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We want to see our city flourish. 

We want to see our community thrive in every capacity, and as such we are revving up partnerships and initiatives to see our entire city grow and become more healthy.

By partnering with these organizations, we believe that we can have practical, tangible impact on the life of Abbotsford.

Join us in serving our city.

Love your Neighbour

All our efforts to see our city flourish begin with you. There may be no better way for our city to experience the love of Jesus than through a group of people who commit to love the people around them. Opportunities are everywhere; in your neighborhood, at work, at school, friends, families, sports teams, your favourite coffee shop. 

Our dream is to see you rise up to love your neighbour.

NEXT STEPS:

  • LEARN: Read THE ART OF NEIGHBORING by Dave Pathak and Jay Runyon [https://www.artofneighboring.com/]
  • PRAY: Ask God to show you how he wants you to love the people around you and to help you be a neighbor to them
  • ACT: Go and love in ways that help those around you flourish

Opportunities to Serve

We’ve curated a list of opportunities for you or your Community Group to engage in.

// Cold weather care

During the cold weather season, we want to serve the most vulnerable in our city. We are collecting new or gently used items to distribute to those who come to our Women’s Centre Drop-In as well as to local ministries that work directly with those in need.

Items needed: jackets, scarves, toques, gloves, sleeping bags, rain gear (ponchos), warm clothing, socks. 

These items can be dropped off at the church office Monday-Thursday.

// ARCHWAY FOOD BANK

The Food Bank cares for families and cultivates community within our city by providing supplemental food assistance and other supportive programs.

Food Pick-Up: If current circumstances find you in need of food, Central Heights has hampers available. If you’re in need or you’re interested in helping to support our community through this initiative, contact us at info@centralheights.ca

Home Delivery Service: Since the beginning of COVID-19, the Food Bank has seen quadruple the number of seniors in need of home delivery. Central Heights Church and the Archway Food Bank are partnering to deliver curated food hampers to those in need. If you are interested in committing a few hours monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly, please contact us at info@centralheights.ca

Food Sorting: A few times a month we have teams of 4-10 go to Archway's sorting facility on Progressive Way to sort & organize the donations. If your family or your Community Group would like to serve together on a project like this, please let us know so we can add you to our list. Please contact DarLee-Ann  [ click here ]

Hey Neighbour!: Run your own food drive benefiting Archway Food Bank. To find out how, email info@centralheights.ca

// CYRUS CENTRE

Cyrus Centre (at-risk youth) Abbotsford is now scheduling their meals through the meal train website. If you would like to bring a meal and feed at-risk youth in our community, follow the instructions below:

Step 1: Click on the link http://mealtrain.com/6wzv4q

Step 2: Click on the date you’d like to bring a meal (available dates are in green)

Step 3: Fill in your name, email, and the meal you’ll be cooking (a reminder email will be sent the day before you’re scheduled)

Step 4: Bring your meal to 2616 Ware Street before 6pm

// Starfish Backpacks

Each week we package bags of groceries for kids/families in need and deliver them to four schools in our community. To help us with this initiative, we are looking for people to pick up the groceries from Save-On-Foods on Wednesdays (anytime after 7am) and deliver them to the church by end of day (office hours are 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm).

 // Care for Individuals and Families in our City

Every week there are people who need practical help and encouragement. To help us us meet these needs, contact Rushia [click here]

WAYS TO HELP:

  • Pack food hampers 
  • Make meals for delivery (drop them off at the church Mon-Thurs)
  • Encouragement cards or care packages
  • Calling seniors or those experiencing isolation