MISSIONS: Westbank United Church supports the Himalayan Hope Home – an initiative to save young Nepali girls who are at high risk for being a victim of human trafficking. The girls are provided with a home, giving them hope, educational opportunity and the loving environment every child deserves. For less than $3.50 a day a girl at risk is given refuge. No more violence and fear of enslavement, but rather a nutritious diet, health care and the opportunity to go to school.
YOUTH SUPPORT: At a forum in 2013 a steering committee was established to develop strategies to help alleviate the problems experienced by our homeless and at risk youth in Westbank. This group is a coalition of people from various churches and community groups and interested individuals. Action groups concentrated their efforts on investigating housing options, transportation, the availability of social services, fund raising and the basic need for nourishing food. Westbank United Church makes a meal for the Boys and Girls Club on the first Wednesday and third Tuesday of every month.
SENIORS: About once a week, a small group of us head out to lead worship at one of four care homes in West Kelowna. We are blessed with several volunteer pianists, and welcome others who would like to be part of this ministry. This is one way that the church continues to be there for long time church members who are no longer able to attend on Sundays.
Hope for the Nations – www.hopeforthenations.com/
Westside Youth Centre – http://kelowna.cioc.ca/record/KNA0742
Women’s shelter – www.kelownagospelmission.ca
United Church Mission &Service – http://www.united-church.ca/funding/msfund
Westside Community Policing – http://www.westbankchamber.com/westbank-community-profile/