The closing of one of our congregations, St. Philip’s, Kitchener has led to new beginnings and a new partnership with Anishnabeg Outreach.
Anishnabeg Outreach is a charitable organization dedicated to helping First Nations, Metis and Inuit people with training and employment services. The former St. Philip’s will become the home for a new Indigenous drop-in centre. The space will be a hub for various programs and services.
Since we, as a synod, are committed to working in the spirit of reconciliation and learning from our Indigenous neighbours, this is a wonderful opportunity to deepen our relationship and broaden our understanding of one another and our common vision. It is also a chance to work together to serve the community.
This project was made possible through the effort of Lutheran Homes KW, a gift of $250,000 from St. Philip’s Lutheran Church and a mortgage of $250,000 held by the Eastern Synod.