Church Activities

Christmas Outreach Program

This past Christmas, our congregation collaborated with West Toronto Keys to INclusion. Together, we collected much-needed items for The Sharing Toronto Toronto. Keys provided much of the person-power in moving the shipments to the Sharing Place, which is located just east on Annette St.

The Sharing Place is a compassionate ministry of the Church of the Nazarene in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto. We are open year-round on Thursday mornings and evenings, providing hot meals, groceries, clothing, counseling, friendship, and hope. We are an independent food and clothing bank that receives no government funding. Our support comes from individuals, businesses, and churches. We welcome your participation in this grace-driven ministry to the least, the lost, and the left-out. –

Dining with Dignity

Humbercrest currently requests monetary donations to support Roncesvalles United Church with their Dining with Dignity Programme. Hot meals are provided, as well as new personal items such as socks, mittens and underwear, toothbrushes, tooth paste and shampoo. In addition to the hot meal program there is soup and sandwich bags available at other times. Donations for $20 or above will be given a tax receipt from Humbercrest. Anyone interested in more information can contact Dianna Seth through the church office. As well, items may be left on the table at the front of the Sanctuary under the “When I was hungry…” banner. Thank you for your generous support!


Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry supports those who are dealing with particularly trying special events by providing them a hand-made prayer shawl, as a mantle of healing and comfort. Created at member’s homes the shawls are blessed during Sunday Service.

Over the centuries, shawls have come to symbolize shelter, peace, and spiritual sustenance. Since the inception of the Prayer Shawl Ministry in 1998, the members of this ecumenical organization have lovingly donated their time and talents by creating hand-knitted and crocheted shawls for those in need. Shawls may be given for healing, for comfort, for the distressed, for those who mourn, for those who travel or move away, for a new baby, for a graduate, for newlyweds, for those in the military or their families, for retirement, for special birthdays, or for other celebrations or occasions lifted up.

The ministry’s message of caring is simple, universal, and enduring. And we have seen time and again that the creation and presentation of a prayer shawl, like all acts of generosity, enriches the giver as well as the recipient.

From the book The Prayer Shawl Ministry – Reaching Those In Need;
Lion Brand Yarn – Leisure Arts.)


Tea Time

Most Sundays, the congregation gathers after service in our Heritage Hall for a time of fellowship.  Please consider volunteering for this wonderful tradition.  Coffee and tea are provided by Congregational Life.  Treats are appreciated but not necessary. What You Need To Know

Young at Heart

There is a series of four lunches per year held on Mondays. These occur in March, May, October and December. The luncheon menus vary but may consist of juice, salad, dessert and either an assortment of sandwiches, or pita pockets from the Pickle Barrel, or a quiche lunch.

There is usually a program in the Friendship Room following the lunch which may consist of a sing-a-long, or a discussion on various topics. This is another opportunity to socialize.

If you wish to have your name added to the phone list please contact David Drake in the church office (416-767-6122). We do not require you to provide your Senior Citizen Card to gain entry!

Women’s Potluck Suppers

 A new favorite with the women at the church and in the wider community. A four seasonal gathering of women to enjoy good food and fellowship in the Heritage Hall.

A comment from a recent potluck supper:

“Last Monday the Women’s Potluck gave time for some of us to gather for some delicious summer salads, desserts, great conversation … and at my table, lots of laughter and storytelling!”