Mission & Ministry Opportunities
The following are ongoing mission and ministry opportunities:
Walking Together: We are all treaty people
This online speaker series was held October-November 2020. Click Here to access the event information, details, and session recordings.
KANATA FOOD CUPBOARD
KBC is one of the founding members of the Kanata Food Cupboard which began in 1985 with 5 other Kanata churches. The primary function is to supply emergency food to those in need and it operates 5 days a week. Volunteers are welcome Wednesday mornings from 9:30 until noon to sort donated food. KBC provides volunteers on a 6-week rotation for 1-2 hours to package boxes of food for families in need. You can help with your time or with donations. Food bins for non-perishable goods are located at several Kanata grocery stores. Contact the KBC church office (613-836-3145) if you would like to volunteer your time.
Open Table is a free community dinner jointly hosted by Kanata Baptist Church and Kanata Community Christian Reformed Church. It is held at Kanata Baptist Church on seven Saturdays throughout the year. Volunteers are always welcome. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry to the families in our community, please contact the church office.
NEXT OPEN TABLE DINNERS
In-Person Dinner April 22. Doors open at 4:30pm, Dinner served at 5pm
Open Table BBQ - June 10 @ 4:30-6pm
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MINISTRY (Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship)
Volunteers are always needed. It could be something as simple as cleaning up after a dinner, just like you do at home. It could be having a conversation over a meal, telling a young person about yourself and your city or Canada. It could be helping someone improve their English conversation skills. Or it could be inviting a student into your home to enjoy a meal or a special holiday with you and your family. Extra help and interest is always welcome. To volunteer, leave a message for Sheila Williams through the Church Office (613-836-3145)
Refugee Support is a ministry at KBC begun in the fall of 2015. We sponsored one family who arrived in Canada August 2016 and we helped this family adjust to their new life in Canada. A second family was assisted in 2019 to bring a family member to Canada. Currently we are working on co-sponsoring five other families to join family members already settled in the Ottawa area. KBC is assisting with all applications which are submitted to IRCC via CBOQ. The families are accepting responsibility for the families once they arrive, however KBC is ready and willing to assist with some monetary assistance or donation of required items as necessary.
We are currently helping five families. Three of the five families could arrive at any time, or not for many months. The process for two of the families has moved forward enough that we have been asked to provide quarantine plans. The other two families are recent applications and it takes approximately two to three years from application to arrival. The pandemic has certainly slowed the process.
Monetary donations to assist these families may be made at any time. Please see the Donate page. Requests for any specific items will be communicated as needs are known.
KBC provides opportunities for spiritual growth through serving by organizing yearly regional and global mission trips and by supporting individuals and families who embark upon short or long-term missions. KBC also supports various missions and ministries within Canada and around the world through Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM). Annual mission trips are made to Oaxaca, Mexico; Chain Reaction, a bicycle mission team, is formed every 2 years. Mission teams have also served in Kenya and Rwanda.
Chain Reaction: Summer 2022
The following are mission and ministries that we prayerfully support:
Ken and Cheryl Creech and family – with Wycliffe Bible Translators
Marijke Rombeek – Eastern Ontario Regional Ministry Coordinator for OMF
Kari Yli-Renko - with Power to Change; Leader Impact Group, Ottawa
Tet Yeap and Sheila Williams - outreach initiatives with international students in Ottawa