Putting our faith into action!
We are fundraising to bring a new family to Terrace!
Over the past few years, a number of Terrace community members have sponsored several Syrian Refugee families. Though many have left since their initial arrival, two families remained for many years and chose to call Terrace home. These two related families left Syria around the same time over 10 years ago with another brother and his family. The three families lived together in a Lebanese Refugee Camp for four years until the first family was sponsored to come to Terrace in 2016. A few years later the second family was also sponsored to come here. These two families were integrated into our community, living and working in Terrace and creating strong friendships and social ties.
Unlike our church’s past sponsorships, this one is unique in that we are seeking to sponsor a specific family. This family has lived in a Lebanese Refugee Camp for over ten years, since fleeing their war-torn home in Syria along with two other related families (read the story above). The goal is to reunite this family with their extended family members here in Canada, and to help them settle and thrive here in Terrace.
We need to raise about $40,000 to sponsor this family. We have done so with bottle drives, used book sales, online auctions and many generous freewill donations.
A vibrant, connected community space that works for the well-being of all.
Our Community Relations Facilitator, Sharon Bandstra founded The Garage in 2021. We have several church members serving on the board and we’re thrilled to partner with this amazing community initiative! The heartwarming story of this space even made national news.
The Garage works to inspire hope through community collaboration by offering a hospitable and inclusive space and presence.
Terrace Church’s Food Bank
The Food Bank is open every Monday (even during the Summer and on holidays).
The Food Bank has served Terrace for more than 30 years. It was started by several local churches who provided the funding and the volunteers. In 2022, the Food Bank moved from the Dairy Queen building (where it had operated for 14 years) to the new community outreach space on Kalum St. known as The Garage.
The Foodbank provides groceries to a few schools for their lunch programs as well as groceries for Ksan Society and the Soup Kitchen. In 2019, approximately 8,000 lbs of food went to these organizations.
Food bank stats for 2022