Central's Mission & Outreach
Providing a Helping Hand Year Round
Coffee Break Fundraiser with all proceeds donated to the Alzheimer Society.
Caring Cupboard Food Bank. Three times a year members of the congregation are asked for donations.
White Gift Sunday. All items donated by the congregation go to Christmas Care
Daisy of Hope Campaign: White plastic daisies are sold to raise money for Second Stage Housing and Violence Against Women
Rummage & Yard Sales: (Spring & Autumn) to raise money for various community charities such as the Upper Room Devotional and the Community Dinners
Coat Collection: Warm coats, boots, hats, scarves and mittens are collected and delivered to the Salvation Army for special distribution.
Valleyview Nursing Home Tuck Shop: Volunteers go every 2nd Friday and 4th Saturday of the month.
Inn Out of the Cold: From October until May, our church basement provides housing for this program. A shower and laundry facilities are also available.
Blue Umbrella Program: We are a dementia friendly church. Our congregation has taken the training from the Alzheimers Society and strives to make our church a friendly, welcoming experience for those who are challenged.
Many Seniors often find it difficult to access information to assist them when the need for more care for themselves, a spouse, family member or friend arises. Our Senior Care Needs Package can be helpful in locating the resources you need. Simply download the pdf file below.
To encourage our members to create and take part in programs that will serve the physical and spiritual needs of the people of St. Thomas, Elgin, Ontario, Canada and the world.
During the Covid Lockdowns our volunteers have still been able to provide outreach by innovative and creative thinking..
Alzheimer's Walkathon - The Central Striders team
White Gift Drive Thru for Christmas Care
Food Bank Drive Thru - Spring & Fall
Inn out of the Cold -Extended hours & space provided for social distancing. Also extended the program to include the Summer months