OUR GOALS FOR OURSELVES
WHAT ARE DOING DURING THE PANDEMIC
SETTING UP A NEW STUDENT CENTRE
Studying the Bible, eating together, playing games, organising community service, having pastoral care appointments, well, when the pandemic allows us again, we'll need somewhere to do it.
We are thrilled that a partnering church may offer us physical space, a gift for which we are very grateful!
To set up the space in the most economical and environmentally friendly way possible, we hope to primarily use gently used items in a need of new home. Check out our wish list here!
While we can't be together, we insist on being together. A psychological break for community and games is essential.
As with many traditional parishes, we continue to gather each week to study the Bible in small groups, to sing, to pray, and support one another through this difficult time.
Life goes on, and its challenges do, too. Pastoral care during this time of confusion and loneliness is as essential as ever and remains the core of what our professional staff does.
WHAT WE WANT TO DO (AGAIN) SOON
Now is the time to get ready for a strong community reunited
WEEKLY STUDENT MEALS
Before Bible study, we like to feed one another. It is a chance for a healthy meal, time together, and for older students to mentor younger friends in making dinner options beyond the Ramen.
Bringing together our young people with the wisdom of older church friends over tea and pastries.
Getting out of the city and with your community is an essential spiritual practice!
Our retreats develop leaders, deepen relationships, and lay a lifelong foundation.
And we insist all who want to come along are not limited by money.
PLAYGROUPS AND SUPPORT
FOR YOUNG PARENTS
Young parents, especially urban and student, often don't have room at home to have friends and kids all together. We hope to create a safe place for peer-led parent time and playgroups, and sometimes let student volunteers babysit so parents can rare "adult" time.
STUDENT FOOD BANK
Food security is a major crisis for students and young adults, who often do not have access to other community resources because of their residency status or their parents' income.
We hope to create a small pantry of food available at no cost and offer indoor gardening and cooking lessons to help young people get and stay nourished.
WINTER CLOTHING CENTRE
Montréal is cold. Many students from warmer climes are not ready for that, and do not have money in the bank when the temperature plummets.
Gloves, hats, scarves, and coats can literally save lives.
As with food, many students do not have access to other community clothing resources.
OUR GOALS FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Beginning in January 2021, these are goals we hope to reach. And we'll update you here about how we are doing on each!