St. John's Outreach
As a church we financially support the PWRDF, a relief and development fund run by the national church. The money is used to further ongoing programs throughout the world, including some in indigenous communities in Canada. These projects include drilling wells, assisting small farmers with seed and livestock and providing start-up funding for cottage industries. When needed contributions are made for disaster and refugee relief. Our congregation contributes financially to the diocesan outreach organization Faith Works which directs funding to programs that aid marginalized people.
In the recent past we have sponsored two refugee families; one from Iraq living in a camp in Syria, and the second from Liberia living in a camp in the Ivory Coast.
We also support local programs that minister to marginalized people in our community and in Peterborough (e.g., Millbrook Food Share, Street Hope, One City, One Roof Diner). This support is both financial and as volunteers.
In addition, a couple in our congregation operate a ministry in Belize that assists families and communities by financing children’s education, food programs and local agricultural initiatives. We also save pop cans for “The Can Man” who sells them for their value as aluminum. The money is donated to Sleeping Children of the World to buy bed kits.
What can I do to help?
Millbrook and District Foodshare is experiencing increased usage. Donations of food would be greatly appreciated. Donations may be put in the designated basket in the Parish Hall entrance.
We have a plan to
Yes!!! People have been asking "Are we going to "Buy a Farm""? When??"----Well the time is now and for the next few weeks!!!
Join us is in raising $530 for animals, seed and education as we purchase "the whole farm" through PWRDF's World of Gifts.
Together we can easily make this project happen!
Donations can be made through St. John's marked "Buy a Farm".
An update from St. John's Outreach Committee
The following update from our ministry partner,
the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), is an example of the work
that your donation to FaithWorks supports.
PWRDF Ukraine Relief Update for FaithWorks
A $100,000 Matching Challenge Grant for 2022
A generous donor has offered a $100,000 matching challenge grant for all new and increased donations. That means for every dollar raised over last year’s amount, by an individual or parish, FaithWorks receives an extra dollar. We encourage you to make a special effort this year.
Doing a little more can make twice the difference!
You can donate online by clicking here:
or by donation through
St. John's, Ida
by designating your gift to PWRDF