“Love Your Neighbour”

When Jesus was asked what the greatest of all the commandments are, he made it clear that the first is to love God with everything we have and the second is like it, to love your neighbour as yourself. When we’ve experienced God’s love for us, it naturally flows into how we love and care for others.

We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. (1 John 3:16-18)

So, who’s your neighbour? It’s whoever you cross paths with. It’s the person you notice who is in need. They could be a person just like you, or maybe they’re very different from you, but everyone is someone that God loves.

God is already at work in the world, all around us. When you see God doing something – join in! When you see a need you can meet – take action! This is what it means to love your neighbour.

As you see needs in your own personal life, respond as God leads you. On this page, you’ll find opportunities where you can volunteer to serve those in our neighbourhoods. You’ll also find stories from others who are serving – and even share your own!

Mission: Personal, Local, and Global

To learn more about Cornerstone’s approach to Mission and our partnerships, visit our Mission page.

Action Board

Here is a list of current opportunities we are aware of from our partners and others in the community.

Click on a tag to see other opportunities with that organization.


Backpack Campaign

Backpack Campaign

NOW – Open Door Outreach is gathering the following hygiene items for incarcerated women. All items must be new and not travel size. 

  1. Shampoo
  2. Toothpaste
  3. Toothbrush
  4. Bars of soap
  5. Face cloths

Alternately you can donate gift cards from Giant Tiger or Walmart etc. towards the purchase of these items.

CONTACT: Cheryl Millman

Backpacks

Backpacks

ONGOING – Open Door Outreach has an ongoing need for backpacks ($5.99-10.99 range)

CONTACT: Cheryl Millman

Volunteering with Newcomers to Canada

Volunteering with Newcomers to Canada

ONGOING – PEIANC has a variety of opportunities to help newcomers to Canada, from social activities, English tutoring, to assisting with skill development or job placement, to translation, and more.

CONTACT: Sameh Elgharib, 902-218-5755

Item Donations

Item Donations

ONGOING – Boys and Girls Club PEI is in need of sanitizer, gloves, and cleaning products.

CONTACT: Carly Levy

Volunteer Positions

Volunteer Positions

ONGOING

On-call Caretaker to help with snow removal, transportation of large items, and seasonal maintenance.

Volunteers to serve on our Hospitality team.  Opportunities include mentoring and client connection.

On-call Centre Assistant – someone who is willing to run a few errands for our Charlottetown centre each week.

Prayer Team– we are looking to establish a monthly prayer group to specifically pray for the needs of our Centres.

CONTACT: Tammy MacKinnon

Kits of Kindness

Kits of Kindness

ONGOING – Cornerstone is collecting non-perishable food items on an ongoing basis to support school children in need of food on the weekends. At each of our sites there are also packing teams that meet to put the kits together. For a list of supplies or contact information, visit the Kits of Kindness page.

Volunteering

Volunteering

MONDAY – THURSDAY – Volunteers needed for various roles at the Island Pregnancy Centre. You can also volunteer to do peer counselling, which includes 17-hour training course.

CONTACT: Tammy MacKinnon

Item Donations

Item Donations

ONGOING – Size 4&5 diapers, wipes, hangers, financial support

CONTACT: Tammy MacKinnon

Item Donation

Item Donation

ONGOING – Blooming House has an ongoing need for food, clothing, shoes, furniture, dishwasher, and financial support.

CONTACT: Tavie Ingersoll

Seniors Home Chapels

Seniors Home Chapels

OCCASIONAL – Various seniors care homes have our Cornerstone team come to lead a chapel service at different points in the year. Times and locations vary. Our team is looking for new volunteers who can sing, play piano, read scripture, share a devotional thought, or support with a smiling presence.

CONTACT: Ruth Dockendorff

Food Supplies

Food Supplies

ONGOING – Anderson House has an ongoing need for food supplies.

CONTACT: Danya O’Malley

Deep Clean Team

Deep Clean Team

EVERY 6 WEEKS – Blooming House needs 3-4 people to do a deep clean every 6 weeks.

CONTACT: Tavie Ingersoll

Arabic ministry

Arabic ministry

ONGOING – Partnering with Arabic families in Charlottetown via Mike & Maha Ghiz (Pioneers).

CONTACT: Mike & Maha Ghiz

Matching Appeal

Matching Appeal

NOW-April 30 – The Canada Foodgrains Bank is a Christian response to hunger around the globe. This month, the Canadian government will match donations and so will a generous donor when given through Canadian Baptist Ministries. To find out more or to make a donation, visit: https://www.cbmin.org/matchingappeal2021/

Read these stories and let them inspire you to “love your neighbour” in your own way.

Have a story to share? Contact Pastor Gordon


Kids taking action

Here’s a great story from one Cornerstone mom: I just received a phone call from Jovi’s teacher who tells me they have been learning about community and giving back over the last few weeks. They’ve been working on a “top secret mission” with plans to give back in various ways to their community and after… Read…

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