At Alberni Valley United Church there are many ways to participate in making a life giving difference, locally and globally. The Outreach Team of the Alberni Valley United Church is dedicated to providing assistance to those in need of assistance both locally and globally, ie. Guyana. The Team's purpose is to serve those who need a little help, to distribute the bursary fund, and to conduct special appeal projects.
We strive to make a difference in our society.
The Outreach Team is composed of seven members who identify and respond to local needs. They involve themselves into a variety of activities and fund-raising events throughout the year. The Team brings people together to make possible a number of outreach initiatives, to name a few:
- raising funds for the Refugees
- hosting "The Blanket Excersise"
- hosting a Welcome Shower for newcomers
- chili served on the sidewalk by Children's Ministry
- invite guest speakers to address our congregation
- collect kitchen items for Refugee family
- regular weekly collection of food items for The Bread of Life.
- sponsor an annual bursary for a graduating student planning to pursue post-secondary school education
- participate in projects to crochet/knit prayer shawls which are then given with our love to those in need of comfort
- support our congregation’s youth through church suppers, garage sales and special annual events
- raise monies in support of a church in Guyana
- prepare and deliver holiday hampers for local families
- promote an annual Special Appeal envelope