Outreach Team, serves by reaching out to those in need within our local, national and international community.
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) “is the Anglican Church of Canada’s agency for sustainable development, relief, refugees, and global justice. With the support of Anglican parishes across Canada, PWRDF makes financial and human resources available to support partners’ initiatives and to promote knowledgeable actions of solidarity at home and around the world.” Information taken from: http://pwrdf.org/who-we-are/
Recently one our Parishioners, Geoff Strong wrote an article that was published in the June 2014 Diocesan Post. PWRDF in a Warming Climate. It has been reprinted here with their permission.
Foot Clinic: In partnership with other local parishes the Foot Clinic serves our low income brothers and sisters on a monthly basis with a foot care program that includes nail & foot cleaning and care, fresh socks and shoes as needed. We also provide a hot lunch and companionship on this day. Currently this service is held on the third Tuesday of the month at Warmland House on Lewis Street, in Duncan, BC. (http://cowichanvalley.cmha.bc.ca/how-we-can-help/employment) Volunteers can support this program through preparation of meals, socializing, behind the scenes organization, donation of socks (socks for Diabetics are a constant need) and shoes. Trained Foot Care Nurses are especially welcome! We hold orientation for training purposes on an on-going basis so if you are interested in helping the homeless and low income people of the Cowichan Valley, this might be the opportunity for you to serve. Contact Pearl our Parish Nurse and Coordinator of this program via email@example.com
Mothers’ Union: A committed group of women and men that are especially concerned with all that strengthens Christian family life. Mother’s Union (MU) is an organization found throughout the Anglican Communion. Seventy eight countries have branches. Our branch has nine members and is one of four branches found on Vancouver Island.
In our parish, MU has five objectives:
- To maintain the awareness of Christ within the family
- To support Children’s Programs + To support the Sunday School
- To assist and support Spirituality with our spiritual family
- To assist in fundraising, earning money to support outreach for family initiatives such as Camp Columbia and the MU Overseas Fund, Church Christmas Hamper Program, plus much more.
MU meets the third Monday of each month at 1:30 in the homes of our members. Please contact the church office to find out more information.
Crescent Homes: In 1967 the members of St. Peter, Quamichan created the St. Peter’s Crescent Society to build and provide housing for low income seniors. All parish members are a part of this society that provides 12 ground level studio units in a park like setting.
Cowichan Valley Basket Society
Jesus used a boy’s lunch of five barley loaves and two small fish to feed thousands of people. Jesus also said “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” (Luke 3:11)
At St. Peter’s, feeding the hungry and caring for those in need is an important part of the outreach ministries we undertake. We are committed supporters of the Cowichan Valley Basket Society, www.cvbs.ca. Members of St. Peter’s have served on their board since its inception. We collect food items each Sunday, regularly taking it to the Food Bank and Soup Kitchen run by the CVBS.
- Christmas Bags for the Homeless– each December we collect donations to provide special hampers with food and gifts for the homeless population in the Cowichan Valley
Over the years our projects have included:
- supporting theological students,
- providing food vouchers/ grocery bags to those in immediate need
- Christmas Hampers,
- The Cowichan Valley Basket Society
- Samaritan’s Purse
- Comfort Kits for WAVAW
- Save the Children