Embrace Action

Living out our faith

Embracing Action at Fairlawn means that we reach out beyond our own congregation and have the enriching experience of getting to know those who are marginalized and whose voice has been silenced.  This experience engages our hearts, challenges stereotypes and moves us to learn about why some of our neighbours live in poverty.  From this comes a desire to advocate for systemic change that will make poverty a thing of the past.

Embrace Action Vision: Executive Summary

Read the executive summary of Fairlawn’s Embrace Action Vision.

Embrace Action Vision

Read the full text of the Embrace Action Vision.

For questions or comments, please contact Kathy Salisbury

Embrace Action Fund

Read about the Embrace Action Fund.

For more information, please contact Kathy Salisbury

Boarding Homes Ministry

Every second Thursday afternoon, a small team of volunteers visits a local boarding home.  They bring food, music, laughter and conversation.

Read more and view the video >
Contact Rob Metcalf to get involved

Camp Scugog

We fundraise to send children living in poverty to Camp Scugog.  Our Sunday School and Youth are also a vital part of this fundraising activity.

Contact Patti Smith

CRC 40 Oaks in Regent Park

Fairlawn members volunteer to serve meals at the community kitchen, collect clothing for the Clothes for Friends Program, assist with English as a second language programs, run knitting classes, serve on the organization’s board of directors, and volunteer for a variety of other activities.

Please contact Gary Schlee


Food Bank Support

Fairlawn supports the efforts of the Lansing United food bank through the collection of food and money and the provision of volunteers.

Contact Sandy McKinstry

Refugee Sponsorship Project

Fairlawn is currently supporting Syrian families to successfully integrate into Canadian society.  In addition to the church providing financial support for one year, volunteers help our newcomers connect to important resources for such things as housing, medical and dental needs, schools, English instruction and employment.

Read more >

Contact Kathy Magladry

Social Justice

We educate ourselves and our congregation about the root causes of poverty and by joining our voices with those of other faith and secular groups, we advocate for systemic change that would make poverty a thing of the past.  Our focus is on affordable housing, living wage, adequate social assistance rates and income inequality.

Read more >

Contact Kathy Salisbury

Truth & Reconciliation

Read about the involvement of Fairlawn Youth in Aboriginal Truth & Reconciliation

United Church Mission and Service Fund

Your donation to the United Church Mission and Service Fund (M&S) supports hundreds of partners and projects in Canada and around the world.

Contact Judy Fleming to find out more about where the money goes, who you’re helping, and why M&S matters.

Walk-in Support

The first Tuesday morning of the month, Fairlawn opens its doors to those who are struggling to make ends meet.  We offer a warm and friendly environment where visitors have a hot drink and snack, a chance for conversation with volunteers and time with the minister.  Grocery gift cards are distributed.

Contact Rob Metcalf

More opportunities to 'embrace action'

Fairlawn offers lots of opportunities to “Embrace Action” by helping others through activities such as the Soup Ministry, Pastoral Care, Need a Ride~Give a Ride, Prayer Shawl Ministry, etc.

Read more about Support as part of “Experience Belonging” at Fairlawn >

If you want to make a difference, you’ve come to the right place! Contact Fairlawn’s Congregation Engagement Manager for more information or to volunteer.
Formerly called “Outreach”.

Volunteers from Fairlawn and Regent Park at 40 Oaks affordable housing.
“Embracing Action” is a wonderful way to make a contribution to society, meet new friends, put your own problems into perspective, and experience belonging with a wonderful group of people.