The Missions Committee has 6-8
members and meets approximately 4-6
times per year. The Committee
distributes approximately $42,000 to
people who need support both locally
and around the world. One initiative
of the Missions
Committee is our annual Ten Thousand
Villages International Craft Sale.
This is a once-a-year event, held
under the auspices of the Ten
Thousand Villages organization of
the Mennonite Central Committee. We
typically raise about $ 7000 for the
Ottawa Ten Thousand Villages, most
of which goes to the artisans who
make the crafts for our enjoyment,
while about 10% is sent to the
Stephen Lewis Foundation through the
Deep River Grannies, to help those
grannies in Africa supporting
children with AIDS.
The Committee continues to receive
pleas for help in many places around
the world and we as a congregation
strive to do what we can for these
people, while maintaining the needed
support to ensure the continuation
of our own church community.
The congregation of Deep River
Community Church has a strong
commitment to helping other people
in need within our community,
country and around the world.
commitment is fulfilled through our
support of missions and bursaries.