There are so many important ministries locally and globally. These are just a few, either in our neighbourhood or that touch our lives and communities.
"The Fairfield Community Association was established September 17, 1975 by volunteer residents to enhance the quality of life in Fairfield, and is still governed by a volunteer Board of Directors."
"Representing all residents and owners of the Rockland neighbourhood and acknowledging that we live on the traditional territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations."
"The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine is a contemporary expression of the religious life for women
within the Anglican Church of Canada. Nurtured by our founding vision of prayer, community and ministry, we are open and responsive to the needs of the church and the contemporary world,
continually seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our life and ministry."
"The Emmaus (E-May-us) Community is a New Monastic community whose recognition of Christ in our midst leads us to walk the Way of love through prayer, simplicity and presence with each other and in our neighbourhood."
"The Abbey Church is a Christ-centred community seeking to receive everyone we meet with radical hospitality, humbly acknowledging that it is easier said than done. We are striving to be a community that unites in Christ and celebrates diversity in all forms. We invite the sinner and saint in all of us to show up and be fed."
"In 1995, St. John’s started an emergency food service in response to the overwhelming need resulting from massive cuts in the B.C. welfare rates. Although we hoped this kind of support would be short-term, the need has fluctuated but never gone away. This community includes people from all faiths and backgrounds."
"Threshold Housing Society is committed to creating a safe and stable home environment for our community’s vulnerable youth. We offer acceptance, transitional housing, practical skills, and access to community resources to assist youth in achieving their goals."
"Here at The Mustard Seed, we know that there are many forms of hunger. That’s why we want to meet the needs of the whole person. Many diverse programs and resources make up The Mustard Seed ministry. Collectively, these programs try to feed emotional, social, mental, relational, spiritual, and physical hunger. Each vibrant program plants its own seed of hope in our community members’ lives. Jesus spoke of these seeds. “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed which a man took and planted in his field,” he said. “Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.” Each of our programs is a branch that offers safety, community, and compassion to our clients."
"Discipling Christ-followers to work together to eliminate fear, division, and hostility at the intersection of faith, gender, and sexuality."
"The Rainbow Kitchen provides a nutritious, tasty hot lunch meal to 125-140 people a day, Week Days 12PM, 50 weeks a year, over 36.000 meals a year are served in a safe and supportive environment to the poor and marginalized in our community. We are closed weekends and stat holidays (but open Thanksgiving and Christmas Day! The Rainbow Kitchen is a non-judgmental, welcoming place for guests and volunteers where everyone is treated with respect and valued as “part of the family”.
"For over 100 years, Aboriginal children were removed from their families and sent to institutions called residential schools. The government-funded, church-run schools were located across Canada and established with the purpose to eliminate parental involvement in the spiritual, cultural and intellectual development of Aboriginal children. The last residential schools closed in the mid-1990s. During this chapter in Canadian history, more than 150,000 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children were forced to attend these schools some of which were hundreds of miles from their home. The cumulative impact of residential schools is a legacy of unresolved trauma passed from generation to generation and has had a profound effect on the relationship between Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians. Collective efforts from all peoples are necessary to revitalize the relationship between Aboriginal peoples and Canadian society – reconciliation is the goal. It is a goal that will take the commitment of multiple generations but when it is achieved, when we have reconciliation - it will make for a better, stronger Canada."
"KAIROS unites Canadian churches and religious organizations in a faithful ecumenical response to the call to “do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). Informed by biblical teaching, KAIROS deliberates on issues of common concern, striving to be a prophetic voice in the public sphere. Inspired by a vision of God’s compassionate justice, KAIROS advocates for social change, amplifying and strengthening the public witness of its members. Responding to Christ by engaging in social transformation, KAIROS empowers the people of God and is empowered by them to live out our faith in action for justice and peace, joining with those of goodwill in Canada and around the world."
"As an instrument of faith, The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund connects Anglicans in Canada to communities around the world in dynamic partnerships to advance development, to respond to emergencies, to assist refugees, and to act for positive change. PWRDF strives to be a part of the outreach ministry of every Canadian Anglican parish and an expression for all Anglicans of their baptismal covenant to strive for justice and peace and to respect the dignity of every human being."
"Anglicans and Episcopalians worldwide have long been concerned with environmental issues. From extreme weather to food shortages all of us are affected. Guided by the fifth Mark of Mission members of the Anglican Communion Environment Network strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the earth."
"Godly Play is an innovative method of faith formation for childhood and beyond. Godly Play allows participants to experience faith-building stories through intentional storytelling and imaginative wondering."
"The Vancouver School of Theology is called to educate and form thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders."