“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me." Then the righteous will answer him, saying, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?” Matthew 25: 35-40
As followers of Jesus we are called to share God’s hope and Jesus’ love with all. The Emmanuel congregation offers hope and love through their outreach to people in the community and beyond. They actively support local mission, as well as regional, national, and global mission through The United Church of Canada’s Mission and Service Fund (M&S).
Some of the ways we live out Matthew 25:
- We partner with Regeneration Outreach Community to provide compassionate care, support and encouragement to the vulnerable and marginalized in the downtown core. We provide volunteers who cook, serve, work in the Clothes Closet, fundraise, sit on Regeneration’s Board etc. Click here to learn more about Regeneration Outreach Community.
- Weekly people prepare sandwiches for the people who visit the Food Cupboard at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. This enables clients to have lunch and fellowship as they receive a supply of groceries
- We share our church space with various community groups. We are currently sanctuary for the following groups who minister to the Brampton community:
Peel Choral Society
Brownies and Girl Guides,
A grief support group.