New gift guide supports Church’s charitable work

By on February 27, 2010

Looking for a meaningful gift for someone? Now, a new gift guide from the Anglican Church of Canada provides unique ideas that also help others. By browsing the pages of Acts of Faith: A Guide to Supporting the Ministries of the Anglican Church of Canada, you could, for instance, give a gift that helps build typhoon shelters in the Philippines or pays for health care workers in Sri Lankan refugee camps ($100). Or you could make a purchase that contributes to the training of youth leaders ($25), to the upkeep of a heritage church ($75), or to suicide prevention ($100).”

Acts of Faith tells the story of our Church’s many ministries in the service of God’s mission in Canada and throughout the world,” says Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. “I hope people across the country will enjoy browsing through this guide and that they will find a particular ministry they would like to support in a very special way.”

According to Michelle Hauser, special initiatives consultant with the department of philanthropy, plans are in the works for an interactive guide that will make it possible to buy gifts online.. Until then, the print version communicates “the breadth and scope … of all the charitable work that we do,” said Hauser. The guide will be distributed in the April issue of the Anglican Journal and can now be seen on the Anglican Church of Canada’s website at www.anglican.ca/giftguide.

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