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Hope is Growing!
This year, 15 acres of oats are growing through the dedication and hard work of Anglican Grow Hope farmer Chris Lea and family in Pembina Crossings.
St. Peters has done an amazing job of supporting Grow Hope in past years via pub night attendance, potluck lunches, jazz vespers and more. Events such as these are on hold for now so this year we are launching our virtual ST. PETER’S GROW HOPE GRANARY. With the current worldwide pandemic, our support is needed more than ever. Donations may be matched by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and proceeds will benefit third world initiatives via the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund.
- Donations may be given right here through the Donate Now button at the top of the page. Transactions are securely monitored and processed through Canada Helps.
- Suggested donation is 10 “Bushels of Hope” for $30, however any amount is appreciated.
- Please indicate in the message box that your donation is for Grow Hope.
Check back often and watch the granary fill up toward our goal of $1000!
For more information, photos and updates on this remarkable project that liaisons city folk and farmers go to:
PWRDF Rupert’s Land Facebook Canadian Foodgrains Bank Facebook
Canadian Anglican Bishops Statement on Racism
In the past weeks, our country has watched in deep distress as unarmed black men and women have died violent deaths. Many thousands of people have joined demonstrations across North America protesting ongoing systemic racism. There is a call for acknowledgement, for repentance, and true change to systems of oppression. In response to this, the Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada have issued a statement acknowledging the church's own history and need for repentance and commitment to change. Read the full Bishops Statement here.
St. Peter's Response to COVID-19
As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, it is easy to get caught up in the minute by minute anxieties of a crisis with such an unpredictable and global impact. It is essential, however, that the church continues to do what it is always called to do in the face of danger. We gather, in whatever ways we are able, proclaim that Jesus is Lord, worship him in Spirit and truth, serve one another and the world in which we live. We have an opportunity to ask how the church can find creative imaginative ways to love our neighbour and to embody Christ in the midst of a world full of anxiety and fear. We are required to discover creative ways for the people of God to be present as Christ in our communities, at home and abroad.
Meanwhile, there are some practical matters that require our attention.
Outreach Ministry Team
St. Matthew's-Maryland Community Ministry Needs Your Support
With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus, St. Matthew’s Maryland has experienced a sharp increase in the number of people needing food support. With the daily drop-in closed, the ministry is now providing bag lunches for 150 people per day! Need for food hampers and Emergency Food packages has also increased significantly. You can help ensure that West End families can continue to access these important food supports by providing food or financial assistance:
St. Matthew’s Maryland’s most pressing need is for Financial Donations to buy the supplies to make lunches. Donations can be made at their CanadaHelps page. When you make a donation please indicate in the message box that it is for St. Matthew’s Maryland Community Ministry.
Please continue reading for a list of food items needed.