2017 Outreach Summary
The Tuesday Morning Outreach Team includes all members of the Congregation of James Bay United Church. Their representatives at the Tuesday gatherings are a rotating team of 2 or 3 people.
We thank our Office Administrator for her help in keeping us advised of our financial situation and in reporting any events that occur in the days between our get togethers.
Mark 12:31 in which Jesus says:"and the second commandment is this 'you shall love your neighbour as yourself'"
Every Tuesday morning between 15 and 25 of our James Bay neighbours come to share their stories and love in the warmth, grace and good will that is the atmosphere of the transformed reception office.
A Continental breakfast is provided by each of the team representatives. After breakfast we offer 2 to 3 non-perishable food items (that are laid out in the Sanctuary) to each visitor and during the cold weather we often have cozy items from the Thrift Shop to offer.
We always remember to invite all our friends to join us in all Church activities and events. This year we welcomed more Outreach friends to these activities than ever before.
We filled a large table for 2 dinners and they were both joyous occasions. At Easter and Christmas we created special dinner hampers that included all the required ingredients for a festive meal with no need for an oven.
We endeavour to keep being current on various services that are available to our friends and we offer copies of James Bay United bulletins and our Minister's sermons to all.
We all agree that the experience and privilege of learning from our neighbourhood friends is a gift made possible by the generosity of our caring congregation.
Thanks be to God as we strive to live the 2nd Commandment in our exciting new neighbourhood.