serving Burlington & Beyond
Are you looking for places where your heart and hands can be used to help others?
Volunteers from Fellowship Church regularly work with and support local missions. Down below are some of the neighbouring organizations and projects that our church community serves. We are blessed to be able to support these programs with our time, talents and financial support. Please note that not all organizations are directly affiliated.
We'd love to have you get involved!
Friday Night Dinner
The Friday Night Community is a shared ministry, hosted at Wellington Square United Church and supported by many faith communities, organizations and friends in the community of Burlington. A delicious and free meal is offered every single Friday night at 6pm to any and all who come through the doors.
This Ministry continues to grow, both in numbers and impact on people’s lives. It’s much more than a meal – it’s a loving and caring community of over 250 people who come together to share in friendship, prayer and support every week.
When guests come, they enjoy sharing a smile, a hug or a friendly conversation with the people at the dinner. Many connections made while sharing a meal carry over into the rest of the week, as people build important support networks outside of the dinner.
Our guests come from Burlington and Hamilton and are men, women and children who are looking for a community of friends and people to care. Some may be persons socially isolated by disability, and or poverty, as well as single parents and seniors.
Of course, a project of this size needs helping hands! There is an amazing “volunteer” team of over 70 dedicated overseers that continue to devote themselves to serving and showing God’s love to the people in this community!
Next Door Space - Toonie Breakfast & Soup Lunch
Next Door Space is a place where local people in the community come for food and support - it has become a gathering place for many. Many of the people in attendance need support and this is given with love and in a Christian manner from the volunteers and each other. Many familiar faces show up but each week there are also new faces. This is a great opportunity to spread God's love to others in need.
The toonie breakfast runs every Saturday from 9-11 with volunteers serving behind the counter. There are a variety of delicious and affordable food options and all proceeds support Next Door Space and other community programs.
Lunch is made by several volunteers and served every Wednesday. During the Fall and Winter, soups are made on-site and served with a salad. In the Spring, the menu consists of salads and fruit. Much of the food that is served has been donated.
Burlington Gardens Service
Every Friday at 11:00am (excepting the 2nd Friday of each month), members of Fellowship Church host a chapel service for the members of the retirement home. While Burlington Gardens is an independent living facility, it is still more difficult to get to church as one gets older and it is wonderful to be able to spend time in community and fellowship with those that live there!
We also put on a special program for Good Friday/Easter Sunday and Christmas, complete with carol singing and refreshments. Kids are very much welcome!
Park Avenue Service
Unlike Burlington Gardens, Park Avenue Manor is an assisted living home and many residents cannot get to church services at this stage of their life.
Fellowship's Small Groups take turns hosting a service in the dining room at 9:15am on the second and fourth Sunday of the month before our own morning service. We'll help get residents settled and spend some time getting to know them before the service begins, which is made up of a devotional and hymn singing.
It is amazing to witness that even as the body deteriorates with age, many residents still know by heart the songs that they grew up with and very much love to sing them.
Streetlight is both a Christian Ministry and a Missional Church, working faithfully to spread the Gospel and the love for God within their community.
Streetlight is located in downtown Hamilton in the Beasley neighbourhood. This ministry has youth and adult Bible study programs during the week and two worship services every Sunday. This ministry also offers a variety of kids programs, an adult life skills course and other programs where they look for ways to serve each other through personal relationships.
This ministry started in the 1990's with the help of some members in the Hamilton area Canadian Reformed Churches, of which Streetlight is also a member.
Located in Hamilton, EduDeo Ministries is a Canadian, Christian, mission organization serving children in developing countries with quality education rooted in a Biblical worldview.
They aim to bring the Hope of the Gospel to the world through this work.
They accomplish this by partnering with Christian school associations and mission organizations in developing countries to impact:
Students: Scholarships give vulnerable children access to Christian schools.
Teachers: Training workshops pass on effective teaching methods and how to integrate a Biblical worldview into the classroom.
Schools: Volunteer HANDS teams help with school construction projects.
Campfire Bible Camp
Campfire! Bible Camp is a non-profit Christian camp with an outreach focus, committed to providing a relevant faith experience for campers, staff, and volunteers. Campfire! is founded on core values of a reformed Christian heritage and operates with a business for ministry mindset.
Campfire! is like no other camp in the province of Ontario. The Saugeen River flows through the 165-acre property, which is also blessed with rolling hills, open meadows, towering conifers, scenic ponds for paddling and swimming, and trails for hiking and skiing.
These beautiful surroundings enhance a camp that aims to combine a fun and exciting summer experience with discovery and growth in the love of Jesus Christ.