Missions and Service

The Missions and Service ministry provides leadership and congregational resources for various ad-hoc and ongoing sub-committees, and service groups that are involved with service and ministry to our community, and beyond.

 

MRMC Missions Ministry Team has accepted another mission that all too often 
seems like a truly Impossible Mission for many of our newest members of our
local community!

The Mission: Inject funds into the Emergency Fund at the Global Gathering
Place.
www.globalgatheringplace.com

Mission Details: Missions Ministry reached out to Global Gathering Place with
an invitation to help where we could and we were presented with an immediate
need for a Small child sized wheelchair for 6 year old Hamzi from Somalia
(see attached document).  This part of the mission was accomplished with the
purchase of a 16” x 16” wheel chair for the GGP to loan to the family. 
Additionally, ongoing support to the Emergency Fund is required to help pay
for internet for those that have no means, purchasing enough groceries to
survive for a day or 2, purchasing bus passes etc. etc. etc.

How can you help with this Mission:  By donating to the Global Gathering Place
Emergency Fund
You will help make the seemingly impossible reality of
transitioning life from a community on the other side of the world to our
community ….POSSIBLE!

Donations can be made to MRMC and designated to GGP.  Receipts will be issued.

Operation Potato Peeler

As we all know, 2020 has created challenges that many of us have never encountered before. These challenges have impacted Global and Local Communities, stretching resources for those most vulnerable and the organizations like The Friendship Inn that are on the frontlines serving those communities. Unfortunately, due to COVID 19 The Friendship Inn has experienced a rapid decline in volunteer participation. They rely on volunteers to prepare and serve a healthy Breakfast and Lunch to 300 500 guests every day.

Full project details Here

To Donate
If you can help us with this urgent need or have any questions, please contact Claire Ewert Fisher at claraewertfisher@gmail.com.

Donate to the project through MRMC DonateIf using one of the electronic options, designate to Operation Potato Peeler; in e-transfer use the message, in Tithe.ly use the "Give to" selector.

 

Refugee Sponsorship

MRMC has a long history of working with MCC to sponsor refugees, beginning with Vietnamese Boat people and Salvadoran refugees in the 70’s and 80’s.  Since then we have worked with refugees from the Congo and more recently from Syria.  

Hold your cursor over a photo below to see the story behind it.

Leonie and Stephane

In 2000, during an ‘Africa Sunday’ the Lwamba brothers, a recently arrived family group from Eastern Congo who sang as a musical group called Krystal, asked for MRMC’s help in bringing their two sisters to Canada. After a long and difficult process, Leonie with 5 children arrived in March of 2004. At Christmas that year we learned that Leonie’s husband had been located in a refugee camp in Africa. We decided to apply to sponsor him under the family reunification process. It took until August 2010 before we were able to welcome Stephane, Leonie’s husband to Saskatoon. (Photo)

Omar and Ramia's story

Most recently, the refugee situation brought about by the conflict in Syria, prompted us to reach out to MCC and once again seek to sponsor a refugee. In May 2016 a family of 6 were welcomed at the airport, and taken to their new home in Saskatoon.  We spent many hours sometimes with the help of human interpreters and sometimes using Google Translate, learning to know this friendly family; helping the children orient to school and getting the parents enrolled in EAL (English as an Additional Language) classes.

Ali and Fathiyeh story

It wasn't long after Ramia and Omar were in Canada, and had learned to communicate with us that Ramia began to tell us about a brother and family who were having difficulties in their refugee camp.  Together we approached MCC to see what could done.  Eventually MCC was able to arrange to sponsor the family, with the Mennonite church in Langham as sponsor.  We agreed to assist the Langham church with some funds and with the benefit of our prior experience.  In October 2019 Ramia and family were able to greet her brother Ali and his family at the airport.

Annual Spring Food Drive

For the past several years we have been involved with the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre's spring city wide food drive.  Our church volunteers collected the food donations from the physical neighbourhood around the church, and delivered it to collection centers for the Food Bank.