OUTREACH

Parishioners at St George’s have a long and proud heritage in reaching out to those in need through an active and caring Outreach ministry. We understand that we do not exist as a faith community just to serve ourselves, but to respond to Christ’s commandment to love our neighbours.

Some of the ways we are responding to this call in today’s society are:

Worship Services

We hold regular services at Birkdale Place Retirement and Allendale Long Term Care in Milton, the Brant Centre Long Term Care  and Mount Nemo Christian Retirement home in Burlington, and in the Chronic Care ward of Milton Hospital.

Milton Area Christian Churches Working Together (MACCWT)

  
St Georges participates in MACCWT events such as the annual Christian Pageant “The Walk to Bethlehem”,  and other programs.
   


Fundraising for MACCWT's Walk to Bethlehem Pageant

  
St George's Bowling Team had fun competing in a friendly Bowlathon and raised $320 towards the Christmas Pageant
  

The Rector’s Discretionary Fund

  
This fund is enabled by fund raising and generous donors in the parish and is used at the minister’s discretion to provide assistance to people in crisis who present themselves at the church from time to time. Food and transportation are the most common need.
  

Local needs through Food Banks

  
We support two food banks, both with collections of food, monetary donations, and (as needed) clothing:

St. Matthew's House is an outreach of the Diocese of Niagara located in the north end of the City of Hamilton, an area with one of the highest child poverty rates in Canada. St. Matthew's House provides food, men's housing, daycare and other programs for the area.

Milton Food Bank, which supports the needs of our local community,.  The food is received by citizens of Milton/Campbellville who live at or below the poverty line. 
  

International needs through The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF)

  PWRDF is the Canadian Anglican response for emergency relief, refugees, development, and justice. PWRDF supports people-centred development to improve the quality of daily life for vulnerable populations, promotes self-reliance, and addresses root causes of poverty and injustice, in Canada and throughout the world
  ​We also respond to other needs as the situation arises