St. Paul’s community outreach focuses on two areas: food security and social isolation.
Almonte Food Cupboard
With Diocesan approval, the Tuesday afternoon Food Cupboard continues, being an essential service. Grocery orders from the Lanark County Food Bank are distributed to Almonte residents unable to get to Carleton Place.
Community Christmas Dinner
People who would otherwise be alone at Christmas and/or in need of financial help are invited to participate in this event, sponsored by St Paul’s in partnership with other local churches and Carebridge, Mississippi Mills’ community development agency. to consider following this same model next year.
Diocesan Community Ministries
Through the Fair Shares portion of our regular payments to the Diocese, we support six community ministries–five in Ottawa and one in Cornwall. These ministries support people struggling with mental illness, fleeing abuse, or hemmed in by poverty. Their clients include people who come to Ottawa from more rural areas like Lanark County seeking help. They offer hospitality, fun activities, food, housing for single women and ways to get practical help.
Mississippi Mills All My Relations
St. Paul’s sponsors this group of community members who recognize that we have a responsibility to help restore what was once a relationship of trust and friendship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples in our country. The group mission is to respond to the calls to action outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in a respectful, concrete, doable way.
Further information is available on their Website HERE.
Mississippi Mills Liaison Committee
The MM Liaison Committee is composed of representatives of local caring organisations. Their mandate is to provide ad hoc financial and other support for people whose needs are brought to their attention when a single organization does not have the resources to support the need by themselves.
For more information on these initiatives and activities, please contact the Church Office (613-256-1771)