Our Mission

MISSION STATEMENT

The congregation of PVUC adopted a Mission Statement in the late 1980's. As revised in 1993 it now reads: "The Spirit of God and His love are working in our congregation. We want to share these gifts daily with our growing community by proclaiming and teaching the Word, visiting, witnessing and ministering to everyone, including

EMERGENCY PLAN

   PVUC is currently developing a plan to be available to the community in the event of emergencies such as: police situation, health concern, evacuation from local or neighbouring communities. The PVUC EMERGENCY PLAN   Emergency Plan 2008 The plan will be completed in full co-operation with local authorities.  Fire Safety Plan 2010   Missing Child/Adult (23

COMMUNITY GROUPS MEETING AT PVUC

Pickering Village United Church reaches out to the community by providing space for many support groups such as: AA, Al-Anon and the Alzheimer’s Society.  In addition, other groups that rent our Church facilities are: karate clubs, choirs, kids’ soccer classes, adult exercise and Pickleball.  Guiding groups such as Brownies, Guides and Rangers meet at

OUTREACH PROJECTS

COMMUNITY CLOTHING BOUTIQUE With a strong commitment to Mission, PVUC events are regularly raising awareness of and financial support for several non-church programs. NEW BEGINNINGS (INTERFAITH REFUGEE SUPPORT GROUP) Our PVUC Board meeting on October 27, 2015 gave unanimous approval for the refugee committee to proceed with sponsorship and settlement of refugees. Thus PVUC

BENEVOLENT FUND

The Benevolent Fund provides food cards to those with emergency needs. It is available to residents of Ajax and is administered by the Ministers. In some cases, emergency shelter is provided at local motels. Collections for the Benevolent Fund take place during most Communion Services. Donations are welcome at any time. We also regularly

FOOTCARE CLINIC

Footcare is provided on most TUESDAY MORNINGS, primarily for seniors. It is operated by our two Parish Nurses. Times may be reserved by contacting the PVUC Office.The foot clinic is open for those attending PVUC and for members of the community with diabetes or financial need. Home visits in very special circumstances will be considered.

MISSION AND SERVICE FUND

The work of The United Church of Canada across Canada and around the world is carried out through the Mission and Service (M&S) Fund. The M&S Fund is the only fund where members and friends of The United Church pool their money to put their faith into action. Our PVUC commitment for 2017 is

KARANDA HOSPITAL, ZIMBABWE

PVUC has a continuing connection with Dr. Paul Thistle and Karanda Mission Hospital. Located in Northern Zimbabwe, Karanda Hospital is a 150 bed facility treating 100,000+ patients and performing 3,500+ surgeries annually. KARANDA THANK YOU! A big Thank You goes out to the many who donated supplies and dollars to support Karanda Mission Hospital

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