parkdale united church

429 Parkdale Avenue, OTTAWA, Ontario K1Y 1H3

Mission, Outreach and Justice Committee

Purpose:

 

The Mission, Outreach and Justice (MOJ) Committee provides leadership in assisting the congregation to understand and engage in God’s mission, particularly beyond the “wallsof the congregation. This Mission of God is one of wholeness, love and justice for all people and all of creation; and includes a call to live in such a way as to transform our community and our world. The MOJ Committee is dedicated to supporting individuals and organizations locally, nationally and globally.

 

Exercising oversight of the congregation’s “In from the Cold Ministry”.

 

Membership:

 

Chair

IFTC representative

Members and adherents of the Congregation

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

1. Enabling the Church to discover and be aware of the compelling Biblical basis for understanding and engaging in the many facets of God's mission.

 

2. Concerning itself in the human and social issues existing in the community and world, increasing awareness of them in the Church, and promoting opportunities for the

congregation to participate actively in outreach and justice initiatives.

 

3. Making recommendations to Council on the use of Church funds to advance Parkdale`s Christian mission which includes outreach programmes, justice, peace and development.

 

4. Participating, through the United Church of Canada’s Mission & Service Fund (M&S), in the support of those in need both in Canada and overseas.

 

5. Working in partnership with the Presbytery Justice, Ecumenical and Global Relations (JEGR), and Church in Society Committees.

 

6. Identifying and cooperating with the world-wide church of Jesus Christ, our sisters and brothers of other faith communities and other people of goodwill.

 

These duties & responsibilities are accomplished in a variety of ways, among them are the

following tasks:

 

1. Disseminating information to the congregation about local, national and global initiatives of both Parkdale and the United Church of Canada’s Mission and Service Office.

 

2. Providing the congregation with opportunities for learning and enhanced awareness (e.g. films, speakers, ad hoc events, workshops, and mission trips).

 

3. Embarking on discovery projects such as to learn more about the issues facing Canada’s First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities.

 

4. Supporting the Church`s “In From The Cold Ministry”.

 

5. Developing and managing the Committee’s budget.

 

Local, National and Global Initiatives Supported by the MOJ Committee:

Local

National

Global

Bethany Hope Centre for Women

 

Cornerstone Women’s Shelter

 

Habitat For Humanity – NCR

 

Innercity Ministries

 

Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund

 

Operation Come Home

 

Parkdale’s In From The Cold Ministry

 

Queensway Preschool

 

The Ottawa Mission for Men

 

Urban Christian Outreach

 

Habitat for Humanity

 

Stephen Lewis Foundation (AIDS Relief)

 

UCC Living Into Right Relations

 

North Street United Church, Kingston, Jamaica

 

Nursing and Home Visitation Programme, Kingston, Jamaica

 

Sponsoring Refugees