We are a very caring church community and support the work of many groups within the local community and farther afield who care and support children, youth, men and women.
Some of the outreach programs we have assisted are:
Mission & Service Fund of the United Church of Canada
Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan’s Purse)
IWK Hospital for Children and Women – donation of handmade lap blankets
Feed others of Dartmouth (F.O.O.D) – donation of prepared food monthly
Atlantic School of Theology – monetary assistance
Mission to Seamen – donation of clothing, toiletries & books
Phoenix House for Youth – donation of clothing
Lake Echo Community Food Bank (part of Feed NS) – donation of food items
Arthur Kidston Memorial Camp for Children – donation of various camp items
Prayer Shawls for those in need of comfort in the community
Shelter Nova Scotia – clothing items
The Birches Seniors Home – hand made lap blankets
Brunswick Street Mission
Metro Non-Profit Housing Association
Legion Poppy Fund
……. Any other outreach organizations that we are able to assist …….
St. David’s Sunday School invites children from 3-11 years of age to attend with attendance averaging 6 children per week. All are welcome.
For the first part of 2012 the web based curriculum “The Whole People of God” was used. It was a lectionary based curriculum, broken down into 6 units. Each week the program offered a complete learning module which is available for all ages. Although it was very adaptable and useful, we decided not to continue with the program in September as there was a lot of difficulty with obtaining the material on the web.
In September the teachers decided to go on their own and develop a curriculum themselves. They are devoting time to learning the books of the Bible; planning and executing the Christmas program. They have spent time with the children dealing with death and grief, following the passing of one of their students.
In 2013 they started a 12-week program learning about The Lord’s Prayer. A curriculum book was purchased to assist in the study.
Sunday School coincides with church service time and the children return to church at the time when the offering is taken. They are encouraged to ‘offer’ a part of themselves. Most times they will review the lesson taught during the class and they are also encouraged to write a prayer with their needs, thanks, requests or concerns. The children then have time to discuss this with the Minister. It is a time in the service that all enjoy as the children bring a special insight into God’s loving way and the miracle of life.