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Inn from the Cold

St. John is a member congregation of a city ministry called the "Inn from the Cold". Once per month, St. John opens its doors to shelter those who need assistance.

We provide a place to stay for people who need it for the selected night, two warm and nourishing meals and a lunch for the next day. Volunteers help in the setup of beds, in the preparation and serving of food, and two volunteers stay overnight to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for our guests, who often include families with children.

Remember what our Lord said in response to the question:
"Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink?
And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee or naked and clothe thee?"
(RSV, Matthew:25:37-39)

We are happy to be able to do our Lord's bidding in this way and can always use additional help. If you would like to help us to be a host for people in need, contact the church office at 262-2862 to find out how. Our fixed commitment is on the third Thursday and Friday of each month.

Can you help? Of course you can, it's Easy...

- sponsor or help prepare a meal: Thursday supper, Friday breakfast, Friday brown-bag lunch
- help set-up beds on Thursday: linens and beds are already in the church!
- help clean-up and put away beds on Friday morning
- stay overnight: one man and one woman are required to spend the night to answer questions, shut-off the lights, wake-up/turn-on the lights, be a friendly and caring host
- do the laundry: a washer and dryer are at the church
- donate clothing or toiletry items. Remember these people are homeless and are in need of many basic personal care products.

Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous meetings are held at 7:00 pm on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 207-5268 for more information.

Spanish Alcoholics Anonymous

Spanish Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday and at 7:30 pm on Saturday. Call 207-5268 for more information.

Best Beginnings

Best Beginnings meets from 4:00 - 7:00 pm on Mondays. Call 262-2862 for more information.

Bridges of Love Ministry Society

Love - and the unity it attests to - is the heart of Christian living; it is the magnet that will attract a watching world. Please partner, as we strive to practice and exhibit, the holiness and love of God.

Contact: Marg Pollon
Tel: 403-263-5683 (LOVE)
Email: margpollon at bridgesoflove.net
Web: www.bridgesoflove.net

Other outreach

Other outreach activities to which St. John lends some support are:
Neighbour Link Calgary (www.neighbourlink.ca) currently looking for volunteers; call 209-1930







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This site was last updated 29 April 2006.