Here at Fleetwood CRC, there is a group of people who make up the Reaching Out Guiding Team. This team works to inspire all people connected to Fleetwood CRC to participate in specific reaching out activities and encourage other creative ways to Reach Out into our world. They work to help us develop habits of regular celebration of ways we see God at work outside our walls. This team also regularly review current reaching out activities and encourage development of new reaching out opportunities.
Here are some examples of what is happening outside of Fleetwood CRC.
If you’d like to learn more, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Chaplaincy at Kwantlen Polytechnic University - (Position Available)
Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church is seeking a half-time campus chaplain to serve at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, BC (www.kpu.ca/multifaith). This is a unique opportunity to minister to a student community that has explicitly expressed a need to fill this position. In addition to demonstrating a Reformed world- and life-view, the successful candidate will work to continue, develop and strengthen a Christian presence on the KPU Surrey campus and maintain office hours there.
The successful candidate will:
- be passionate about working with students;
- be ready to create a safe, respectful and trusting environment for meaningful interaction with people from diverse backgrounds;
- have a theological education with a Reformed perspective; and
- be able to demonstrate leadership and mentoring skills and experience.
If this sounds like a position to which you feel you may be called, we would like to hear from you. Applications (cover letter and resume) are actively being accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will start mid-July. The position is available as of September 1/19.
Community Assistance Team – this team works to help meet the physical needs of those in our community who need help.
Service Week/Service Sunday - During the first week of June we participate in service projects in our neighbourhood and on the first Sunday of June have a community barbecue.
Surrey Food Bank - we support our neighbours in need through our Thanksgiving offering, and some of our members volunteer for this important organization.
Christianity/Discipleship Explored offers a safe place to learn who Jesus is and why he matters. We offer this course at least once a year.
Summer Outreach - Each summer we offer day camps and community events. For the past six years, we have been able to hire summer community interns to help us connect with our neighbouring community in creative ways.
We have a partnership with Stepping Stones, which runs the Muffin Morning program for teenage moms at our church every Wednesday from September to June.
Every Wednesday evening there is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous upstairs. Enter through the back doors.
On the fourth Wednesday of every month the local Multiple Sclerosis self help group meets in our lobby.
Community Events – over the course of the year we create various community events like Haloween Fun Night, Christmas Children’s Service, or simply Community Barbeques, simply as a way to bless our neighbours.
Our Refugee Support Team supports our church-sponsored refugees through advocacy, orientation, settlement, language acquisition and relationship building.
Bustani Community Garden - we have eight garden plots available in our front yard for our neighbours who have no access to gardens where they live. Contact the office to rent one.
We support the Ministry to Seafarers, which supports the people who transport our goods to the Port of Vancouver. Our chaplain works out of Deltaport in South Delta.
We send a Serve and Learn Team to Okanagan Gleaners in Oliver, BC each summer to help chop the vegetables that turn into soup that helps feed the hungry in the world.
Offerings - our offering schedule supports many excellent local ministries
National and International
We support Sheila Dykstra, a teacher of teachers who works with Christian school teachers in Western Africa to help transform and strengthen their skills.
We help address World Hunger as a partner with 15 churches and church-based agencies collectively called the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Our goal is a world without hunger.
We are involved with relief and development work through World Renew. Many of our members volunteer with Disaster Response Services, operated by World Renew.
We believe that Christians are called to protect and take care of God's creation and that a changing climate is harmful to all of creation, and especially the world's poor. We participate in the Climate Witness Project through the Office of Social Justice of our church.
Offerings- our offering schedule supports many excellent global ministries