Christ provides history’s greatest example of social action and mercy.
In the end, he gave all he had, even his very life, to care for those who showed no care for him. In the humblest of ways, we seek to follow that example. We believe it’s one of the keys to sharing real love with others.
Urban Bridge holds mercy as one of our five core values, and it manifests itself in many ways. A lot of these revolve around an issue close to our hearts, HIV/AIDS.
Here are some of the ways we are serving;
Local – Kairos House
Volunteers are needed at this aids hospice. We are going to start the initial steps to help the local HIV/AIDS community in a tangible way. The local AIDS hospice in Edmonton known as Kairos House is run by Catholic Social Services, and serves the terminally affected HIV/AIDS population in the city. You can read a story about Kairos on our Kairos House page. If you would like more information, or would like to get involved, email Fran and Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Local – HIV Edmonton (www.hivedmonton.com)
HIV Edmonton joined us on February 18th for our presentation of Frisbee: The Life and Death of a Hippie Preacher. Our involvement will continue to grow with them, but it doesn’t stop you from helping out in the meantime. They need volunteers for their Spring for Life charity walk as well as many other areas. Please visit www.hivedmonton.com for more information, or email Fran and Debbie at email@example.com
International – Rwanda
We are looking to relationships already established in the country of Rwanda to help out those living with HIV/AIDS outside of our local community. Prisca is involved in building Mercy Houses which house and care for up to 5 AIDS widows and their children. Prisca also works with the local church, where her husband pastors, to bring aid. Although we are in the planning stages of what our help could look like, we know that we want to be able to do something in the near future. For more information, please email Fran and Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org
When we started our community, we wanted to make sure social action never left our hearts, so we made sure it never left our wallets. From every dollar donated to the church, at least 20% goes towards mercy ministries. Money has helped hurting families in our church, helped educate people about HIV/AIDS in our city and helped house people across the world.