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Outreach Programs at St. James

Flamborough Food Bank

Thank you for your continuing support of the FFB. Please continue to bring in food weekly or monthly. Your donations can be left in the food boxes outside the Hall upstairs or in the back of the Sanctuary.  Donations are brought up to the Food Bank in Carlisle after the 1st Sunday of each month.

Collecting for Charities

Please continue to bring in used postage stamps of all denominations. Leave at least 1/4″ around the stamp when cutting it from the envelope. Stamps are collected, bundled, and delivered to the Leprosy Mission who sell them to stamp dealers in order to help support their work in combating and treating Leprosy.

We also collect used eyeglasses to send overseas through local Optometrist, Dr. Derrick Thornborrow. They are distributed to those in need in third world countries who otherwise have no access to eyewear to correct their vision.

Other items we collect are empty ink cartridges from printers, Campbell’s Soup Labels, pennies for Outreach, and Canadian Tire money.

They can be put in the labeled drawers in the hallway upstairs outside the washrooms, or in the wicker stand at the back of the Sanctuary against the wall.

M & S FUND

World Development and Relief (WDR) is the only area within the Mission and Service Fund to which you can designate funds. In fact, United Church people give close to $500,000 annually in support of WDR. The amount of money the United Church actually budgets for world development and relief spending is close to four times this amount. Additional funds for this work come from Mission and Service Fund contributions. All WDR money is spent on overseas development projects, emergency relief efforts and rehabilitation.  Mission And Service Fund - United Church of Canada
Examples of M&S Fund Dollars at work in the Hamilton Area:

  • The Bridge (Hamilton) From Prison to Community – This Hamilton-based group offers support, encouragement and guidance to ex-offenders, victims and families of each, who want to do an “about face” or improve their lives. – $6,000
  • Wesley Urban Ministries offers a variety of outreach ministries to the needy in the inner city of Hamilton. This historic United Church Ministry has served the downtown core for over 50 years, and is one of the United Church’s largest, most diverse urban ministries. – $107,836

LINKS:

Wesley Urban Ministries – www.wesleyurbanministries.com

Drummond House – www.drummondhouse.ca

Flamborough Food Bank – www.inform.hamilton.ca/details.asp?RSN=28931