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. It's a great mystery... we are the ones blessed when we give!

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:

We often hear of families in our community experiencing life’s ups and downs who would appreciate assistance with a few meals or maybe just a helping hand.  If you would like to help in any way and by doing so, extend the love of Christ to the community, we’d be happy to hear from you.  This is how: using our Contact Page , please indicate your interest to help in your message by directing it to the attention of Steven Perry.

“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

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 Outreach

Open Door Outreach in Charlottetown is dedicated to rebuilding lives by empowering PEI’s marginalized women to reach their full potential. They are helping PEI women who are incarcerated and addicted experience freedom and real change.  There services include Women’s chaplaincy in the Correctional Centre as well as weekly programming, chapel services, Bible Study, Soaking, 1-1 mentoring and  assistance with transitions into the community post release.

South Shore Food Share

 

We are a non profit community-based food bank for rural families . We are available by appointment – a message can be sent on their Facebook page. Donations can be left at South Shore Pharmacy.  A note from those who began this service in the community of Crapaud:  ‘we just saw a need and it went from there….we are a non profit community-based food share for rural families… We rely solely on donations.’  They are not a registered charity, totally grassroots, but the organizer mentioned the response has been very much appreciated

National & International

Canadian Baptist Ministries

Canadian Baptist Ministries is involved in relief and development partnering with local Baptist churches across Canada to extend help across the world.  They 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. Their vision is to bring social, economic and spiritual transformation through the empowering ministry of the local church. Check out SheMatters4Canada, 323Collective and Hopeful Gifts for Change.

Stay tuned!  More to come on a new initiative our church supporting in the Philippines.