Decembers Loonie Offering is going to the SAFE House. We hope you will help out by either donating directly or through St. Andrew’s for more info click here.

To donate directly to the SAFE House or see other ways you can help, click here to go to their site.

To donate through St. Andrew’s send your donations to; St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1981 9th Ave. NE, Salmon Arm BC, V1E 2L2 or e-transfer to: standrews1981@outlook.com. Please mark your donations as Loonie Offering.

During Advent each year we at St. Andrew’s support a PWS&D project (Presbyterian World Service and Development) in lieu of sending each other Christmas cards. Since we are unable to gather together for worship right now we don’t have the opportunity to sign up. Here is our project for 2020. If you wish to make a donation to the project between now and December 20, email Janet (jehanna1124@gmail.com) your name for our big Christmas card (in the hopes we will be able to hang it) and send your donation to the church by mail or e-transfer – marked for PWS&D. Blessings. (click here for more info)

Donate Button No Copyright, HD Png Download, Free Download  If you wish to donate you may send your donations to; St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1981 9th Ave. NE, Salmon Arm BC, V1E 2L2 or e-transfer to standrews1981@outlook.com

Septembers Loonie offering is going to a cause that we have never supported before; “Doctors Without Borders – Canada” (click here to find out more)

Traditionally the Session tries to keep the Loonie offerings close to home but this month we have decided to support a worthy organization doing a good work in the hardest hit areas of our world. Doctors Without Borders Canada (click to view their webpage).

“Founded to save lives and speak out, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a Nobel Prize-winning emergency humanitarian medical organization that has helped tens of millions of people since its founding in 1971. MSF now has more than 40,000 staff members on the front lines of humanitarian crises in close to 70 countries.”

“It is easy to write inspiring words to define an organization’s mission – it is much harder to put those principles into practice. At the core of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s identity is a commitment to independence, neutrality and impartiality. These are the MSF principles.

These ideals have driven every aspect of our work – from medical care and logistics to finance and communications – since MSF was established in 1971.

Our commitment to these principles, and the impact of the organization built on them, was recognized in 1999 when we were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize was accepted by then MSF International President, Dr. James Orbinski.”

You can give your Loonie offering in three ways:

1 Place your gift in the Loonie jar at Church (it will not be receipted)

2 Place your gift in the collection plate designated to Loonie offering; or mail your donations to; St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1981 9th Ave. NE, Salmon Arm BC, V1E 2L2 or e-transfer to standrews1981@outlook.com designated to Loonie offering. (these gifts will be receipted by St. Andrew’s)

3 Give directly to Doctors Without Borders via their website (above) or the address below.

Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada

551 Adelaide Street West,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 0N8
+1 (800) 982-7903

 

PLEASE HELP PWS&D RELIEF EFFORTS in LEBANON (for more info click here)

If you wish to help you may do so through the St. Andrew’s, marking your donation PWS&D “Lebanon Crisis.”, or follow the links in the info below.

 

We join with those around the world who are praying for the people affected by the terrible disaster in Beirut.

Thousands have been injured and hundreds of thousands of people have become homeless. Additionally, much of the food in Lebanon, which is imported due to limited production capacity, was destroyed by the explosions—exacerbating food insecurity in a country already affected by COVID-19 and a severe economic crisis.

PWS&D has been providing support to Syrian refugees and host communities in Lebanon through ACT Alliance and Canadian Foodgrains Bank partners for several years. These partners are on the ground, actively assessing the situation to determine how best to respond.

Between August 4 and 24, the Government of Canada is matching all donations made to the Humanitarian Coalition and its members, up to $2 million. Through our membership in Canadian Foodgrains Bank (a member of the Humanitarian Coalition) gifts to PWS&D are eligible to be matched.

You can also make a gift through your church, by mailing a cheque or by calling 1-800-619-7301 x291. Please mark your donation “Lebanon Crisis.”

Please give generously today. 

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Read about a challenge from John Love by clicking here; it’s a good one!

John Love, had an early morning inspiration to issue a challenge to all the seniors in St. Andrew’s, who feel they are financially able, to donate there $300 gift from the Federal Government to the Second Harvest Food Bank. If you wish to accept John’s challenge you may do so in one of three ways:

  1. put your gift in the offering plate designated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
  2. send your donations to; St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1981 9th Ave. NE, Salmon Arm BC, V1E 2L2.
  3. e-transfer to standrews1981@outlook.com.

At the end of the month or early August all the gifts will be combined and one large gift from St. Andrew’s will be given to Second Harvest. (Be sure to have your name or envelope # on your donation so it can be receipted by St. Andrew’s)

July and August loonie offering will go to help fund the new immigrant family. (To learn more about the Bokondji family and how to give, click here)

The following information has been provided by Rev. Ena van Zoeren.
Yes the refugee family is still coming.  They are waiting on permission to fly as all the other hurdles have been set behind them.
The last email I got from the committee stated that what they are gathering for now is the money for the flight, the government pays for it as a loan and then the refugees are required to pay it back.
So I am sure that they will be grateful to have the loonie offering.
and hopefully for the family, a quick trip will be a blessing, as they are aliens in South Africa and the jobs they were able to get to feed themselves and live are now unavailable because of the pandemic.  Let us also pray for them at this time.

Here is some information about contributing to the loonie offering this summer.

Contributions can be made by etransfers, to:  giving@Lakeside Community Church, please put Bokondji family in the subject line.
Or if by cheque please make certain that  it is made out to Lakeside Community Church but with a memo that the money be designated to the Bokondji family.

Lakeside’s address is:

Lakeside Community Church
PO Box 71
Salmon Arm V1E 4N2