Thank you to everyone who participated in our Serve Local Backpack Collection. Because of your generosity over 100 homeless people in our city will be blessed with backpacks and clothing. Thank you!!
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We have several part-time job opportunities currently available at Westside. Children’s Ministries Assistant, Interim – up to 20hrs/week We have an interim position open within our ministry to children, starting with 5 hrs/wk in May for training, moving to 15-20 hrs / week for the months of June through August. This position requires both administrative skills [...]
This April WKC is partnering with the Calgary Homeless Foundation to supply at least 100 backpacks to homeless people in need. One of the things homelessness means is that you have no place to store any of your belongings. Therefore, homeless people must carry all their possessions with them wherever they go. For this reason, [...]
This fall then men’s ministry at Westside hosted a fundraiser dinner in support of Hands at Work Africa and Inn From the Cold Calgary. The amount raised was just released to us. The final net total was $22,859.22 which is greater than our target of $20,000. The $22,859.22 will be divided evenly between Hands at [...]
Zambia July-Aug 2013 Our next Africa Team is set. We’ll be traveling to northern Zambia from July 14 to Aug 3rd to help lead a camp for children that are supported by the Kitwe Zambia team. The team will also stop for a debrief in Livingstone to see Victoria Falls and go on a one day [...]
Details are firming up for our next Africa Team scheduled to travel to Zambia from July 14 to Aug 3rd. We are currently looking for a Team Leader before we open up full registration in the new year. If you have travelled to Africa before, have solid leadership skills, team experience and interest in leading a [...]
On December 16th we will be taking up a special offering for our Serve:Local fund. This annual offering is the primary source of funding for our commitments to community development here in Calgary. Your donations help to continue the incredible work done by each of the programs and partners listed below. Calgary Homeless Foundation WKC has [...]
Hands at Work In Africa Hands at Work is a Christian non-profit organisation working in vulnerable communities across sub-Saharan Africa where HIV/AIDS, poverty and numbers of orphans are highest and support structures are very low. They help the local church in those communities to effectively care for the orphaned and vulnerable. Their ministry is to [...]
Missions team opportunity over Christmas break 2012 In the heat of Northern Mexico, thousands of families live in inadequate housing-wood shacks or small rooms, created by a thin plastic tarp propped up on a stick, sometimes shared by 2 families and often flooded during regular seasons of heavy rain. But God’s people care. Again this [...]
Saturday, November 3 2:00 – 4:00 pm In the East Hall “Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the message of God’s unconditional love.” Please drop by the Connection Counter to view the list of suggested items and sign up to bring [...]
If you heard stories about Africa on Sunday and were looking for more information about the next short-term opportunity, we have preliminary plans in place for our next team. Summer 2013 will see a team travel to Kachelle farm in Zambia from approximately July 14 to Aug 3rd to spend a week in community and a week [...]
Doug Burns, a member of the Westside Community, is currently volunteering with Mercy Ships in Conakry, Guinea. Below is an excerpt from the Mercy Ship’s website explaining what they do: Mercy Ships is the world’s leading non-governmental ship-based medical organization. Our goal is to transform the lives of the world’s forgotten poor. One by one. [...]