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Council Committees: Mission/Outreach

Are you interested in helping out the less fortunate both locally and around the world? Have you always wanted to make a personal and tangible impact on world dilemmas? Do you have a wee touch of the smarts when it comes to raising awareness and raising funds? Welcome aboard! MO should be your "cup of tea."

This committee is FSA's link to the UCC's Mission & Service Fund which responds to national and international humanitarian need. As such, it becomes involved in a number of fund-raising efforts, such as UCC disaster relief programs and the Amnesty International Program.

The committee is also involved with:

  • preparing baby layettes
  • organizing food collection for the Youth Action Centre and St. Paul's Daily Bread
  • actively supporting ELUCO (East London United Church Outreach) in specified projects
  • working with St. Marys United Church in support of the Canadian Food Grains Bank
  • supporting special projects in Nicaragua
  • Amnesty International and its efforts to ensure that people around the world receive just treatment

As a result of such a broad agenda, members will find much of the committee's time is taken up in raising funds for a variety of very needy causes. Communication of the needs and the nature of various fund-raisers that are being run is a key element of the work of the committee. Therefore, it is important for members to be comfortable enlisting a response from the congregation or simply rolling up their sleeves and working on such projects.

The committee meets formally on a Monday of every month but informal meetings of sub-groups can be called on an ad-hoc basis. By virtue of the local and national liaisons, there may be meetings of individual members with our linked groups in the greater community as the need arises. Individuals may be called upon to work out details of and serve with specific fund-raisers.

The current membership includes:

  • Barbara Dalrymple, Co-Chair
  • Pat Pettit, Co-Chair
  • Linda Badke
  • Janice Elliott
  • Marilyn Beach
  • Liz Galbraith
  • Jan Hendry
  • Laurel Kenney
  • Bill Knowles
  • Jean Knowles
  • Michelle Down (ex officio)

 

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