A large part of Silver Spire’s outreach relates to the downtown homeless and other marginalized members of the community. Out of the Cold, a program that provides a hot meal and a place to sleep every night of the week from November through March, runs out of our church on Monday nights. Our Morning Prayer services (Monday through Friday, 9-10 am) have also brought together people from the church and from the downtown community. Silver Spire and its We Care Committee work to ease the burdens of poverty in our community, liaising with Community Care St. Catharines (the local food bank), providing emergency food aid, supporting the services offered by Start Me Up Niagara, and advocating on behalf of the economically marginalized. Various teams from our church also work at St. George’s Breakfast Club, which provides a hot breakfast at St. George’s Anglican Church every morning of the year.
Silver Spire supports a number of other locally based projects, including Bethlehem Housing and Support Services, the RAFT teen shelter, Gillian’s Place and AIDS Niagara. We also support locally based but internationally focused projects, such as Canada Foodgrains Bank and God’s Hope: The Sierra Léone Children’s Project.
Join us at 9:00 a.m., Monday to Friday, as members of the downtown community gather for a time of prayer and quiet reflection. Using a form of worship known as Lectio Divina (The Divine Word), we hear the words of scripture and reflect upon their importance in our lives and in our community.
Out of the Cold
A hot meal, with or without overnight shelter, is available in downtown St. Catharines, every night of the week, from November 1 - March 31. On Monday nights, the meal and shelter are available at Silver Spire. For the complete schedule call 905.984.5310 or 905.641.2249. Shelter information is also available at 211.
Shower support services are available. Please contact the Church Office at 905.682.8328 for more information or visit us at Morning Prayer time, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to make arrangements.
Summer is upon us once again and what better way to enjoy it than being a part of Le Café, held each Sunday on the front lawn. We have come to know Le Café as an important Outreach initiative, where members of the community join with our church family for refreshments and conversation. A time when new friendships begin. The leadership team wish to welcome others to join us, to ensure this ministry will continue.
Our church also reaches out to the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community, offering space for various community groups to meet. We are one of the few churches in the city to offer same-sex marriage services.