2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

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600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

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Support the cause of helping the homeless by nominating BLCF Cafe as the charity of your choice

Feeding the homeless in the heart of Toronto

Making the needs of the homeless your cause at the BLCF Cafe

Support the cause of helping the homeless by nominating BLCF Cafe as the charity of your choice and help BLCf Cafe receive a grant to help to provide over 100 weekly dinners in the heart of Toronto, that’s more than 5,000 wholesome dinners a year!

Link:

http://drivechangewithkia.com/entries/797-blcf-cafe-community-dinner?fb_action_ids=460995640601791&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

Based on the nominations, it seems that multiple nominations for individual causes are permitted. So we are asking each friend of BLCF Cafe Community Dinner to help support the cause of feeding the homeless and marginalized in the heart of Toronto by nominating the BLCF Cafe as your charity of choice in this contest and help bring the prize to this vital cause. In January 2008 started with only 40 guests. Today, the need has risen to over 100 (often as many as 150) dinners served to those most at risk (that’s more than 5,000 dinners a year). Let the need of the homeless be your cause and nominate the BLCF Cafe Community Dinner as your 2012 Drive Change charity of choice and feed a homeless person today!

Link:

http://drivechangewithkia.com/entries/797-blcf-cafe-community-dinner#comment-617594737

Make the need of the homeless your cause

Make the need of the homeless your cause

A Cup of Coldwater featured at May 7 Fundraiser for Bloor Lansdowne – BLCF Cafe Community Dinner

Bloor Lansdowne – BLCF Cafe Community Dinner, a weekly dinner that feeds upwards of 100 homeless and marginalized people, is happy to announce a spring concert benefit featuring music of the talented Bluegrass / Folk Music duo ‘A Cup of Cold Water’ performing live on stage Saturday May 7, 2011 at 7PM at Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship, 1307 Bloor Street West, Toronto. Parking beside Value Village. Suggested admission for this benefit is $10. All proceeds go towards feeding the homeless at BLCF Cafe Community Dinner. Directions to BLCF: 416-535-9578.

Bluegrass / Folk Duo at BLCF Cafe Community Dinner  Benefit

'A Cup of Cold Water' performs live at fundraiser on May 7,to benefit homeless and marginalized people.

Join us Jan23, 2011 at 11 AM for BLCF Church Praise and Worship Service

Join us Sunday Jan,23 at BLCF –  Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship Church for 11AM Praise and Worship Service, where the message will be shared by Pastor Joao Alves. For info call BLCF at 416-535-9578 Link to BLCF Church Bulletin: Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship Church Bulletin Jan.23, 2011

BLCF Church

Why does Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship operate a Community Dinner for homeless people?

BLCF Cafe Community Dinner

Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship Church runs a Community Dinner

Q: Why Did Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship Start A Community Dinner Instead Of Sandwich Run Or A Food Bank?
A: Most of us have heard the Chinese Proverb: ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.’ Sandwich runs and to a lesser degree Food Banks offer scant opportunity to fellowship with or establish a meaningful dialogue with the homeless and marginalized. Both can make it awkward and embarrassing to those on the receiving end of a sandwich or food from a relative stranger. This can be a great stumbling block to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the ‘volunteer’ may appear condescending or patronizing to a homeless or marginalized person. This makes it extremely difficult to share how faith in Jesus’ sacrifice allows all to be equal in the eyes of God, especially if they find out that volunteers are paying a fee to give a sandwich to them! In a Community Dinner the homeless and marginalized are treated with dignity and respect, served a warm meal with music and fellowship. These conditions are perfect for meaningful dialogue and to establish friendships as a launching point to witness as equals at the same dinner table. At BLCF Cafe, a short testimony and shared scripture are given as the dinner’s second course, served between the main and dessert. Over time our guests develop an appetite and appreciation for spiritual sustenance as much as the food served at the dinner. Through the power of the Holy Spirit many of our guests now help to serve others at the dinner, giving of themselves, showing that they have learned to become fishermen/women and embracing the Mission Statement BLCF Cafe Community Dinner: ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ – Matthew 25:40. A number of our guests have made a decision to accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour, which demonstrates how marvelous and great the work of the Lord is when we trust him to transform a simple function as serving and sharing a community dinner into a meeting of faith and worshiping of our Lord. Many returning guests feel that the community is their church meeting. Jesus knew what He was doing when he fed the multitude when He shared His message on the mount!
BLCF Café
Established in January 2008 and operated under the auspices of BLCF Church, BLCF Café feeds 100+ homeless and marginalized people every Wednesday evening. BLCF Café has the following mandate: Provide all guests with a nourishing meal; to treat our guests with dignity & respect; augment meals with music & fellowship; establish significant relationships; and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
HOW YOU CAN HELP THE CAUSE OF THE BLCF CAFÉ? A $150 donation will enable the BLCF Café to feed 100 guests. Donations of non-perishable bulk food items to will help make meals. Volunteers for the BLCF Café are welcome. Tax receipts are available upon request.
BLCF Café Contact Info: Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship 1307 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Phone | 416-535-9578 Email | blcfchurch@yahoo.ca BLOG | blcfchurch.blog.ca Facebook | BLCF Cafe Facebook | BLCF Church

Volunteers and Donations welcome to help feed 100+ homeless people weekly at BLCF Cafe

 
BLCF Cafe Community Dinner

Volunteers & Donations to help feed the homeless at BLCF Cafe Community Dinner

BLCF Cafe Community Dinner needs Volunteers and Donations to help feed the homeless!

 BLCF Cafe was established by and  run under the auspices of Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship Church, every Wednesday evening since January, 2008. The BLCF Cafe Community Dinner feeds and fellowships with over 100 homeless and marginalized people weekly, (over 5,000 a year!) This is not a “soup kitchen’ program. It’s more like inviting neighbours over for dinner. The tables are set, the ambiance is friendly and we serve our guests at the table restaurant-style,  hearty and homemade meals and tasty desserts, with a spiritual break in-between. Dinner is served from 6 to 8 PM. Throughout the dinner,there is live music: Folk, Blue Grass, Gospel, usually featuring our friend Terry Sywanyk, guitarist / vocalist and songwriter of the duo ‘A Cup of Cold Water’. 

For more info Contact BLCF Cafe Director: Sophie at 416-535-9578 or email: blcfcafe@yahoo.ca 

BLCF Cafe on Facebook at:  http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000740765625#!/pages/Toronto-ON/BLCF-CAFE-Community-Dinner/10150089502335626?ref=ts&__a=7&ajaxpipe=1

‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’                                          – Matthew 25:40

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FACTS ABOUT BLOOR LANSDOWNE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP – BLCF: A Church with a vision in the heart of Toronto.

  

 
Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship -BLCF Church in the heart of Toronto

BLCF Cafe Community Dinner – serving the homeless in the heart of Toronto

BLCF Café Community Dinner Motto: ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’           – Matthew 25:40

Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship – BLCF Church
A Church with a Vision in the Heart of Toronto
Some 70 years ago, a group of believers embarked on a mission to bring the message of the gospel to the Bloor Lansdowne area in a relevant and meaningful way. The membership moved into a converted truck garage on Bloor Street near Lansdowne Avenue establishing the Church of the Crusaders. Now seven decades later the church, now known as Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship, continues to meet the challenges of actively preaching and practicing the message of the gospel in relevant and meaningful ways to the local community, such as Bloor Lansdowne Community Dinner, renamed December 2009 as BLCF Cafe, a weekly Community Dinner feeding upwards of 150 homeless and marginalized guests weekly, over  7,500 annually.
 
BLCF Cafe was established in January 2008 by and is run solely under the auspices of Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship – BLCF Church with the help of a dedicated core of volunteers. The Bible says that a church is not mortar, brick and wood, but the body of believers who gather together to worship, pray, sing, teach and celebrate God’s path of salvation, through accepting Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross at Calvary.

Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship – BLCF Church, 1307 Bloor Street, Toronto, ON, M6H 1P1 or 416-535-9578.

http://www.blcfchurch.ca blcfchurch@yahoo.cablcfcafe@yahoo.ca – twitter: @blcfca