Our Purpose: Outreach at St. Bride's

Outreach Ministries 

"Service changes our point of view"

At St. Bride's, we share in a practical manner, as Christ commanded us to, with people in overseas missions and locally in Mississauga, throughout the GTA and nationally with ministries like The Compass Foodbank, Caring & Sharing and Community Church Volunteers.

Below please find the ministries supported by the parish.

Pastoral Lay Visitors' Team
A dedicated team of parishioners, we visit members of St. Bride's who are sick or shut-in. Training is provided.  A team of floral designers prepare fresh flowers for every Sunday's services. Every Monday another team takes the flowers from the chancel to members of the church who are sick or shut-in.

St. Bride's Christmas Miracle
(October to December each year)
Each year the congregation donates gifts, food and other things to ensure that 30 - 35 families in need have a really wonderful Christas. There are lots of jobs from leadership opportunities to organizing, packing, driving and delivering the gifts to the families.

Short Term Missions
We are planning a short term church mission to South America.  Timing is TBD.

Arctic Bishops
www.arcticnet.org
St. Bride's has a long standing relationship with the Anglican community in the Arctic. The church has supported Bishop Larry Robertson in his ministry for many years.

Camp Koinonia
www.campkoinonia.ca
Anglican Christian camp that runs family, youth and children's camps during the summer and off season programs for adults and youth. For more information contact Bruce and Jackie Wright through the church.

Caring and Sharing
Caring and Sharing is a network of over 700 volunteers
in our community who respond to verified requests for food for families and individuals in crisis. Requests come from social service agencies in Mississauga, Bramalea and Brampton, as well as the Compass.

Church Army in Canada
www.churcharmy.com
Anglican organization whose mission is evangelism through hands on assistance, prayer partners, youth ministry, street level outreach, and chaplaincy.

The Compass
www.thecompass.com

A key Church of St. Bride's outreach initiative. The Compass is a community centre, food-bank and resource centre. If you wish to donate food please either bring it to church and place in the bin or take it directly to The Compass. If you wish to volunteer please fill out a Compass volunteer form located on The Compass website. For more information contact Patrick Vincent through the church.

Faithworks
www.faithworks.com
Allows Anglicans to put their faith into action. Faithworks supports families in crisis, children, youth, women in need, immigrants, the homeless, the unemployed, the imprisoned, and those living in the developing world. Faithworks supports drop-in/ community centres, shelters, food-banks, and housing programs.

Click here to read What is Faithworks? And to learn about the organizations that we support at St. Brides.

Hands Across the Nation
www.hatncanada.org
This organization provides practical help (buildings, medical centres, equipment) to communities in developing countries (Mali, West Africa and Bolivia, South America are target communities).
Carol Finlay, St. Bride's member, and her family are active volunteers and supporters of this organization. Carol has travelled to Bolivia several times. To support Carol please contact her through the church.

Matt L. and David Kingston
www.ivcf.ca

Matt and David are both members of St. Bride's church currently working with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. Matt is working overseas and David is working at the University of Toronto-Mississauga.

SAMS
www.samscanada.ca

SAMS Canada (the South American Missionary Society in Canada) is a voluntary mission society within the Canadian Anglican church, whose purpose is to find and send those whom God is calling to the mission field, and to widen and deepen the missionary vision of Canadian Anglicans. St. Bride's is planning a mission with SAMS hopefully in 2010. For more information contact Denys Reades through the church.
Click here Short Term Mission Update to read an update on the project.

Wycliffe College
www.wycliffecollege.ca

Wycliffe college is a theological seminary and training facility for lay people. Wycliffe college serves the educational mission of the Church by challenging and encouraging those who seek a fuller understanding of Jesus Christ and his transforming power. For more information on programs offered contact Bishop Peter Mason through the church.