REACHING OUT - Purpose Statement

Purpose of Committee

Responsible for community service, mission outreach through financial and volunteer participation in work  beyond the  congregation. The Committee shall promote the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church, and be responsible for communication from and to the wider community to promote partnerships and networks of complimentary missions. 



Criteria used to distribute funds

Outreach at Lakeview United Church will support organizations which:

1. Provide a basic need in our city or community such as food, shelter and/or safety

2. Will be empowered by the funds and the funds will “make a difference” or “help give a start”

3. Do not receive significant mainstream funding.

4. Which provide regular feedback and information.

5. Are in agreement with our Christian ethics.


Committee Members for 2016


Local Initiatives          Janet Layton

Ministry & Service      Raj Retnanandan

Communications         Bob Gibennus


Who we are supporting in 2015? 

Using the criteria, the committee has chosen the following agencies to lend support.


Housing – the Calgary Homeless Association, Acadia Place, and Habitat for Humanity


Education – the Mustard Seed’s retraining program


Food – Inn From the Cold, Calgary Interfaith Foodbank, the Veterans Foodbank


Ministry – the Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG), Foster Parents Plan, Camp                          Kasota, Campus Ministry


World Emergencies and Disasters – Nepal earthquake, others tba


Miscellaneous local initiatives – the IC2 baby shower, discussion series