We meet every Thursday evening, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., a group of 40 to 50 people meet in the church's Fellowship Hall.
Why Are We Called Friendship?
At Friendship, we help members minister with people who have intellectual disabilities, not to them. We believe that we serve each other, and by learning and spending time with each other friendships are formed.
Statement of Purpose
- We are part of Friendship Groups Canada, a Christian ministry dedicated to sharing God's love with individuals who are intellectually disabled (formerly referred to as mentally handicapped).
- Friendship Groups Canada’s mission is to encourage and support individuals, churches or organizations who desire to reach out in their community and share God's love with those with intellectual disabilities, through training and program resources.
- Mentors and friends alike learn and grow from the Friendship Group experience and so the church grows in love and acceptance.
- That the church and its members will grow in love and acceptance of persons with intellectual disabilities.
- That they will grow in their knowledge of God and His world and will experience that they are a valued member of Christ’s body, committing themselves to Christ.
We believe that:
- Everyone is created in God’s image
- Everyone is an integral part of God’s family
- Everyone deserves an opportunity to learn about God’s love
- Everyone should have the opportunity to become active members of God’s family
- Redemption is a gift from God, not dependent on any level of human intellect
- The group gathers to share stories of the week, to sing, to pray, and to listen to a group leader teach a bible story.
- Each person with an intellectual disability meets for a time with a mentor-friend to further explore the lesson at a level they can understand.
- There is a time of socializing including snacks, games, conversation, and crafts.
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