We reach out – to our community, our city, our nation and our world – with compassion for those in need and with a passion for justice for all. We do this both as a parish and as individuals.
During Advent and Lent we have a single major focus for our fund raising efforts.
The people of St. Augustine Church support the following:
A Helping Hand
Parishioners visit and respond to the practical and social needs of home-bound parishioners. The Rector also visits these people.
The parish collects food for the Food Bank on an on-going basis.
Grandmothers of Alberta for a New Generation (GANG) work swith the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support African grandmothers raising their grandchildren as a result of AIDS.
This is an awareness, advocacy and fundraising group. Several St. Augustine’s members work diligently to fundraise in ventures from garage sales to cookie bakes.
GEA is an organization of Faith Groups, Unions, Community Action Groups and Small Businesses ‘organizing for the common good’ to give the public a voice in decision making that affects their lives. St. Augustine’s has been a dues-paying member of GEA since its inauguration in 2006. Members of St. Augustine’s are very active in this organization.
The parish usually provides lunch for at least one of the builds taking place in Edmonton.
Monthly Eucharists are celebrated at the Hardisty Home on the third Wednesday of each month. Several parishioners assist the Rector with this ministry.
Since 1985, the parish has supported the ICPM and has provided Sunday lunch and volunteers for the Bissell Centre when usually once a year and/or upon request.
Tuesday at Blues
Members of the congregation, plus other community members, meet at Blues Java Bar located at 106thAvenue and 50th Street on the second and fourth Tuesday at 10am, September through May. Led by a lay member, topics are always interesting; conversation abounds.
Sometimes this can be in response to a particular need or a natural disaster. Other special outreach is tied to seasonal events such as Advent, Lent and Easter.
In the recent past, we have donated goods, time and money to many groups such as:
- Women’s Shelters
- Youth Empowerment and Support Services
- Edmonton Remand Center
- St. Faith’s Church’s Hot Meal Program
- Christmas Bureau
- No Room in the Inn
- Church of the North
- Primates World Relief Development Fund
Campus Student Ministry
St. Augustine’s also supports the work of the Anglican Student Ministry on Campus. Are you a student at the U of A? Do you know one? Please let them know about the www.anglicanstudentministry.ca with two chaplains on staff, Sunday evening worship, Pub Theology events, Wednesday 12:10pm Eucharist at the Interfaith Center, and coffees by request.