Advent Unwrapped – Love






Welcome to Advent Unwrapped 2016!

Christmas is the season of giving! This year our local partner organization, The Shelbourne Community Kitchen, has been selected to receive our Advent Gifts of food and money. We can all help by donating items of healthy food every Sunday in Advent. Please put your donations in the big red shopping cart in the Narthex and you will find festive envelopes in the pews for gifts of money.

During Advent we will unwrap the themes of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. We will discover a new perspective through the eyes of the participants at the S

helbourne Community Kitchen. The “Kitchen” is a Local Mission project of St. Aidan’s, where, in partnership with other churches and associations in the immediate neighbourhood, we work to provide a resource for low-income families and individuals to increase their food security.  See more at


Christian love is not about warm feelings and personal preferences; it is about understanding and cherishing the interrelations that connect us all. Love is welcoming a stranger and accepting an old friend for who they really are. Love is looking out for our neighbours as we would look out for ourselves.

The Shelbourne Community Kitchen brings love to program participants.

In the words of a couple of Shelbourne Community Kitchen participants:

  • “Aside from feeding the physical body with nutritious and natural foods, the emotional part of me is always feeling supported. I look forward each time to stop by, even after not needing the services right now. Thank you for all you do! Please! Continue to fund this program. It was vital to me while getting back on my feet.”
  • “Warm, welcoming and inclusive environment.