2015 Pan-Am Games

ARISE Ministry has been engaged in a variety of meetings with different people planning for the 2015 Pan-Am Games.  We have been thinking about the impact the 2015 Pan-Am Games may have on those who are most vulnerable in our community.  What impact will the Games have on those who are street-involved, in particularly those involved in the sex-trade.  We often hear how sex trafficking and large sporting events.  The Pan-Am Games in the 2nd Largest Sporting Event, it is 2nd only to the Summer Olympics and is DOUBLE the size of the Winter Olympics!

This week I met with More Than Gold 2015, an organization that works with the 2015 Pan-Am Games planning committee and has opportunities for churches and the Christian community to engage with the 2015 Pan-Am Games through a variety of volunteer opportunities.  If you’re interested in getting involved, please check out their website for volunteer opportunities.



Thank You for Sharing!

Thank you to the many congregations and individuals who generously give to Presbyterians Sharing to support ministry and mission work!  Your gifts to Presbyterians Sharing help support ARISE Ministry! With your help, “Hope Lives Here!”


Lost Pilgrims Concert at Trinity York Mills – Feb 21, 2015

Lost Pilgrims (http://www.lostpilgrims.ca/) play eclectic mix of bluegrass, country, folk and rock music. Band members include Hugh Donnelly, Scott Cooper, David Linderman, and Stephen Kendall.

A portion of the funds raised will go to support ARISE Ministry.

The Concert is SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2015 at 7:30pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2737 Bayview Avenue (http://www.trinityyorkmills.com/)