serve the city
When we serve, something happens. Lives are changed. People are cared for. Hope returns. Cities flourish. And we get to be a part of that by bringing the love of Jesus into people’s lives through practical acts of service. While we’ve had ‘Serve the City Week’ before, it wasn’t just about a week but about a culture of ‘being the church’ in our city, together.
Come, serve the city with us.
want to serve? there are two ways.
use your network, leverage your resources
Ask: ‘what do people in my life or my neighbourhood need?’ And, ‘what can my group do about it?’ Then, go and serve in that way together.
engage with our partners
We partner with local organizations who are already on the front lines caring for people in the city. Once you find an opportunity you like, sign up using the buttons provided and we’ll contact you with next steps.
Engage in prayer from the comfort of your own home or get out into the city for a prayer walk as a group, either on your own or with one of our guided resources.
Creatively encourage someone in your network or those who are on the front lines in our community (ex. police officers, health care workers, teachers).
Help us care for those in need in our city in one of the following ways:
Single moms (landscaping, grocery pickup and delivery, cleaning)
Seniors (grocery pickup and delivery, phone calls, visits, practical help)
Tabor Village (befriend and help recreation staff put on activities for residents)
Family Care Packages (assemble a care package for a family in need)
Hope Pregnancy Centre (adopt a young mother and child)
The 5 and 2 Ministries Homeless Shelter
Come alongside the 15 guests in the shelter that 5 and 2 Ministries operates out of our building by making and delivering healthy meals, or by putting together snack bags (granola bars, cookies, individually wrapped snacks), donating wet weather gear, sleeping bags, tents, tarps, socks, and more.
Cyrus Centre (At-Risk Youth)
Care for and serve homeless and vulnerable youth in our city by making and dropping off meals, onsite cooking, and relationship building.
Run your own food drive benefiting Archway Foodbank.
Archway Food Bank
Help with food pick up, home delivery, and/or food sorting.
Starfish Backpack Program
Help to make a difference with Starfish as they provide weekly groceries for families in need in our city. We currently pack bags for around 70 families and there’s opportunity for more.