Deacons are church members who are chosen to "serve" in practical and spiritual ways. The word deacon literally means "servant".
The deacons are called upon when a member of the church or the community needs financial help, counseling or practical support in some other way.
They are also responsible for financial decisions regarding how our offerings are spent and which organizations will receive our financial support.
Hope Fellowship Church partners with local organizations as they meet the needs of our community.
We provide financial and volunteer support to these organizations:
This is a drop in centre for homeless and street people in Oshawa, offering spiritual guidance, family and crisis counseling, therapeutic counseling, teaching videos on substance abuse, daily bible study and literacy programs, help with matching needs to community resources by networking for housing, emergency food and clothing and many other resources. For more information visit the Gate's website.
St Vincent Pallotti's Kitchen
Owned and opperated by Durham Outlook for the Needy, this nonprofit organization exists to help those in need in the Durham Region, under the patronage and example of St. Vincent Pallotti (1795 to 1850). With the help of 861 volunteers from 46 churches, numerous organizations and individuals it offers low-cost daily meals in a dignified manner. For more information visit their website.
The Refuge exists show to God's love and compassion to the at-risk and street youth of the Durham Region community in such a manner that will bring about positive life changes in their lives. We accomplish these goals through programs that are focussed on preventation and intervention. For more information visit their website.
The Pregnancy Help Centre
This is a non-profit Christian organization that exists to extend the love of God to women who may be distressed due to an unintended pregnancy. For more information call Kathy at (905)720-3252 or visit their website.
Zion/Hope Food Bank
Hope Fellowship Church works in collaberation with Zion Church in Oshawa to provide assistance for people in need. The Food Bank is held at Zion Church and several volunteers from both churches work together to provide this service. For more information visit the website hosted by Zion.