Anglican Parish of St. Luke's Hubbards

 

PWRDF

ST. LUKE'S PARISH OUTREACH KINDNESS PROJECT

Dear St. Luke's Family and Friends,

Kindness is the most important tool to spread love among humanity.
There are many examples of kindness in the Bible:

PROVERBS 14: 21
"It is a sin to despise one's neighbour, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy."

EPHESIANS 4: 32
"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ forgave you."

MATTHEW 7: 12
"So in everything do to others what you would have them do to you; for this sums up The Law and Prophets."

The Primate's World Relief & Development Fund (PWRDF) goes above and beyond kindness to work towards a truly just, healthy and peaceful world. PWRDF helps people who suffer from violence, poverty and other injustices. PWRDF provides money and workers to 58 partner organizations working in 33 countries, including Canada. PWRDF programs focus on preventative healthcare, food security, economic empowerment of women, supports indigenous communities, provides disaster relief, and helps refugees.

The work of the PWRDF depends on the kindness and support of Anglicans across Canada.
I am sending this out to you to ask for your help and kindness.

  • Please give what you can and return it to me in person (cash) or by mail (cheque). If you would like a receipt for your donation, please include your name, address and envelop number if you know it.
  • This fundraiser is not meant to replace the monthly Blue Envelopes.
  • The envelopes will be opened and counted by two people - myself, and St. Luke's Envelope Secretary, Jackie Snair. This fundraiser will end June 30th, 2021.

BE KIND TO YOURSELF
BE KIND TO OTHERS
BE KIND TO CREATION


Thank You!

Carol Simms, St. Luke's Hubbard's Parish PWRDF Representative
29 Schwartz Road, Box 352,
Hubbards, NS, B0J1T0

PWRDF AND COVID-19 - Key Messages

  1. How is COVID-19 affecting the work of PWRDF?
    Many of the communities in which our partners work are vulnerable, therefore they might not have access to clean water to wash their hands, and they also might live in close quarters and are therefore unable to practise physical distancing. Partners are doing their best to educate communities on physical distancing and prevention, handwashing best practices and access to good scientific information.
  2. What Impact is COVID-19 having on PWRDF's partners?
    Our partners are ensuring the safety of the people who live in their communities and continuing to carry out PWRDF-supported programs as best as they can. But in some areas the food supply has been affected or medical appointments must be spaced out to allow for better physical distancing.
  3. As COVID-19 is also impacting parish donations/givings, what are some appropriate messages we can use to encourage continued support for PWRDF?
    The pandemic has had a profound impact on people in Canada and around the world. We recognize that individuals and parishes are facing financial challenges. Few things illustrate how truly connected we all are than a relentless virus. Now more than ever we are seeing that we are everyone's neighbours, and it is important for us to care for our neighbours, near and far. For those who are able, our partners in Canada and around the world need your support more than ever.
  4. How is COVID-19 impacting PWRDF staff?
    PWRDF staff are working from home, with all travel temporarily suspended. We are staying connected with each other, our partners and our volunteers using Zoom and Skype technology. PWRDF staff are still able to monitor programs and work with partners.
  5. What impact has COVID-19 had on the overall financial stability of PWRDF to date?
    PWRDF has applied for the government wage subsidy. We are projecting a decrease of revenue of 30%. We are appealing to donors who normally give through their collection plate to give directly to us through our website (pwrdf.org/give-today), phone (1-866-308-7973 or 416-822-9083) or mail (80 Hayden Street., 3rd floor, Toronto, M4Y 3G2). We are gratified by the many people who have answered the call to become a monthly donor.
  6. Are there specific programs being supported by PWRDF to mitigate the impact of COVID-19?
    PWRDF has allocated approximately $300,000 to seven different COVID-19 programs, two of which are in Canada.
    • HelpAge Canada, delivering food and medicine and other supports to vulnerable seniors across Canada ($40,000)
    • Village Health Works in Burundi ($60,000) ensuring safe access to health care, PPE supplies and education and awareness
    • ACT Alliance global response ($40,000) supporting COVID-19 protocols
    • Partners In Health global response ($60,000) supporting COVID-19 protocols
    • National Council of Churches in Kenya in their support for the Kakuma Refugee Camp ($80,000) providing hygiene, nutrition and awareness
    • The Indigenous Birth Centre in Edmonton ($5,000) supporting midwives
    • UBINIG in Bangladesh ($11,000) supporting livelihoods, good health and nutrition
  7. How is PWRDF communicating these resources to the Bishops?
    Will Postma and Valerie Maier, PWRDF Board President, have written a letter to the Bishops that the Primate, Archbishop Linda Nicholls, offered to send. The letter and COVID-19 graphic can also be found in this Google folder.
  8. What resources does PWRDF have for Anglicans and churches?
    The following resources, including this document, can also be found in this Google folder, which is also in the Volunteer Portal.
    • Praying with PWRDF on Zoom every Thursday at 1 p.m. ET. Register and share this link. We are also holding monthly webinars to provide updates on our work. Contact Kim at kumbach@pwrdf.org for more information.
    • Encourage parishes to share the short video update of our COVID-19 response (click here to download).
    • PWRDF has a new worship service which may be helpful to clergy who may need a break over the summer.
    • We will soon be launching Encounters - a virtual Vacation Bible School (contact Su at smcleod@pwrdf.org for more details).
    • This year's virtual Ride for Refuge will include a "freestyle" event where any activity can become a fundraiser - bike riding, walking, running, reading, sewing, singing - the possibilities are endless.
    • Letter to the Bishops
    • COVID-19 graphic
  9. How can we stay up to date on PWRDF information?
    Check our website at pwrdf.org/news regularly for up-to-date information, or subscribe to our monthly Email Update at pwrdf.org/subscribe. You can also follow us on Facebook @pwrdfcan or Twitter @pwrdf or Instagram @pwrdf_justgeneration.

Who Are We?

We are the Anglican Church of Canada's agency for sustainable development, relief, refugees and global justice. With the support of Anglican parishes across Canada, PWRDF makes financial and human resources available.

PWRDF is a part of the outreach ministry of every Canadian Anglican Parish.

Vision

A truly just, healthy and peaceful world.

Mission

As an instrument of faith, PWRDF connects Anglicans in Canada to communities around the world in dynamic partnerships to advance development, to respond to emergencies, to assist refugees and to act for positive change.

Our Values

"What does the Lord require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?".
Giving and receiving.
Mutuality.
The beauty and harmony of creation.
Solidarity with the oppressed.

Our Goals (2012-2015)

Strengthen our Humanitarian Response.
Strengthen our work in Sustainable Community Development.
Nurture Dynamic Partnerships with Canadian Anglicans.
Works towards Financial Sustainability.

How Can I Help??? (Ways to Give)

Blue monthly offering envelopes.
In Memoriam - give money in memory of a friend or loved one.
In honor - Give a gift to honor a person or occasion.
Donate online - Donations are accepted electronically using your credit card and their secure website.
Donate Securities - Under federal tax regulations, you can donate appreciated securities to PWRDF without paying any capital gain tax. You will receive a tax receipt for the full value of the shares.
Support any fundraisers through our church parish.
Buy a book or two from St. Luke's Parish Perpetual Book Sale.

For more information please visit the PWRDF Website.

PWRDF Perpetual Book Sale

Drop in to the book sale at St. Luke's Parish Hall during open hours. Great Selection at reasonable prices. All proceeds go to the PWRDF.

 

 

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