As a multi-campus church, we believe that it’s important to be investing in the local communities that we are planted in.  Alongside our formal partnerships, we are pursuing ways to lovingly engage people to see their flourishing.



Local Outreach Opportunites


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Formal Partnerships

Inasmuch Community Society

Inasmuch Community Society provides a safe home, comfortable furnishings, good food, quality clothing, medical care, transportation and more to refugee claimants. They walk alongside family members through the various stages of their application to remain in Canada; They help them find good jobs, and support their transition from the Inasmuch home to a place of their own. The families arrive with various levels of English proficiency, english teachers develop and conduct weekly lessons specific to each family member’s needs or job goals. Since summer 2017, they have hosted and helped 26 refugee claimants at their two houses and have helped another 17 outside of Inasmuch. They have also delivered over 220 hours of English education.

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Current Service Opportunities:

        • ESL teachers to help refugee claimants with various levels of English.  Various daytime and possible evening schedules available.
        • Hosting a house: Inasmuch is looking for a couple to host one of their houses. They are looking for new hosts by sometime this spring. This is a volunteer job that is about 20 hours a week. It comes with being able to live in the two bedroom suite with a kitchen that is attached to the house. The hosting would mean connecting with the refugee claimant families that would be living in the main house. If you are interested, please check out their website: https://www.inasmuch.ca/ or contact Tammy at tammy@inasmuch.ca.
        • Renting a Room: Refugee claimant families are in need of places to stay, and are looking for anyone who would be willing to rent out a suite or a room for social services prices. For 1 Person = 375, 2 People = 550, 3 People = 660, 4 people = 700, 5 people = 750. The rental agreement is only for a 6 month term and Inasmuch would come and train anyone who is willing how to be a good host to a refugee claimant family. If you are interested, please check out their website: https://www.inasmuch.ca/welcome homes or contact Tammy at tammy@inasmuch.ca

Cyrus Centre

Every night, there are homeless and vulnerable youth on Fraser Valley streets. Most of them have run away from an abusive home, were abandoned by their parents, have no money and no safe place to go. Cyrus Centre provides homeless youth, 18 and under, with a temporary, safe place to stay while working toward a long-term solution. Nationally, 1 in 5 homeless persons is a youth. Many are fleeing abuse, poverty, exploitation and drugs. Youth thrive when they can live, work and learn together and the staff at Cyrus Centre support them every step of the way.

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Current Service Opportunities:

      • Meal Providers: Sign up on your own or with a community group, family or friends make and drop off frozen meals or serve a meal at the centre. We serve meals every single day so call to see what openings we currently have. (Abbotsford and Chilliwack).
      • Resource Centre: Spend 4 hours a week in Cyrus Centre’s Drop-In Resource Centre building relationships with youth and taking part in the daily routine. (Abbotsford and Chilliwack)
      • Food Bank Delivery and Kitchen Organizer: We need 1-2 volunteers to pick up food from the food bank on Friday mornings and bring them to Cyrus Centre. The volunteer(s) would be responsible for organizing the food in the fridge and kitchen. (Only Abbotsford)
      • Contact admin@cyruscentre.com or phone 604-859-5773 (Abbotsford) or 604-795-5773 (Chilliwack).

The Salvation Army

Serving Abbotsford & Mission

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of Abbotsford and Mission.   In response to the call of Jesus, they come alongside the most vulnerable in our community who experience a variety of complex challenges in order to care and support them on their path to wholeness.   At the Centre of Hope – they operate a thirty-bed shelter for men and women, provide nutritious meals for the community, offer medical care including access to a virtual doctor – due to COVID, emergency food hampers and resources for families and individuals such as rental supplements, referrals to a variety of community agencies.  New this year is the Pathway of Hope program focusing on identifying and addressing root cause issues for people living in poverty.  It is a high impact strengths-based case management approach to providing targeted services to people with a desire to take action to break the cycle of crisis and vulnerability.

Current Service Opportunities:

      • Due to the current COVID safety protocols, we are limiting service opportunities at this time. For inquiries on future volunteer opportunities please contact: Sylvia Antonescu/Volunteer Coordinator 604.852.9305, ext. 129 or Sylvia.Antonescu@salvationarmy.ca 

Abbotsford Food Bank

The mission of the Food Bank is to Nurture families and cultivate community within our city by providing supplemental food assistance and other supportive programs. They believe that people should not go hungry, every person deserves care, dignity, and respect, and many people become poor due to circumstances beyond their control. In addition to food distribution, the Food Bank is able to offer guests, free dental care at an on-site clinic, kids’ summer camps, seasonal fresh produce, and other exciting programs. The Food Bank serves roughly 4400 individuals every month. Food insecurity is in every community, families, single parents, seniors, our friends and neighbours, less than 10% of food bank guests are homeless

Current Service Opportunities:

      • Home Delivery: Driving teams of 2 to deliver food to seniors a few mornings every month.
      • Food Recovery: Individuals or small groups needed to sort perishable food received each morning. Sign yourself up or grab 3-4 friends and sign up a team!
      • Apply via application form at abbotsfordfoodbank.com/apply/

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