Benefit Performance to feed the Homeless in the Heart of Toronto at the BLCF Cafe

 

Well, it is that time of year. BLCF Cafe announces that the date for our Fall FUNdraiser is set to October 23, 2019, at 6:30 PM. Support the BLCF Cafe’s cause of serving dinner to Toronto’s homeless and marginalized, right in the heart of the city.

Why not come and invite a friend for an evening of great Bluegrass music performed by Coldwater Roots, who are able to put the FUN into FUNdraising? BLCF Cafe receives no Corporate Sponsorship and receives no Government funding, we depend solely on the generosity of private donors. So, help support a worthwhile cause of feeding the homeless in Toronto by volunteering some of your time or donating to the BLCF Cafe, or better yet do both! BLCF Cafe Community Dinner, 1307 Bloor Street West at Lansdowne Avenue, just west of Lansdowne Station on the Bloor West Subway Line. 416-535-9578 blcfchurch.ca

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Christmas Dinner in the heart of Toronto, at the BLCF Cafe Community Dinner, helped by Oakwood Wesleyan Church.

Christmas Dinner in the heart of Toronto, at the BLCF Cafe Community Dinner, helped by Oakwood Wesleyan Church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cold Water Roots Benefit Concert to Feed Toronto’s Homeless

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Bring a friend and support the needs of the homeless and marginalized in the heart of Toronto at the BLCF Cafe Community Dinner on Wednesday, October 26,2016 from 6PM to 8PM at 1307 Bloor Street West, Toronto, just west of the Lansdowne Subway Station. Suggested donation $15 or what you can afford.

BLCF Cafe: Why Start A Community Dinner Instead Of Sandwich Run Or A Food Bank?

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Why Did Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship Start A Community Dinner Instead Of Sandwich Run Or A Food Bank?

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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.’

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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.

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It is 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! At the cafe, there are no fees required to volunteer.

BLCF Cafe Community Dinner guests, who are 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.

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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 dinner served at the cafe.

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Through the power of the Holy Spirit some 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 and sisters, you did it to me.’

– Matthew 25:40.

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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 as He shared His message on the mount.

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Bluegrass Music to Feed the Homeless in the Heart of Toronto at BLCF Cafe Community Dinner

Admission $15. All proceeds go to BLCF Cafe Community Dinner, BLCF Cafe operates every Wednesday evening from 6-8 PM and feeds over 150 homeless and marginalized guests weekly, without any government funding or corporate sponsorship.Enjoy ‘A Cup of Cold Water’ perform Traditional Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel at:

Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship- BLCF Church, 1307 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7PM BLCF is located just 1 block west of the Lansdowne Station, on the south side of Bloor Street.

BLCF: 416-535-9578.

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Help Toronto’s Homeless Keep Warm This Cold Winter

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Now that the weather’s turning cold, Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship is asking for donations of socks, gloves, scarves and toques for our homeless and marginalized guests in the heart of Toronto at the BLCF Cafe Community Dinner. Donations may be brought to the BLCF Cafe Community Dinner, (Wednesdays between 6 and 8 PM). To arrange delivery at a different time, contact Sophie by email: blcfcafe@yahoo.ca or call BLCF at 416-535-9578.

Not a bread line, food bank or soup kitchen, BLCF Café has been serving wholesome dinners to upwards of 150 of Toronto’s homeless every Wednesday evening since January 2008.

BLCF Cafe/BLCF Church, 1307 Bloor Street West, one block west of Lansdowne Avenue. Help bring some warmth to those in need.

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Bluegrass Music to Feed the Homeless in the Heart of Toronto at BLCF Cafe Community Dinner

 

Bluegrass Concert on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 7PM, featuring the talents of ‘A Cup of Cold Water’ in an encore performance. Admission $15. All proceeds go to BLCF Cafe Community Dinner, BLCF Cafe operates every Wednesday evening from 6-8 PM and feeds over 150 homeless and marginalized guests weekly, without any government funding or corporate sponsorship.
Enjoy ‘A Cup of Cold Water’ perform Traditional Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel at: Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship- BLCF Church, 1307 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 7PM BLCF is located just 1 block west of the Lansdowne Station, on the south side of Bloor Street. BLCF: 416-535-9578.