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Care + Culture

 

Peace Portal is committed to provide care to meet both physical and spiritual needs by providing a wide range of care ministries for individuals and families within our church and community.  

We are committed to demonstrating the generous love of God in our neighbourhoods and globally through structured involvement in prioritized community services as well as church based outreach programs.


Alpha

If you or your friends have curious questions about life, faith or Christianity we invite you to the next session of Alpha. The course is fun, relaxed and totally non-pressured (that's probably why over 18 million people around the world have already done it). The evening begins with a meal at 6:30 pm and is followed by an entertaining video and open discussion. Everyone is welcome!

If you have any questions please email alpha@peaceportalalliance 

TryAlpha.ca/Watch Bear Grylls' story


Baptism

What is baptism?
Baptism is a Christian's declaration that Jesus leads their life.

Why do it?
Jesus instructed His followers to be baptized.

Info Session
If you are considering baptism in your next step of faith, you are invited to join us and hear more about the significance of being baptized. You can sign up for the next Baptism Class by clicking here


Chinese Congregation

Sunday service for our Mandarin-speaking congregation is at 10am in the Peace Portal gymnasium. Please contact Pastor Henry for details.

Listen to Sunday Sermons 


Divorce Care

Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce through this 13-week video seminar and support group. Meeting weekly, this  friendly, caring group of people will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences to help you learn to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. Don't go through separation or divorce alone.

Contact:  Kathie.tor@gmail.com


ELL Friendship Club

The English Language Learner group is for people of all ethnicities who want to learn Canadian culture, improve English skills and make new friends. They meet on Thursday mornings at 10:00 AM in Classroom 201 on the upper floor.

Fall 2023 dates to be announced.

For further information please contact Myra Ottewell 


Getting Married

Deciding to get married is one of the few decisions that people make for a lifetime. Because of this, we see great value in helping you prepare.

AN INFORMATION GUIDE TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY

Premarital Counselling is a requirement for all couples who would like to be married by a pastor at Peace Portal. For further details click here.


Grief Support Group

This 8-week course is for anyone who has suffered a loss and would like to learn more about grief, how to cope with it, and also find support from fellow grievers. 
The next intake will be for our course starting March 7.

Registration is required for this course as it is not a drop-in.

Questions can be directed to Esmé at esmerolf@gmail.com.


Helping Hands

This group of volunteers provides minor repairs for those in our community with physical or financial constraints. This includes a variety of needs such as plumbing, electrical, carpentry, yard work, painting, and more.

Phone: 604-531-4733 Choose Option 1  and *2999 

helpinghands@peaceportalalliance.com


Library

The library serves the congregation from toddler to senior with resources for their enjoyment, education, and encouragement.

We are currently open for in-person borrowing after each Sunday service and also excited to provide a borrowing opportunity through our Library To-Go (curbside pick-up/drop-off).

Learn More


Living Well

Are you or a loved one coping with mental health issues?  Living Well is open for you to drop in.  We are a peer support group that meets in the lower level of the church building (next to the counselling centre) on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month @ 7PM.  Email for more information.


Love One Another Dinner

On Wednesdays at 5PM we offer a free dinner for anyone in the community in need of a meal or simply looking to spend dinner with others in our community. Come and enjoy a delicious meal. We'd love to spend time with you!


Membership

If you are ready to be 'All-in', the Membership Class will help you understand what membership at Peace Portal is all about. You will have an opportunity to meet with some of the pastors and leaders and can ask all the questions you might have.

Please let us know you are interested in attending by filling out this form


Nightshift Ministries

NightShift is a Christian charity with whom our church has partnered to help provide for the needy and homeless living within the Whalley area of our city.  Teams of volunteers prepare food and distribute food and clothing to our street friends. A wide variety of skills are needed for this ministry.

Contact Don Sukkau  NightShift Site


Nurturing Hope

This adoption and fostering support group, invites parents on this journey to join us every third Sunday at 5:30 pm. Currently, we are only meeting online. This is a faith-based community where we share the joys and sorrows of the journey and support each other through prayer and meaningful conversation. For more information, email us


Peace Portal Counselling Centre

Peace Portal Counselling Centre is a professionally credentialed community-based clinic. Given the diversity of our counsellors, we are able to specialize in helping individuals of all ages who are struggling with counselling issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, addictions, marriage, parenting, etc.


Pregnancy Options Centre

Every day, the South Fraser Pregnancy Options Centre makes a life-changing difference to the teens, women, couples, and the unborn in our community who come to them for help. Their volunteer peer-counselors speak the truth in love to these hurting individuals, providing acceptance, compassion, restoration, and hope. There are always opportunities for volunteers at the Centre; training takes place every Spring and Fall.

Pregnancy Options Site


Spiritual Care Team

As part of our overall system of healthy member care, the Spiritual Care Team offers companionship to people in need from our church and the larger community. All team members aspire to be true disciples of Christ Jesus, consider Peace Portal to be their spiritual home, and have taken the requisite Spiritual Care Training offered through the church.

The Spiritual Care Team is divided into two parts: Visitation and Bereavement Support. The Visitation Team visits, calls, or writes notes to people who have been hospitalized, are chronically ill, or are physically and/or digitally isolated from Peace Portal on a regular basis. The Bereavement Support team provides spiritual companionship to people experiencing acute grief, with a focus on the first year after a loved one's death.

If you are interested in joining this team, please complete our online Spiritual Care Team Application and we will follow up with more information about next steps.

If you are currently serving on the team, please submit your Visitation Journal Entry after each visit.


Tax Clinic

One of the ways we serve our local community is through our free Tax Clinic for people with low income. This is the seventh year that a team of qualified people are ready to help.

The Clinic will be operating from March 1st to April 27th with in-person appointments on Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons. We will also offer drop off and pick up service during our church office hours. T

For more info, or to make your appointment, call the church office.


Tea & Company
A safe place to share about loss and grief

Have you recently, or within the last few years, lost a spouse, family member or friend? Grieving takes longer than most expect it to, and it can be a lonely, discouraging time. Tea & Company will be a place where you can chat over a cup of tea or coffee with others who have also experienced a loss and understand what you're facing. Facilitators from our Care Ministry will also be present to listen to your questions and provide helpful guidance in conversations. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in the Café at 1:30pm. No registration required.


Winter Shelter

As the weather turns cold, many unhoused people need warm places to find refuge. Mount Olive Lutheran is once again operating a Cold Weather Shelter and are in need of volunteers. For more information, email Pastor Jon LeFave.

We are also collecting items for distribution at the Cold Weather Shelter including men's warm coats, gloves, new socks and boxers and travel sized toiletries. You can place these items in the donation box outside the church offices on Mondays to Thursdays, from 9am to 4pm. 


Young Families

Young Families is a program of Greater Vancouver Youth For Christ/Youth Unlimited committed to providing hope for parenting youth in the Surrey area.  The majority of these young people (some as young as 12) have come from troubled and unsupportive homes. Volunteers (men and women) from Peace Portal Alliance have the opportunity to fill a variety of roles to help these young moms and dads escape the cycle of distress and poverty.

Young Families Site