We have long been active in our community of Brocklehurst since most of our people live in this area!
For some 15 years, we have welcomed Brock Middle School students to Student Café, a once a week breakfast before school starts. Our team serves breakfast items to between 100-150 students per week. (During the pandemic, this was reduced to the occasional outdoor pop-up because of provincial health regulations.)
For years and year, we welcomed folks at Christmas for the annual dinner and Christmas Event. With 3 sittings for dinner, about 200+ people enjoyed Christmas dinner and activities! This was an annual tradition for 25 years!
Last year, we switched it up because of the pandemic to A Christmas Walkabout, an outdoor event with food, campfires, crafts and activities. We do occasional community welcome events.
At Christmas time, our congregation has long supported The Samaritan’s Purse in the distribution of shoeboxes to needy children in faraway places.
In 2021, we invited a grief counsellor from Living Bridges Therapy Collective (formerly C and C Resources) to partner with us to offer a group seminar on grief in Brocklehurst.
We sense a strong need to expand our service to and engagement with the neighbourhood of Brocklehurst in Kamloops. As a result, we have called Connie Alger to the position of Director of Neighbourhood Engagement, beginning September 1, 2022.
In addition, we share some of our space with Young Life, a youth organization that seeks to encourage teens. Take a look at Young Life’s vision.
T.O.P.S (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) is another community group that uses our building.
For many years and today we support The Mustard Seed, Hopewell (Pregnancy Care Centre) and The Salvation Army food bank.