…what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
But let justice and fairness flow like a river that never runs dry.
We serve a just God, one who desires a shalom world of wholeness and abundance for us (all of us). We desire to see that redeemed world of right relationships with God and with each other. We wrestle with questions of how best to use our resources in a world where the daily wage of billions of people is less than the price of our daily latte. We are encouraged by the wisdom of Mother Theresa who said, “The needs are great, and none of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”
Some issues we are concerned about: refugees, hunger, housing and homelessness, human trafficking, HIV/AIDS, and clean water.
Following our monthly celebration of the Lord’s Supper, we take up a Community Care Offering. That offering is sometimes used to provide benevolent help in and around our community, and sometimes we focus our efforts toward projects or organizations that do charitable work much further abroad. We are happy to rise up and respond to the needs God makes us aware of!
These are some of our local and global partners that help us to work towards solutions:
- Action Coalition on Human Trafficking
- Cornerstone Counselling Centre
- Edmonton Do Likewise Society / Neighborhood Centre
- The Friendship Group
- Gull Lake Centre
- Habitat for Humanity Edmonton
- The Mustard Seed Edmonton
- Pregnancy Care Centre
- Strathcona Food Bank