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  • Dec8Thu

    Mission Moment - December 2022

    December 8, 2022 Linda Clarke

    Grace Church was not able to fulfill its commitment to financially support a number of Missions in the 3rd quarter due to lack of funds. Givings have been down substantially this summer and fall and the church has spent more money than we have received. The income improved in November and we pray for that trend to continue in December so that we can end the year in a positive direction.

    Several people have asked which missionaries we were not able to support in September. Below I have identified them with a website and contact information to allow individuals who feel moved to act individually with financial support to do so. Please note that if the general givings continue to increase in December, the church will be able to honour the Missions commitment, making payments to our priority Missions first.

  • Nov16Wed

    YWAM (Youth with a Mission) - Mission Moment November 2022

    November 16, 2022 Linda Clarke

    YWAM is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups and Christian traditions dedicated to knowing God and making God known throughout the world. The movement began in 1960 and was started to get young people involved in outreach. They still do that today but they are involved in every kind of ministry and outreach imaginable....

  •   This letter from Brandon Kong was forwarded to Grace Church through the Presbytery Missions Committee. Brandon works with Intervarsity at Ottawa U. He is asking for prayer, volunteers and or personal financial partnership. Grace Church supports the work of Intervarsity Ottawa and has done so for many years. I chose to publish Brandon's...

  • Sep19Mon

    Ethnos Canada - Mission Moment September 2022

    September 19, 2022 Linda Clarke

    Dave Wright and Kevin Goertzen visited Grace Church on August 11th to introduce their new program called “Establish”. Grace has been supporting the Wrights for many years. Dave introduced us to Kevin, a new ministry leader involved in the development of “Establish”, a course on foundational disciple making. They presented us with the material for the first module of the course if anyone would like to use it as a small group study. The following is taken directly from the brochure explaining “Establish”.

  • Jun21Tue

    Mission Moment June 2022 - Ethnos Canada

    June 21, 2022 Linda Clarke

    Of the world’s 6,900 language groups, 2,500 are still unreached. Ethnos Canada, founded in 1942 as New Tribes Mission, helps local churches train, coordinate and send missionaries to these peoples. They are able to tackle such a daunting task through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, and by focusing their efforts primarily in the following five realms:

  • May11Wed

    Mission Moment May 2022 - Miriam Centre

    May 11, 2022 Linda Clarke


    The dove holding the heart in its beak symbolizes love, hope, healing and freedom, which is the heart of their mission.

    Miriam Centre opened its doors July 1, 1988. The Centre was born from the desire of a group of concerned people wanting to offer life affirming options to all who find the circumstances surrounding their pregnancy...

  • Apr6Wed

    Good Gracious Mission Moment - April 2022

    April 6, 2022 Linda Clarke


    The missions committee has added a few new missions to our support list for 2022. In the Good Gracious publications this year, I hope to introduce you to some of them. This month I will introduce you to Ottawa Campus Chaplaincy. It is supported by the Christian Reformed Church and the Presbyterian Church through our Ottawa...

  • It’s a new year and a new budget. The congregation approved a Missions budget of $19,369 for 2022. The Presbyterian Sharing budget has been greatly reduced to $5000 and reallocated to Missions in order for us to better direct our support. The Missions Committee made up of Pastor Jonathan, Allan Smith, Penny O’Brien, Min Mihalik and...

  • Jan20Thu

    Christmas Celebrations in Africa

    January 20, 2022


    Christmas in Ghana is a two-week event starting from December 20th through the first week of January. Many people travel to visit their relatives and friends in other parts of the country, mostly, rural areas. That is the only time of the year that the streets in Accra, the capital city, do not have traffic jams. Drivers can move swiftly...

  • Apr29Thu

    Good Gracious Missions Update - Apr 2021

    April 29, 2021 Rev. Dr. Jonathan Dent

    In St. John’s, Newfoundland, a couple of our friends decided to get their captain’s papers for sailing on the ocean. He is a retired dentist, and she is a retired chiropodist. They wanted to sail between Florida and some of the Caribbean islands. They took the courses, bought the boat and now have done the sailing several times. You...