Thanks to everyone for your contributions to the Downtown Mission Coffee Program.
Let's keep it going during 2016 - 2017
April has been designated as Charitable Donations Month
This committee promotes the education and awareness of the Congregation in the area of Christian missions, locally, nationally, and internationally. This it does through
(a) information resources, such as print or invited speakers
(b) the promotion of specific mission projects and charities
(c) support of theBoarding House Ministry.
We recognize a fundamental and permanent commitment to the work of Presbyterian World Service and Development (PWS&D)
We also recognize a special commitment to the Canadian Bible Society, the Downtown Mission, and The Salvation Army.
When opportunities arise we promote the support of refugees in our community.
We carry out our mandate through such events and activities as
---- Mission speakers (may be in conjunction with Worship Committee)
---- Mustard Seed Program
---- Charitable Donations Month
---- Soup Lunches
---- Food Drives (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Downtown Mission
---- Special appeals
---- Downtown Mission Coffee appeal
---- White Gift Sunday (Hiatus House)
---- Mitten Tree (children in need)
---- Strawberry Social (Minister's Discretionary Fund)
Boarding Homes Ministry
The purpose of the Boarding Homes Ministry is to build the Christian Community by linking church visitors and the residents of boarding homes. We gather at the homes each week to worship together, sing, pray and develop healing relationships. The homes we visit are sometimes crowded yet the residents are lovely, most of whom suffer from a mental illness or are physically challenged. It is a very rewarding ministry for us, and we believe for the residents as well. It warms our hearts to have been so readily accepted into the "homes." They have countless blessings to offer and are a source of inspiration.
In early August, 2008 we were very pleased to have a visit from Rev. Rodger Hunter, whose vision led to the establishment of the Boarding Homes Ministry within the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Rodger met with members of the team and offered words of advise and encouragement and also joined them on a visit to Walkerville Manor.
This committee feels truly blessed in all the support we receive from so many volunteers and the entire congregation.