Outreach

The Outreach Ministry responds to and calls others to action on local, national and international issues which influence the well-being of people and their environment. We believe that serving Christ requires us to serve others in need. We reach out in love and concern because God reaches out to us and directs us to do likewise. Our Outreach services include James’ Place, Loonie Lunch, Pennywise Thrift Shop as well as Social Justice and Mission projects.

JAMES’ PLACE

This is our emergency assistance program available to vulnerable people in our community. The service is designed to direct individuals to community and government resources for help and/or provide short term assistance to bridge the time until a long-term solution can be achieved. Every Wednesday from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m., individuals may apply for short term assistance which might include food vouchers, financial aid with critical transportation or medical needs, as well as advocacy for individuals requiring government social services.

LOONIE LUNCH

Everyone is welcome for a hot, nutritious meal and social interaction. Doors open on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. and lunch is served from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m.

PENNYWISE THRIFT SHOP

The Pennywise Thrift Shop offers gently used clothing and small household articles for minimal costs. The shop is open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 1:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

The Social Justice and Mission Committee is responsible for researching, for selecting and educating our parishioners about projects that address social justice and Christian mission needs at local, national or international levels. This responsibility includes directing and monitoring the budget allotted for these projects by the annual Vestry of this parish. Emergency social justice and Christian mission needs may also be supported and promoted by this committee.

LOCAL initiatives include Coldest Night of the Year participation by the St. James’ Walkers in support of our local shelter project Building Hope.

Donna, Bill (L) and Lynda (above) are team members.

NATIONAL projects include Water in the North. We financially support the effort through PWRDF to provide clean water for Pikangikum First Nation, located approximately 100 km northwest of Red Lake, Ontario.

INTERNATIONAL mission support in the Honduras (Roatan)
Great blessings and greetings from the Mejia Thompson Family

14 people were confirmed at Emmanuel Church, Roatan in May 2018