St. Columba House is a community ministry that is an important constant in the lives of those who are living on the margins in Montreal.

The year 2017 marked a very important milestone in the history of St. Columba House. Who could have imagined in 1917 that, a century later, the ministry would be celebrating 100 years of offering healing and hope to the most vulnerable members of the Pointe-Saint-Charles community?

From its beginnings as a place that only provided hot meals, to its current status as a leader in changing public policy in Montreal, St. Columba House has transformed many lives. It is now an organization on the cutting edge of emerging needs and innovative responses through its environmental programming. This includes a community gardening program, where participants develop their own balcony gardens, and beekeeping programs that allow participants to learn how to interact with bees at the ministry’s own rooftop beehive.

St. Columba House, in partnership with United Church Ministries, Montreal City Mission, and Québec Presbytery Justice and Global Ecumenical Relations Committee, has also created the Green Church project to engage ministries in its ecological practices.

Together through our Mission & Service support we can celebrate with St. Columba House all the lives that have been transformed and look ahead to innovation for the future. We give thanks for its 100-year history and look forward with it to the next 100 years!

If Mission & Service giving is already a regular part of your life, thank you so much! If you have not given, please join me in making Mission & Service giving a regular part of your life of faith. Loving our neighbour is at the heart of our Mission & Service.

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