Missions

Monthly mission schedule for 2024

  • January: CCC Benevolence fund
  • February: Words of Hope
  • March: Mobilizing for Missions
  • April: Hope Mission 
  • May: Veterans food bank of Alberta
  • June: RCA Global Missions
  • July: Kaleo Collective
  • August: World Renew
  • September: e4c 
  • October: Hope Mission 
  • November: Samaritan’s Purse
  • December: St. Albert Food Bank and Community Village

Our congregation supports both local and global outreach. Here is a short description of some of the programs we support.


LOCAL

  • CCC Benevolence Fund: A Benevolence Fund is a reserve used to assist individuals or families with a specific need within our church or in our community. These are usually in emergency cases where individuals just need a little help to get them through a difficult situation or handle an unexpected expense. In the past this has included bus passes, groceries, counselling fees and Taxi fares.
  • e4c: e4c is a non-profit, charitable organization that has been working for over 50 years to help vulnerable people here and now. At the same time, we’re working to prevent and eventually eliminate poverty. It’s a big task, but one we know is possible with the help of others who are ready to see the strength we see in the people we serve. Their main areas of focus are food security, shelter & housing, community & collaboration, education and skill development. You can see more about what they do and offer at their webpage: https://e4calberta.org/
  • Hope Mission: Hope Mission started as a soup kitchen in 1929 and has grown into a “not-for-profit Christian social care agency caring for impoverished and homeless men, women and children in Alberta.”
    Hope Mission currently offers Meals and Critical care, Addiction Recovery and Spiritual Care, Shelter and Housing as well as Kids and Youth Outreach. Daily, they serve over 1000 meals and provide shelter for over 500 people. Hope Mission also collects donated items for their Hope Bargain Shoppe. You can see more about what they do and offer at their webpage:https://hopemission.com/edmonton/
  • Kaleo Collective: The Kaleo Collective provides a supportive community for single mothers. They teach skills to create healthy habits and open doors to personal and career development opportunities. You can see more about what they do and offer at their webpage: https://kaleocollective.ca/about/
  • St. Albert Food Bank and Community Village: They provide emergency support to the community since 1984. CCC provides both financial aid through our mission offerings, food donations and a Christmas Mug campaign. Food bank homepage
  • Veterans Food Bank of Alberta: The Veterans Food Bank of Alberta supports all retired or currently serving military and frontline emergency personnel. CVSS (Calgary Veterans Services Society)  was started in 2018 and provides supplies or services to retired or currently serving military and frontline emergency personnel. There are locations in Calgary and Edmonton. You can see more about what they do and offer at their webpage: https://veteransfoodbankalberta.ca/edmonton-location

GLOBAL

  • RCA Global Missions: For over 375 years, RCA Global Mission has impacted millions of people around the world with the love of God. And God’s faithfulness continues. Our goal is to provide opportunities for RCA churches to partner with global churches in ways that are collaborative and mutually meaningful, helping us all live and love like Jesus. Today, around 100 RCA missionaries and partners are bringing hope through the light of Christ. Your gifts support their work and enable the hope of Christ to reach even more people. https://www.rca.org/global-mission/
  • Samaritan’s Purse: Samaritan’s Purse is a non-denominational Christian organization that provides spiritual and physical aid around the world. Some of their work includes the annual Operation Christmas Child program, Water and Medical Projects. https://www.samaritanspurse.ca/
  • Words of Hope(WOH): is one of the Missions that the RCA supports. Words of hope is an organization that “proclaims the gospel through media in order to build the church in hard to reach places.” They primarily work through radio as it is available to many remote regions and provides a media that can reach large numbers. They provide indigenous churches the means to proclaim the gospel through the use of media. Words of Hope partners with indigenous churches with a shared vision for them to minister in their own countries with the resources they need. Words of Hope also provides daily devotions and podcasts as other means to engage in God’s word that are readily available on their webpage (www.woh.org).
  • World Renew: World Renew works with more than 30 countries responding to natural disasters, civil unrest and ending global poverty. You can see more about what they do and offer at their webpage:https://worldrenew.ca/

LOCAL/GLOBAL:

Mobilizing for Missions: As part of the RCA, we are asked to prayerfully consider supporting the Mobilizing for Mission (MfM) Fund. This is a fund that is organized by the Regional Synod of Canada. The MfM “exists for the purpose of ​preparing and provisioning the people and churches ​of the Regional Synod of Canada for mission. Funds are provided by donations from churches and individuals. Our goal is to help transform God’s call and our dreams into reality.” You can visit their webpage for more information – you’ll even recognize the Wulkan’s photo for the Pastor and Family Sabbaticals link! https://www.synodcanada.org/mobilizing-for-mission-fund.html