Our vision is to be a ‘Community of Hope‘ by sharing the Hope that we have found in Jesus. How we serve God is how we serve those around us — the hurt, the broken, the weeping, the neglected, the voiceless, and frankly, that defines all of us both inside and outside the church. The more we open our eyes to see each other as children of the Most High, the clearer we will be able to see the common cord that binds us together: the hope and glory of Christ.
Allow this piece of Scripture to inspire the pursuit of deep-rooted community…
“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” – Romans 15:5-7
We at Dalhousie Church, are very engaged within our community and in the particular neighbourhoods we live within. In a world of such division and hatred, we desire to be a people of kindness, love, generosity, and hope. To actively live out that calling, we have created various initiatives to reach our neighbours, communities, and our city.
Here are some ways you can get involved and tangibly serve people within our city:
Blessing Bags: These are care packages that serve the needs of the homeless and working poor population in our city. The contents are donated by the members of our church and compiled into large bags to provide food, clothing, toiletries, and other important items for those in need. Monthly item-collection drives happen 3 – 4 times a year to keep our stock active.
Good Food Box: This is a community kitchen program that provides fresh produce directly to consumers. Dalhousie Church is the hub where you can place your order as well as pick up your boxes once a month.
Facility Partnerships: If you ever come by the church throughout the week, it is a busy place. We host various groups that include: pre-school, special needs group, ESL, AA, floor hockey group, karate group, Skateboard Ministry, pickleball group, choirs, boys/girls clubs, small groups, youth group, church congregations, and the list goes on. We consider these partners to be like friends and family and desire to bless them in the ways that God leads us.
Our Community Engagement team is constantly brainstorming and praying for the needs in our community and our city. God continually brings new ideas and initiatives to our minds. Please check this web page regularly to see the new and exciting ways we hope to reach our community. Do you know someone who could use some encouragement by meeting their needs practically? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org