto, ON M2R 3V2
416-631-5689, email@example.com, https://www.holocaustcentre.com/hew
Holocaust Education Week is hosted by the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre. It is a week long event that generates knowledge and understanding about the Holocaust through a variety of activities for all ages. Holocaust Education Week reaches over 30, 000 community members each year in the GTA, and features lecturers and Holocaust survivors speakers. Martin Luther Church has been hosting events during Holocaust Education Week since 2017.