Compassionate & Collaborative
Parish Visitors Group
"Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord" (James 5:14).
We believe that our commitment to one another extends beyond Sunday morning. The Parish Visitors Group takes the lead in coordinating and providing pastoral support within the congregation and our community.
GBH Chaplaincy Council
"He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” (Mark 5:34).
We believe that all living creatures are both physical and spiritual in nature, and that every human-being deserves holistic care in times of crisis or illness. We are grateful for the work of the Grey Bruce Healthcare Chaplaincy Council and our long standing partnership.
"If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that?" (James 2:15-16).
Feeding people is at the very heart of our understanding of what it means to be a Church in Mission for Others.
Local Healthy Breakfast Programs
"And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’". (Matt.25:40)
We believe that every child deserves to begin their day with a nutritious meal. We live out this belief through our ongoing partnerships with the breakfast programs provided at Port Elgin-Saugeen Central School; Northport Elementary School; Saugeen District Senior School; St. Joseph's Catholic School; and G.C. Huston Public School.
Local Women's Shelters
“But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted. You consider their grief and take it in hand." (Psalm 10:14)
We believe that the work carried out by The Women's Centre of Grey and Bruce, and the Kabaeshiwim Respite Women's Shelter of Saugeen First Nation are essential services in our community. Partnering with these organizations is a priority of our congregation's local mission outreach.
Community Food Bank
In reply he said to them, “Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.” (Luke 3:11)
The Living Hope Food Basket and the Salvation Army Food Bank in Saugeen Shores are programs designed for those who find it financially difficult to afford basic food needs. We provide grassroots support for these ministries through our weekly collection of food items and other needed resources. Living Hope Food Basket is located in the lower level of the Maple Square Mall in Port Elgin and is open Tuesday & Thursday / Noon to 3pm. The Salvation Army Foodbank is located at 614 Barne Ave. and is open Tuesday & Friday from 10 to 2pm.
"Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed." (Genesis 1:29)
Through our community garden plots we provide an affordable means for people in our local community to grow and harvest their own healthy and natural produce.
"The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it." (Genesis 2:15)
We feel that stewardship is essentially synonymous with Christian discipleship. Green Faith is a guiding principle for our ministries, homes, and church building operations. Our Green Faith approach has enabled us to receive annual accreditation as a Green Congregation through the ELCIC.