Jenni King Feheley, a recent Master of Divinity (Hons) graduate from the Faculty of Divinity at Trinity College, is serving the St. Clair West community through leadership as the Lay Pastor at St. Michael & All Angels Church at this time. Jenni has been leading an incredible team of staff and volunteers in the mission to address the needs of the neighbourhood.
With an increase of over 100% in attendance to St. Michael and All Angels’ Food Bank, Jenni has used community relationships to extend awareness of the local food bank plight. Social media and interviews with CBC and CP24 have helped secure a wonderful amount of food to hand out to those who are in need.
Fabulous Fridays is a program that currently serves 45 families (the number is growing each week) by delivering “cobbled together” art and craft materials to ANY family who have accepted the challenge to create “something out of nothing.” The program has been generating a great deal of interest as it helps to support families during this time, boosts the wellbeing of the children (parents have reported that children are saying that Fridays have become a day they look forward to) and gives the children a sense of community and fulfillment. Further to this – Fabulous Friday is now being operated in Mimico! The Spaceship has satellites!
And then there is The Green Door. The new 5-day-a-week web-series, The Green Door introduces viewers to Barley the dog and Nosebag the dragon, who, along with Jenni, are on a journey of making sense of the world and the coronavirus situation day-by-day. Prior to her studies at Trinity, Jenni was a children’s educator and professional storyteller. These skills, combined with her love for serving ALL God’s children has led to this delightful little series which has garnered viewers from all across North America. To view episodes of The Green Door, or to hear Jenni’s interview on CBC to learn more about the Food Bank, visit St. Michael’s website, www.stmichaelonstclair.com.
Submitted by Jenni King Feheley