The work of St. Matthew’s Outreach Committee is never ending; those with needs are always with us and require our help. At St. Matthew’s, we support organizations where our donations will make the biggest difference. Presently, our parish, through many groups including the Mothers’ Union, and St. Matthew’s Outreach Committee, is participating in the following Outreach progams:
You have heard about our Outreach project to be shared by the 4 Churches on Plains Road. We are now seeking volunteers to help with our project. We will be serving lunch on Mondays starting Jan 28. We hope to recruit greeters, kitchen crew, set-up/tear-down, servers and table hosts. Please visit the sign-up sheet in the Narthex, or speak to Paulene Jodry for more information.
Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
Support to this worldwide relief fund is through the use of our blue church envelopes and special PWRDF envelopes distributed throughout the year.
St. Matthew’s House
This is an Outreach Ministry of the Diocese of Niagara and our own Parish. St. Matthew’s House offers many services to a needy community. During the month of May, all non-perishable food items from our basket are sent to St. Matthew’s House in Hamilton.
Several members of the church and Mothers’ Union make baby layettes for new mothers. Several children are sponsored to attend summer camp each year by the A.C.W.
Partnership West Food Bank
Partnership West, our community food bank, is always in need of non-perishable food items. There is a basket in the Narthex for food and a Big Jar is provided for those who want to contribute Loonies and Toonies. Financial donations can also be made directly to Partnership West.
Halton Women’s Place
Halton Women’s Place is a shelter in our community where battered women and their children can go to find refuge. We try to keep informed of the needs of the centre and respond when we can.
Various Outreach Projects
Many members of our congregation volunteer their time at the Compassion Society which provides clothing, food and referrals to local resources. Their vision is to grow a generous community of people helping people leading to overall improved lives.