AOTS is a men's service club that is affiliated with the United Church of Canada, but is open to all men on a broad ecumenical basis.
AOTS aims to promote fellowship, deepen the spiritual life of men, and develop an effective program of Christian service.
In fact, AOTS stands for "As One That Serves", which is taken from the statement by Christ: I am among you as One that serves. (Luke 22.27). AOTS fosters a good time for a good cause, mixing the social with the spiritual, as men of the church.
AOTS Men's Clubs is officially integrated into the structures of the United Church of Canada. There are over 50 active clubs meeting and serving in communities across the country from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland and there are even more individual. If you want to learn about our Lord and saviour through a monthly devotional then come on out and join us. The format and style of an AOTS club varies with the size, location, and makeup of the community and the home church. Each is geared to the interests, needs and concerns of its members. While we may serve an obvious practical purpose, AOTS projects promote fellowship and this "hands-on" approach inspires laymen to become more involved in the church. Our current group meets for breakfast fellowship, the second Saturday of the month at 8:30 am, excluding June, July and August at Traditions Restaurant.
Our club is involved with several community outreach and church–related programs.
2.Supporting local food banks or transitional housing organizations.
3.Supporting and providing leadership with youth activities within the church.
4.Helping with the upkeep of local camps and sponsoring underprivileged campers to Camp Quin-Mo-Lac.
5.Sponsoring or assisting with church dinners and activities as needed.
A lot of these activities are also done as fundraisers to support our own local church as well.
AOTS meets monthly for breakfast at Traditions Restaurant on Simcoe St N at Beatrice on the second Saturday of the month at 8:30 am.
If you are interested in joining AOTS or would like to know more please contact Gord Terwillegar at (905) 728-1974