Branching Out

Our growth as a church needs to benefit not only those within the walls but those in our community...and as far as our hearts will reach, pointing each other to the Saviour.

Branches

Branching Out

Here you will find

  • ways to lend a hand
  • updates on how folks from our fellowship are serving
  • events to build and encourage

Events

Lend a Hand – Long Creek folks please take note:

There are a couple of families in our community experiencing life’s ups and downs who would still appreciate assistance with a few meals.  If you would like to help, please contact Ellon using our Contact Page

“If We Are The Body”

written and sung by Casting Crowns

It’s crowded in worship today
As she slips in trying to fade into the faces
The girl’s teasing laughter is carrying farther than they know
Farther than they know

But if we are the body
Why aren’t His arms reaching?
Why aren’t His hands healing?
Why aren’t His words teaching?
And if we are the body
Why aren’t His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way?
There is a way

A traveler is far away from home
He sheds his coat and quietly sinks into the back row
The weight of their judgmental glances
Tells him that his chances are better out on the road

Jesus payed much too high a price
For us to pick and choose who should come
And we are the body of Christ

Jesus is the way

Stay up-to-date with Mission-minded folks from our fellowship

Jon & Holly Barrett

Jon and Holly (nee DeRoche) Barrett are Mechanical Engineers working as project managers to build a new medical facility in South Asia.  Follow their blog to see how the work is progressing and how Jon and Holly are doing.  Their work in Bangladesh has pretty well finished up and they are back here working in the province again but I’m sure they will be following the completion of the hospital project closely.

They work with ABWE – Across Borders for World Evangelism “Glorifying God by assisting churches to achieve their local and international mission objectives.”

Jon & Holly Barrett

Dianne Friesen is working with Eskasoni First Nation which is the largest Mi’kamq community in the world.  Her brand new blog has just been launched and you can find it here.

Do  some “branching out” of your own

There are lots of ways to help through organizations that are already in  place… here are some we encourage you to check out:

Local

Island Pregnancy Care and Support Services

The Island Pregnancy Centre in Charlottetown is a local faith based agency who provides caring support and ongoing assistance to women and teens facing an unplanned pregnancy or who need support during pregnancy or help with parenting.  Their services are free and confidential.

Open Door Ministries

Open Door Ministries in Charlottetown is dedicated to rebuilding lives by empowering marginalized women to reach their full potential.  They provide one to one mentoring for those in addiction, incarceration and negative behaviour, groups for those dealing with life long personal defeat as well as visitation and programming at the Provincial Correctional Centre and community women’s agencies such as Lacey House and the Native Council.

National

Canadian Baptist Ministries – The Sharing Way

The Sharing Way is the relief and development department of Canadian Baptist Ministries which partners with local Baptist churches across Canada to extend help across the world.  We work in partnership with the poor. Through sustainable community development programs, we are responding to some of the greatest needs in our world on behalf of Canadian Baptists. Our vision is to bring social, economic and spiritual transformation through the empowering ministry of the local church.

International

Watoto – Rescue Raise Rebuild

Here at Long Creek we have developed a personal connection with Watoto Ministries, having had teams from our church travel to Uganda on a number of occasions.  The primary focus of Watoto is to rescue orphaned children and vulnerable women.  Their webpages give a clear picture of what they do and how you can become involved whether it is sponsoring children, mothers or teachers or going there to serve.

World Vision Canada

There are many organizations where children-at-risk all over the world are being helped.  The adopted child supported by our Sunday School happens to be with World Vision.  There are many children waiting for your help.

Pioneers Canada –  Operation NEEDS Ghiz Family

Mike and Maha Ghiz and their family serve the church in Lebanon, teaching and preaching God’s Word with seminaries in both Egypt and Lebanon. They have started ‘Operation Needs’, a ministry to help the many needy refugees in Lebanon. To support the ministry of the Ghiz family please go to:
https://www.pioneers.ca/give-online/

Open Doors International

Open Doors International is the world’s largest outreach to persecuted Christians in the most high-risk places.  They provide much needed help for those oppressed, in  danger, hurt and isolated because of their faith in Jesus.  See how the Lord would have you reach out.