Our love for our neighbour not only applies to our neighbours within our community but also people nationally and internationally. Grace congregation partners with national/international organizations as part of this outreach.
Heart of Dartmouth
Heart of Dartmouth Refugee Sponsorship is a partnership of members of Grace, other Dartmouth churches and the wider community that collaborate to support refugees. The Group had been formed to support a family of Syrian refugees and now they are once again collaberating to bring a refugee to a new home. The group has received confirmation for a case from Uganda, where the majority of sponsorship cases are currently located. If you would like to join the effort with your time, talents or treasure, please see Karen or Brian Foster, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow the Heart of Dartmouth Caring Community Facebook page. The group seeks to raise approximately $15,000. Donations can be made out to Grace United Church, with the memo line "Heart of Dartmouth Refugee Sponsorship." Tax receipts will be issued.
Leprosy Mission of Canada
Two Sundays in early winter are designed as Sundays to support effect:hope (originally Leprosy Mission Canada). Our Sunday School provides decorated containers that are used to collect donations. Our congregation collects used franked stamps which are sold and the proceeds are sent to effect:hope. From there it is sent to areas of the world where Leprosy is most prevalent.
Members of the congregation also knit Hope Dolls used both for fundraising and as gifts to affected children by effect:hope. Please contact the Church Office for greater details.
Our congregation collects used eye-glasses for Lions Club International’s Lions Recycle for Sight program for people in need in developing countries. Donations may be left at the back of the sanctuary in the marked box.
United Church Outreach
Grace congregation supports the Mission and Service (M&S) of the United Church of Canada. We also support the Atlantic School of Theology (AST). As part of our mission to the larger church, Grace has been a training site to people on their journey towards ordained ministry.