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Archives for: March 2017 (6 posts)
A Short History of our Book Exchange
March 31, 2017 @ 5:27 AM by: Richard Steinecke

It is wonderful to see community members “buy-into” one of our programs. I heard of the idea of a community book exchange from some summer interns working at Liberty Grace Church. I got out a small book shelf and stuck in a few books l ... [read full post]

Getting Work
March 23, 2017 @ 4:59 PM by: Richard Steinecke

Many of our community members have just given up on ever finding a job. So we were somewhat hesitant about bringing in Humber Community Employment Services to provide advice to our community members. However, at our food bank day we set aside a pr ... [read full post]

Finishing Half and Hour Late
March 17, 2017 @ 2:25 PM by: Richard Steinecke

Lanark, Perth and Smith Falls are towns a little west of Ottawa. Close to a dozen of their youth, many of whom live on farms, chose to spend their March Break in Toronto. Their main mission was to do ESL tutoring for new Canadian children. However ... [read full post]

Our Volunteers Are Keepers
March 10, 2017 @ 6:55 AM by: Richard Steinecke

When one of our key staff people fell ill, our volunteers leapt into action. They knew everything that had to be done and were even giving guidance to other staff on the finer points of storing the food unloaded from the trucks. They were fearless ... [read full post]

Ash Wednesday
March 6, 2017 @ 5:34 PM by: Richard Steinecke

“Why do they give it then?” “The emperor has no clothes!” Two sentences by two insightful children. The latter statement comes from the famous fairy tale. The first was asked by some children visiting Oasis as part of their ... [read full post]

Re-Filling the Emotional Tank
March 4, 2017 @ 6:17 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I arrived at the Bible study emotionally drained. My week had begun with seeing a spiritually upsetting movie with one of my daughters called “Silence”. Then I learned that one of my spiritual mentors is in palliative care for cancer a ... [read full post]

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