SASKATOON (August 16th – 26th, 2019)
Our program in Saskatoon is hosted by St. Martin’s United Church. St. Martin’s United Church publicly affirms that diversity is truly a gift of God and that all people belong here. We commit to living in right relationship with our Creator, ourselves and the wider community. St. Martin’s United Church strives to be a thriving, growing, and welcoming faith community. Following in the path of Jesus, we seek to live faithfully in the midst of everyday life. St. Martin’s is an Affirming Ministry of the United Church of Canada.
Some programs we work with in Saskatoon are;
The Friendship Inn: Saskatoon Friendship Inn is responsive, compassionate, and fosters a sense of belonging.
Friendship Inn relies on community wide partnerships and support in fulfilling its commitment to regular meal service and friendship. Within the resources available to it, Saskatoon Friendship Inn is also committed to individual and group services and programs for children, youth and adults who experience poverty in order to help them help themselves and each other. They believe in community development, public education, and advocacy to encourage compassionate solutions to poverty in Saskatoon.
The Lighthouse Supportive Living: Building people up holistically with dignity, respect and love.
The Lighthouse seeks to be a dynamic and innovative housing and service provider in the communities they serve that assists individuals in reaching higher levels of personal growth, independence and resilience by providing supports and meeting needs through a client centred approach.
Wanuskewin: Gathering Place
Wanuskewin works to advance the understanding and appreciation of the evolving cultures of the Northern Plains indigenous peoples. Wanuskewin will be the living reminder of the peoples’ sacred relationship with the land. WHPA is not a federal, provincial, or municipal park, but rather a stand-alone entity under provincial government legislation as per the Wanuskewin Heritage Park Act, 1997.
The Garden Patch: Grow food in the heart of the city!
The Garden Patch is a community-driven urban agriculture initiative of the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre located in the heart of Saskatoon. Each year this vacant city-owned lot is transformed into a thriving green garden! In the last five years over 100,000 lbs of produce has been harvested for distribution to the community.
St Martin’s United Church
2617 Clarence Avenue South