In the Community

We encourage those who are interested to become a part of the life and work of our church.

Our Work in the Community

Mission and Service Fund (M&S)

M&S supports the work of the United Church across the country and around the world.

George Pringle Memorial Camp

Camp Pringle provides excellent outdoor and indoor facilities, youth camps, school groups, congregational and women’s retreats. Check out Camp Pringle

Gorge View Society

This Society is committed to providing basic, comfortable housing for seniors living on low, fixed income.

Our Place

Our church members donate to their food bank, help with their financial needs and/or volunteer at Our Place, a centre for Victoria’s homeless.

We accept donations for Our Place Society such as non-perishable food items and the following other needs:

Summer Needs

  • Socks and Underwear
  • Baseball Gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Hats
  • Bottled Water
  • Rainwear
  • Blankets
  • Toiletries
  • Backpacks

Winter Needs

  • Socks and Underwear
  • Gloves and Scarves
  • Toques
  • Warm Jackets
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Tents
  • Toiletries
  • Backpacks

We also have drop-off/collection boxes in the Front Hall for:

Empty Clean Prescription Containers—for the Compassionate Resource Warehouse

Old Eyeglasses—the Local Lions Club sends these to Third World Countries

Postage Stamps—Eastern Star sells the stamps for supplies to make dressings for Cancer Patients

Canadian Tire Bucks—used for purchases for our children and youth programs

Campbell Soup Labels—to support the Royal Oak Middle School Music Program

Country Grocer Receipts—to support the lunch program at Royal Oak Middle School

Your help is greatly appreciated.

 


Our Work Beyond the Community

International Outreach

Many church members are active in the For the Love of Africa Society. Their mission is ‘to respond with care and understanding to the needs of the people of Africa by establishing partnerships and engaging in hands-on personal involvement’. Over the last 10 years the society has helped build four pre- and primary schools, a medical dispensary and a children’s centre in Dodoma, Tanzania.

Mission and Service Fund – The work of The United Church of Canada is to assist others in this country and around the world. Congregation members and supporters put their faith into action combining their gifts of time, talent and funds so that the work of the church can be done effectively. www.united-church.ca/funding/msfund

Aboriginal Neighbours – This is an organization of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia. The organization formed out of its members’ concerns for First Peoples and the future of aboriginal children.

Mission includes building bridges of respect, outreach and social justice in an intentionally compassionate way.