Volunteering is a great way to share your skills, learn new skills, make friends and build the common good. By volunteering, we are transforming lives and transforming the world.
Alan and I were in our usual pew, listening to the choir warmup while we read Sunday News. Then it happened. That “ah – ha!” moment. There in Sunday News, an ad placed by Brent. “MCC Toronto has an extraordinary opportunity for a Program Developer in our new Community Care Ministry (CCM)” it announced. I was intrigued. Could this be the opportunity where I could use my knowledge and skills to support MCC Toronto?
I tossed my hat into the ring. I met with Brent and Shelly and learned that the church is more than the Sunday services. It’s about creating a space where we learn to help and support one another. CCM is about enhancing current care programs and creating new ones, designed to achieve MCC Toronto’s vision of a caring community. I was hooked. I wanted the job. Happily, the offer came. So here I am, a volunteer Program Developer, partnered with the talented Rev. Carmen Llanos.
Carmen and I have made great strides creating the foundation to support the CCM project. Now we’re asking you to become part of our team. This is an opportunity to develop CCM using your skills, to teach and to learn from others and to give back to your community through a much-needed Ministry.
Go to mcctoronto.com/care to learn more about Community Care and how you can get involved.
Bryan Blenkin – MCC Toronto