Be doers of the word, and not hearers only." James 1:22
Kingsway-Lambton seeks to live out the message to "do" the Word. We have several groups within our church that engage with and care for people outside our church. We do this by:
- Raising funds for charities
- Supporting charities non-financially - providing goods and/or our time
RAISING FUNDS FOR CHARITIES
The following KL groups organize special events to raise funds for their own group or other charities. Note: these groups may also support charities in other ways.
The Benevolent Fund is administered by the Coordinating Minister to provide emergency assistance to people in need or to agencies that serve those in crisis. The congregation is asked to support this fund annually during the Christmas season.
Community Outreach Committee
The Community Outreach Committee organizes fundraisers to raise money for agencies in our community including: Lake Scugog Camp, The Gate House, Youth Without Shelter, Stonegate Ministry, Out of the Cold, and Parkdale Golden Age Foundation.
Mission & Service (M&S)
At Kingsway Lambton, members may designate an amount towards the United Church of Canada's M&S Fund as part of their annual pledge and on their offering envelopes throughout the year. These funds go to support ministries and programs in Canada and around the world. For details, click here.
United Church Women (UCW)
The UCW oversees fundraising events such as the Flea Market and Art Show, and other fundraising events including funeral catering. Our membership is very committed to supporting our local community. Through the funds we raise each year, we donate to local, national and international charities. Some of the funds from these events are also used to assist with the finances of the church.
A list of the charities we supported in 2018 can be found here.
SUPPORTING CHARITIES NON-FINANCIALLY
Members of Kingsway-Lambton serve the broader community through work focused on a particular need. We support a variety of charities by sharing goods and/or our time. Note: We may also support these groups financially.
The groups that provide support to charities in a non-financial way are: