Mission and Outreach
This committee is responsible for:
- Facilitating St. Thomas’ participation in local and global mission concerns
- Liaising with Ministerial Staff and all Standing Committees
- Supporting and/or challenging the national church regarding Mission and Outreach
- Other duties as may be brought Forward by the Executive Council or Congregation
Boys and Girls Club Avenue 15 and the Safe House
Mission and Outreach offers congregational volunteers an opportunity to make dinner, one Sunday per month, for homeless youth living at the Boys and Girls Club shelter called Avenue 15.
We work to provide 10 dinner 10 per year (September thru to June). The dates are set with Avenue 15’s Nutritionist, the meals are organized by St. Thomas volunteers. Much needed toiletries and other are always needed.
If you have an interest in helping to cook a dinner or have items to donate, please contact Hope Cochran through the office.
Habitat for Humanity
The M & O committee would welcomes any interest in assisting Habitat for Humanity within our congregation. If you are interested and would like to assist in this, please contact Melinda-Rae Lyse through the office.
Should you wish to assist the work of the M & O committee, there is room for more volunteers. The committee meets once a month at the Church (and Karen brings baking). Please contact Sandra in the office if you wish to help or need more information.
Veteran’s Association Food Bank
The Veterans Association Food Bank run by veterans for veterans replaces the Veteran’s Food Bank operated by the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Fund. The doors at their new location (2916 – 5th Ave NE) officially opened on October 15, 2018. They work to insure that veteran’s have access to the food they need.
Food donations help reduce the budget support for each hamper and enables the Veterans Association Food Bank to provide more hampers. Food donations can be dropped off at St. Thomas during regular business hours and every Sunday.
For more information on how you support the Food Bank, please contact Loree Irving through the office.