As a rural community, the town of Carp looks to its churches to support needs, activities, and interconnection amongst residents. Our three congregations not only help support families through our ongoing support of the local Food Bank and our Christmas programs but also through participation in, and hosting of, community activities that provide opportunities for individuals to connect with each other. In addition, our Parish supports the outreach mission of the larger Anglican Diocese in Ottawa and Canada by assisting adults and children in poverty, First Nations Communities, emergency responses to disasters, and more.
Our parish extends its outreach service in the following ways:
- Leading the Daily Bread Community Garden and supporting the Good Food Box that uses our Parish Hall as a monthly drop off
- Taking muffins to the students at West Carleton Secondary School on the first day of the Winter and Spring exams
- Joining with our United Church neighbours to host an outdoor community Good Friday walk through the village core area
- Supporting and actively participating in the Diefenbaker Remembrance Day Service
- Providing volunteer support at water stations at the Diefenbooker Community Run
- Inviting families from throughout the community to a Family Pumpkin Carving Fun Night
- Supported the Country Kitchen program ~ a unique cooking and fellowship program that the Parish of Huntley successfully received funding for through the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa’s GIFT endowment funds
- Providing facility space to community organizations for book sales, meetings, family parties, and other activities
- Continuing to work with CarpConnect; a community networking group in partnership with the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre that includes various individuals, businesses, community organizations, and services that come together to consider the opportunities and barriers that individuals face in the Carp area
A Highlight of some of our Additional Goals:
- To further develop our community involvement in all ways possible!