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Last updated on July 18th, 2022

Our Outreach ministries currently are Bowls and Blessings, Community Food Pantry, Bazaar, Raised Bed Gardening, and Drum Circle.

Community Pantry

On August 13, 2021 Martin Luther Church opened a Community Food Pantry in front of the church, open 24/7. Passers-by can take what they need or donate non perishable food items to help keep the pantry stocked. We hope this project will enhance food security in the Mimico neighbourhood and help build a caring and supportive community.

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Gardening in the Raised Beds

UPDATE: We are working with Bees for Peace (https://www.beesforpeace.org/) for summer 2022 to learn about and plant native pollinator gardens at our church. Do you have any of these plants in your garden at home? Could you bring some to plant in our church and the child care garden?

Behind the church on Superior Avenue are raised beds where we have a community garden. Started in July 2021 the MLC summer students planted a variety of vegetables with seeds provided by the Compost Council of Canada (http://www.compost.org/). The crops were distributed during Bowls and Blessings food ministry throughour the summer months. As well, local passers-by could help themselves.

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Drum Circle

UPDATE: The drum circle now meets on Tuesday from 11 am – 12:00 noon, changed from Wednesdays at 10 am.

Since 2017 the Drum Circle has been meeting in front of the church on a weekly basis on Wednesdays from 10 -11 a.m. The drummers by the lake are a group of women and men who meet once a week to drum, talk, laugh, pray, and enjoy the beat.

In 2018 we engaged drum master Saikou to learn how to drum and get inspired. We learned that drumming:

Begins with the beat of your heart
Is the natural extension of your daily routine
Provides a way of nurturing faith and spiritual growth

Drummers are encouraged to participate in performances in the neighborhood like the Mimico Party in the Park. Come and join us – let the beat go on.

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