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.
The Advent Conspiracy is Here!
You are invited to spend less on "stuff" this Christmas season and give gifts that have more meaning for more people.
Donate what you do not spend on "stuff" to the Mishamikoweesh Water Partnership and help purchase a water truck for the Northern Ontario community of Kingfisher Lake.
Your donation will help ensure reliable water delivery to homes there. Give the gift of water and life. You can give through
St. John's, Ida, marking donations as Advent Conspiracy.
Opened in 2004, St. Joseph’s at Fleming is a not-for-profit Long-Term Care Home serving 200 Residents of all faiths, traditions, and cultures. Formed from a partnership between Marycrest Home for the Aged, Anson House, and Fleming College, SJF builds on the legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph to provide compassionate person-centered care and support to ensure the safety, comfort and healthy aging of each of its Residents.
Just like the Staff, who work round the clock every day to care for the Residents, so too the building never stops working. In over 18 years, major infrastructure components wear out and break down. Capital improvements and new equipment are costly, and are not funded by any level of government. The only way to make the vital improvements our seniors deserve is with your financial support today!
The St. Joseph’s at Fleming Foundation has launched the “Be a Saint” Campaign to raise $3.5 million for these very compelling and necessary needs. You can view a copy of their Case for Support, including a short video which gives you a glimpse inside St. Joseph’s at Fleming, by clicking on the button below.
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