Loving our West End Neighbours ...

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A community makes this possible.

Responding to the gospel call to "love your neighbour as yourself" volunteers commit the equivalent of 5 full time staff, expanding the reach of the Ministry wide.  In this season of giving thanks, we express our deep gratitude for those folk who give generously from the heart.

One volunteer says, "I love this place," giving flesh to the words of St. Patrick, "It is in giving that we receive."

We are growing ... we need more help!

New programs, expanded services and a few retirements of long, long serving volunteers mean we have openings for new volunteers.  Without our volunteers, our work could not proceed.  The more than 60 women and men who serve are the hands and feet of Christ to a hurting world.  Is God calling you to serve?  Is God relying on you to call forward someone you know?

Here are some of our openings.  Visit our website for more opportunities and more detail or call our Community Minister, Caryn Douglas, 204.779.8957.

Admin Assistant
Provide support for the office and administrative functions.  Requires competency with Word and Excel.  Preference is for someone to cover at least two days a week. 

Sacred Circle Host
Prepare refreshments, serve lunch and clean up for weekly Sacred Sharing Circle program (Tuesday mornings). Participation in the sharing circle is possible and encouraged. 

Food Supplement (Food Bank) Supervisor
Provide oversight for the distribution of food from Winnipeg Harvest. The program is offered Monday and Friday.  There is an opening for Monday, every other week and for a casual floater.

Periodically there is a need for someone to prepare food off site, for example to cook a donated turkey, make soup, or process surplus vegetables.

Food Handling Consultant
A short term project to develop protocols for volunteers to follow in the kitchen .

Wish List

As our programs are growing and changing we have some new additions to our Wish List.  Please visit our website to learn more.  Thanks.

For these we give thanks...

1. Nursing StudentsFinding the Free Food: U of M Nursing Students Nicole and Sarah are mapping the free food system in our area to help us discern gaps and priorities in our programming.
2. childThe sound of little voices, and new volunteer Donna, a recently retired pediatrics nurse, keeping watch on Thursday mornings in our mom and pre-schoolers program. more ...
3. Aveline: Bannock MakerThe good cooking skills of Ted and Aveline, feeding us nourishing soup and melt in your mouth bannock.
4. Reflections on the broken food chain (such as the need for food banks)Betul volunteer stimulated by speaker Stefan Epp-Koop at our very well attended annual meeting.  The Annual Report is an excellent read.
5.Nicole The cleansing smoke at the Sacred Sharing Circle and elder Connie Budd, sharing wisdom each tuesday morning (more)
6. Artist CircleThe Artist Circle and especially Katie and Nora who provide support each Thursday afternoon.  Drop in sometime, all levels of talent are welcome. more ...
7. Roger and winnerBINGO! Long time volunteer Roger with congregational volunteers like Helen provide 20 winning families with all the ingredients for a healthy meal.
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October 4, 2015
A ministry of the Anglican and United Churches of Canada. 
SMMCM is a member of 1Just City.

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St. Matthews Maryland Community Ministry
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