"I am the vine; you are the branches." — John 15:5

Ongoing Initiatives

Outreach Collection:

January, February, March: Given the rising price of food, it is the intention to make our collections
for the next 3 months for the food bank.

  • In January: canned beans, lentils, chick peas, kidney beans…
  • In February: rice, of all kinds…
  • In March: vegetable oil.

Collection boxes will be at the servery door at the back of the church and in the Grace Room. Stay tuned to announcements for more information.

Ongoing Initiatives and Worthy Causes

We regularly receive requests from different Diocesan, community groups and individuals, requesting financial support for both Outreach and programming ministries.   Many are worthy projects but we cannot support them all so please be understanding if your particular interest does not receive funding directly from St. Helen’s.  Our efforts at this time are to support the Community Ministries of the Diocese of Ottawa, the food banks and to respond to other opportunities as they become known and financial resources are available. 

The Well

“Muffins Made with Love” for The Well’s Breakfast Programme will resume when it is safe to do so.

Today 4 Tomorrow The Diocese of Ottawa’s Annual Appeal

T4T is a diocese-wide and community appeal that offers the opportunity for all of us to support ministries and initiatives that will give hope a way forward. Please see: today4tomorrow.ca

PWRDF

(Primates’ World Relief and Development Fund) PWRDF is the Anglican Church of Canada’s agency for sustainable development, relief, refugees and global justice. Website: pwrdf.org

The Diocese of Ottawa’s Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund Working Group is planning an online gathering for everyone who is interested in the work of PWRDF and our partners. The evening will be focussed on PWRDF’s work on climate action and will feature participation by both Executive Director Will Postma, and Primate Linda Nicholls. Everyone is welcome to attend!

This online event will be held via zoom on Tuesday November 23 at 7pm. An agenda for the evening, as well as the zoom link will be sent out once they are available. To register, send an email to pwrdf@ottawa.anglican.ca.

Do you have any suggestions for Outreach?

Talk with Carol Danson or Sharon Tremaine, Chairs of Outreach.