Books for Breakfast
Culloden Church has been given the opportunity by Sanford Fleming Elementary School in Vancouver to partner with the school to share breakfast and read with up to 40 kids once a week. This is a fun opportunity to serve together as people from Culloden get up early, prepare the food, and then get to encourage the children and teachers to let them know that they are valued. This opportunity is not about sharing verbally about Jesus, but rather demonstrating that God loves all people, and wants us to extend that love to all people.
Helping children start their day with a healthy meal, allows Culloden to accomplish our vision of seeing the "whole city flourish." Following Jesus goes beyond solely an individual relationship with God that changes one person's life, but also should impact the city we live in. Culloden wants to practically share love and hope around our church building, but also in every neighbourhood where each person part of Culloden lives.
Place of Refuge
Culloden supports and is involved with Place of Refuge, a second stage transitional house for men in Southeast Vancouver. The Place of Refuge Society is a Christian organization that is licensed by the city of Vancouver and regulated by the Assisted Living Registrar of British Columbia. They provide a transitional living program for people recovering from alcohol and drug addictions. Their mandate is to provide a safe environment for people to become healthy, confident and drug-free.
Culloden is thankful for the way that this home is helping men find a safe and caring environment to continue to integrate back into normal rhythms of work, family & play in the city while remaining alcohol & substance free. Culloden supports Place of Refuge in a variety of ways which includes leading a Bible Study, making quilts for the men, involvement with leadership on the Board of the Place of Refuge, financially supporting, praying for & with the men, and serving practically in and around the property.