Lost Pilgrims Fundraising Concert


Saturday, April 22 at 7pm  at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church (1 Greenland Road, Toronto)

Tickets are $25.00. Doors open at 6pm for Wine & Cheese (cash bar).

Lost Pilgrims play an eclectic mix of bluegrass, country, folk and rock music. Please join us for a fun evening of music together!

Members of the band are Hugh Donnelly (guitar and mandolin) Scott Cooper (banjo mandolin and guitar) David Linderman (guitar mandolin and whistles) and Stephen Kendall (bass and guitar). They all contribute vocals and hail from Toronto, Durham Region and Mississauga. Ian MacCready looks after sound and equipment.

Please let us know you are coming by emailing: eventsariseministry@gmail.com



Human Trafficking and the Pan-Am Games

“Human sex trafficking goes with national and international sporting events,” Karen Hamilton, General Secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches said in a Lecture Series at Ottawa’s First Baptist Church. “And it will be coming to my city, because Toronto is hosting the Pan Am Games this summer.”

The Ottawa Citizen reported on Karen Hamilton’s Lecture and the reality of Human Trafficking in our country.

The Full Article Can Be Accessed at:


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.


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/)

Service of Recognition




ARISE Ministry is a Mission of the Presbytery of East Toronto which provides Outreach, Case Management and Pastoral Care to Individuals Involved in the Sex-Trade.Come join us as we celebrate and bear witness to the many ways that HOPE LIVES HERE
ARISE Ministry and the Presbytery of East TorontoInvite you to a

Service of Recognition for Rev. Deb Rapport as Community Chaplain & Director at ARISE Ministry

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 3pm

St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church

1 Greenland Road

Photo Credit: Kari Kerr, onegraphicmind.com

Display Board



We’ve been preparing a display board to share the amazing work that ARISE Ministry does with the larger church.  We are so excited to have the opportunity to share and connect and hope this display board will help draw some attention at events we attend.

display board