Mission and Service Committee

Mission and Service Committee

Act Now! Archbishop Desmond Tutu said, “If everyone who wants to see an end to poverty, hunger, and suffering speaks out, then the noise will be deafening.  Politicians will have to listen.”

 

Welcome to the web pages of St. Paul’s Mission and Service Committee.  We intend to use the St. Paul’s website to keep the congregation up-to-date on our purpose, our past, our current activities, current events we feel are important to inform the congregation about, to share ways that each one of us can make a difference, and to share with you our future plans.

Mission and Service Purpose:  Our purpose is to assist our congregation in meeting it’s obligation to the United Church’s Mission & Service Fund, to reach out and be of assistance to those in need locally, nationally, and internationally, to engage members of our congregation in social justice work and to educate our congregation about social justice issues.  Mission and Service encourages our congregation to live out its faith by reaching out beyond our churches boundaries to be a positive force in the world.   We are the embodiment of “the church with open arms.” Goals:  We fulfill our purpose by running a series of on-going projects and programs and by annually committing to tackling a minimum of one issue through an awareness campaign or an action campaign. Focus:  There are so many issues that confront us as Christians wanting to make a difference and serve our church through outreach and social action.  Sometimes, we struggle with what to focus our energies on.  Your input is always welcome!  Talk to any of our committee after service, or email us Attn Mission and Service Committee. New members are always welcome, whether you can join us temporarily to work on one issue or for a definite period of time.  We meet once per month, on the second Sunday at 9:00 am in the Flo Churchill Room on the top floor of the church. To find out more about the United Church of Canada’s involvement with social justice, please visit the United Church of Canada’s website.