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 challenge the national church regarding mission and outreach
- Other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Council or Congregation
Habitat for Humanity
The M & O committee would like to know if there is any interest in assisting Habitat for Humanity within our congregation. If you are interested and would like to take the lead in pursuing this, please contact Karen Kavanagh or Jane 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.
The Mission and Outreach committee has placed the information in the Narthex if you are interested in supporting Acadia Place.
Acadia Place is an affordable housing complex that assists in the transition from homelessness to a home. The Faith community in Calgary is supporting Acadia Place by assisting in paying off the mortgage on the building. Rent for occupants is based on building costs so by eliminating the mortgage, the rents will drop by about $150.00 per month. Tax receipts are available for donations. If you wish to help in other ways, that information is also available.
Veteran’s Food Bank
In conjunction with the annual Poppy Fund, The Veteran’s Food Bank seeks to insure that veteran’s have access to the food they need. Monetary donations are used to stock food hampers with $350 worth of food and a $300 gift card for meat, dairy, and fresh vegetables. Food donations help reduce the budget support for each hamper and enables the Veteran’s Food Bank to provide more hampers. Food donations can be dropped off at St. Thomas during regular business hours and every Sunday.