Missions and Summer Day Camp

Blythwood Road Baptist Church Local Mission Ministries

 

Blythwood Road Church serves North Toronto through its vibrant Sunday worship, ministry to children, Saturday evening Out of The Cold program during the winter months, small study and mission groups and through its Baptist partners ministers to those in need of care and love in the city, the province and around the world. You are invited to join us in discovering your place in service for God.

For for more information on how you can get involved with any of these groups contacted Abby Davidson at pastorabby@blythwood.org 

 

BRBC Summer Day Camp

 

Now in our sixth year Blythwood Road offers a free two week summer camp at Flemington Public School in Lawrence Heights. In partnership with the volunteers from Southeast Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, Tennessee the camp provides nutritious snacks and lunches for the boys and girls that ranged from ages five to thirteen.

 

The campers will be able to participate in creative arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor sports, enriching games, bible stories and musical activities. Great summer fun.

 

- Morning and afternoon snacks  provided 
- All lunches provided

 

Camp Dates: Monday July 10 – Friday July 14

                   Monday July 17 – Friday July 21
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

To register for the camp please Click Here

Wednesday Drop-In

 

Once a month on the first Wednesday of each month Blythwood distributes food gift cards for those in need. The program runs on donations from the congregation.

Starting in November 2011 we opened our doors inviting those participating in the gift card outreach to join us for coffee, tea, cookies and fellowship.

Habitat for Humanity

 

Today more than 1.3 million Canadian families struggle to get by without a safe, decent and affordable place to live. Join our mission to eradicate this crisis by becoming involved in one of our programs. Habitat for Humanity mobilizes volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.

Blythwood has been helping out with the builds by providing on-site meals since September 2011.

Horizons for Youth

 

Horizons for Youth is a 35-bed emergency shelter dedicated to helping homeless and at-risk youth between the ages of 16-24 years. They provide emergency accommodations including 3 meals/day, Individualized Case Management, Housing support, Community Support and After care, Day Program, and Career Horizons pre-employment program. Their services are made possible through community partnerships and support.

Their Residential Program ensures the basic needs of each youth are met by providing them with a bed to sleep in, 3 meals per day, clothing, personal hygiene products and services, and access to internet, computer, and television.

BRBC Community has been volunteering at Horizons for Youth since December 2011.

Out Of The Cold

 

Now in our twenty-second season, the Out Of The Cold program runs every Saturday evening, from the beginning of November to the end of March. Blythwood provides a safe, warm place to for our guest to enjoy a hot meal, access to needed clothing and toiletries and welcoming fellowship. We serve dinner anywhere from 100 to 170 guests; the colder it is out the greater the need for shelter and a hot meal.

We offer overnight accommodation for 65 guests with a hot breakfast in the morning and a brown bag lunch to go. Through this program, we provide not only food and shelter but acceptance and compassion.

Our volunteers come from many churches, organizations, and walks of life.  We, at Blythwood, simply wouldn’t be able to run the program without the help of others.  In addition, Dixon Hall, a social services agency, provides us with security and educational support.  We are grateful for the help and involvement of all who have a heart for the poor and destitute of our city.

 

 

Bolivian Partnership  
Blythwood is a partner with churches of Bolivian Baptist Union to support and encourage their work. This partnership began in 2006.
Blythwood's specific partnership is with the Association of Baptist Churches in the Chapare region. Our first mission trip was completed in the spring of '08. Eleven members of the Blythwood family worked on various ministry projects including children's ministry and the renovation of a former clinic so that it can be used as a ministry training centre.
Visit our Bolivia 2008 / 2009 page to see some of our trips. Click Here.

2009 Team in Bolivia