Outreach Beyond Brampton

Christ Church takes the Gospel imperative to serve the marginalized seriously through a variety of partnerships and community-based local Christian ministries including: Regeneration, Knights’ Table and Ste. Louise Outreach. We support the extended hand of the Diocese of Toronto through our financial commitment to Faithworks and that of the national and international church through the Council of the North and Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund.

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Christ Church is partnering with PWRDF * in offering assistance to the Territory of the People which is in dire need due to the sudden fire which destroyed the village of Lytton and Lytton First Nation in late June.

 

The fire comes after the record-breaking heat wave that baked B.C. for the previous five days. The fire started quickly, forcing residents to evacuate within minutes.

The Territory is currently raising funds directly to help clergy provide cash for emergency needs of those who have been made homeless or are displaced by the fire. Funds raised will also support future rebuilding.  

 

What Can You Do to Help?  You can help making a financial donation and clearly marking it “PWRDF”.  It will be included in your 2021 your tax receipt.  Donations can be dropped off at the church, e-transferred, mailed or pick-up.  For more information please contact Martha at the Church Office at 905-451-6649 or via email at:  christchurchbrampton@bellnet.ca

* The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is the Anglican Church of Canada’s agency for sustainable development and relief.  More information about the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund can be found here:  https://pwrdf.org/

We are accepting donations throughout August

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Christ Church is humbled to be a ministry partner of International Christian Voice who works tirelessly to advocate for persecuted Christians and to sponsor and resettle refugees into Canada. 

 

We recently had an opportunity to present ICV with a donation from our FaithWorks proceeds.  In the video to the left is ur Rector, Byron Gilmore, with Peter Bhatti, Executive Director and father/daughter duo Major (Ret.) Javaid Bakhsh and Shumaila Desrochers (Deputy People’s Warden)

On March 2, 2021 International Christian Voice marked the 10th anniversary of the slaying of Shahbaz Bhatti, brother of ICV founder Peter Bhatti.  Shahbaz was killed as a direct result of his courageous support of religious minorities in Pakistan.   Byron was invited to provide a short video commemorating the work of Shahbaz Bhatti and continuing work of International Christian Voice.  Byron’s video is below.