“Love Your Neighbour…”
Along with “love God” Jesus said that “love your neighbour as yourself” makes up the two greatest commandments ever written in the Bible. Being “good neighbours” takes all kinds of forms, these local partners offer many opportunities to volunteer. Reach out to find ways you can personally pray or support.
English Conversation Groups
Tuesday nights, 6:30-7:30pm at First Baptist Church (235 Prince Street)Come practice talking with English speakers, learn about Canadian cultures and customs, meet other people, and have fun. The group is free and you may join at any time. The group meets every Tuesday. For more information, please contact Joan Bettles by e-mail or by phone: 902-626-1403.
Cornerstone provides church services on Thursday afternoons for three months of the year. Currently we do these services at Andrews Lodge on the Malpeque Road, Prince Edward Home on Maypoint Road, and Garden Home on North River Road.
Local Mission Partners
Camp Seggie http://www.campseggie.ca
Camp Seggie is one of the most comprehensive, longest-running summer camps on PEI, a safe and fun place for youth to learn about God’s love. Not only a great ministry to campers and their families, the camp also helps to develop the leadership of many young people serving on staff.
Island Pregnancy Centre http://www.islandpregnancycentre.com
Assisting teens, women and families with unplanned or difficult pregnancies. Pray for Emily Gillis, Executive Director, who has been on sick leave over the summer and into this Fall, as well staff and volunteers pitching in to help cover her absence. The Annual Silent Auction and Dessert Night Fundraiser is Saturday, November 16, 6:00-8:00pm at the Christian Reformed Church.
Upper Room Soup Kitchen http://www.urhm.org
Every month our Cornwall and Stratford sites alternate providing the ingredients for and preparing a hot meal one Saturday a month, usually serving 85-90 meals. Pray for the guests facing many different life issues. Food donations and volunteers are always welcome, see Sandy Hollinger.
Open Door Outreach http://www.opendoorpei.ca
Working with women in correctional centres, as well as when they get out, to break the cycle of addiction and crime. Pray for a new course for the jail called “Overcoming the Criminal Lifestyle” and that it would receive grant funding, as well as the Coins for Christmas Campaign beginning in November.
The Ghiz’s (Pioneers) http://www.pioneers.ca | firstname.lastname@example.org The Ghiz’s minister to Arabic speakers in PEI: sharing skills, time visiting and building relationships, etc. as well as a weekly worship time and Bible study. The Ghiz’s resource local churches, and also serve at a global level with many other ministries in Lebanon and beyond.
Harvest House http://www.harvesthousepei.org
Providing faith-based programs aimed at helping marginalized and at risk individuals with holistic training. Pray for renovations to their bed residential space for transitional step-up housing, and the search for a house manager.
Blooming House http://www.bloominghouse.ca
Supporting vulnerable women by providing safe overnight shelter for women in the Charlottetown area. Pray for long term stability with both financing and the location; wisdom for the board and the decisions they need to make; for the women, that they are able to find peace and begin to move forward.