Reaching out ... to others and God’s world
We care about the Creation, and we care about others, especially those who are in need in our community and around the world. We may be small but we are able to do a lot when we work together! And as Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of caring people can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Food Bank – We contribute on a monthly basis to the Powassan and District Food Bank, and often make it the focus of our special offering at Christmas.
Composting - We have a composter at our church which is used to reduce waste but it also serves as a reminder to all of us to care for God’s creation through reducing, reusing and recycling.
Grace House Thrift Shop – We recycle clothing and small household items by selling them at a very reasonable price. As well, when tragedy such as a house fire strikes in the community, we donate items free of charge to those in need. (Please see the Grace House tab for more information)
The Basement Bookshop - By recycling used books, magazines, puzzles and games and DVDs in our shop, we are reducing waste. Books are also donated to other local organizations and shipped overseas to less fortunate countries. (Please see the Bookshop tab for more information)
Solar Panels – In 2011, our Church installed solar panels. We sell the energy, we glean from the sun, to Hydro. We are encouraging the world to use more renewable energy sources.
Mission and Service Fund – We donate monies to this national United Church fund that supports ministries such as providing micr0-loans for small farmers in Africa; digging wells in Nicaragua; financing church camps for Canadian children to attend; responding to the Ebola crisis or the need for life skills training in downtown Canadian missions for those who are trying to rebuild their lives.