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Vacation Bible School; Summer Ministry, usually held second/third week in July to local children ages 4 through 12. A great morning of fun-activities and Gospel teaching. A family barbecue is held on Thursday night and children are invited to the Sunday morning worship service to sing their new songs!

2. Fall Extravaganza; held the second Saturday in September as a way of blessing the neighbourhood. With a carnival atmosphere in our parking lot, there is free food and games and activities for the whole family. From Jumping castles, Dunk tanks to “Cake-Walks,” lots of fun for all!
3. Benevolent Help; like the Good Samaritan, when we are called upon to respond to a need we do our best. By supporting individuals and families in a financial crisis or with practical assistance, we want to be Jesus hands and feet, to show His love and grace! This outreach takes place through phone call requests or in association with families in our Church and community
  MATTHEW 25:35-40: “For I was hungry and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came to me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungry and fed You? Or thirsty, and gave You drink? When did we see You a stranger, and take You in? Or naked, and clothed You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.”
ACROSS THE TOWN
 
1. Gate 3:16 Outreach Centre provides a drop in facility for homeless people within Oshawa, Ontario. The drop-in centre attracts people of all ages, cultures, and life situations. The Gate seeks to show God's love to a broken world by creating a Christian atmosphere of friendship and understanding. Many come simply for a meal, a breath of hope, a listening ear and encouragement. HRBC supports them financially and through prayer, as well as, providing food, toiletries and other items at Christmas and other times during the year.
2. The Refuge; located in Oshawa, works with homeless and street-involved youth up to the age of 24 years. They seek to provide a healing community where youth feel a sense of belonging, encouragement, healing and love. Breaking the cycle of physical, emotional and spiritual poverty is crucial and The Refuge provides a family environment in which youth can heal so that they can move forward in a positive direction. At Christmas and Thanksgiving, food, toiletries and material items are donated to support the youth. Throughout the year, the centre is supported financially and is brought before God in prayer.
3. Durham Region Social Services; this is an annual response before Christmas to provide Hampers for needy families. We also offer aid to Refugee families new to Oshawa, seeking help with furniture or basics for their home.
4. Pregnancy Help Centre; as a Church we offer financial and prayer support for young moms. Through out the year we will also have drives to collect baby clothes, food or diapers, etc when the need arises.
5. Bible For Missions Thrift Store ; a ministry established and supported by HRBC in cooperation with The Bible League. The store began in Set. ’04 as a place where local residents can purchase affordable clothing and items for their homes. All the money raised by the store goes to buying Bibles for Eastern Europe. We continue to be involved through volunteer workers, providing leadership and finances.
6. Hospital Teams; this a ministry provided by our Youth Group to Oshawa General Hospital, as an encouragement and in support of their Sunday morning Chapel hour. (every 5-6 weeks)
7. Retirement & Nursing Home Services; there are two teams that provide monthly worship services. (1) To Cedarcroft Retirement Home (King St. E.) on the third Sunday/Month at 3:30pm; and (2) To Centennial Retirement Home (Ritson Rd.) on the third Sunday/Month at 11:00am. We are thankful for these opportunities to reach out in practical ways into our community.
ACROSS THE COUNTRY
 
1. Millstream Bible Camp; Mill Stream Bible Camp & Retreat Centre is a Bible-based, non-denominational organization that offers a variety of summer camps in July and August and has year round retreat facilities for ministering to youth and adults. It is dedicated to developing Christian character in young people and leadership skills in youth and adults, through spiritual, physical, mental and social experiences in a camping environment and through their summer programs. Mill Stream offers Red Cross swimming lessons, archery, canoeing, nature, crafts, music & drama and more. Mill Stream also partners with sponsoring agencies to enable underprivileged children the opportunity to experience the joy of camp.
Mill Stream is owned by BCM International, a global Bible Centered Ministry dedicated to making disciples of all age groups for the Lord Jesus Christ through evangelism, teaching, and training, so that churches are established and the church strengthened. We financially support Larry and Cindy Chupa, the Director and Administrator of the camp.
2. Short-Term Missions; as a Church family we encourage and offer support for Youth Camp Workers to work in summer camps or to experience any mission(at home or abroad) that God may be leading them in.
3. Power To Change Active on 30 university campuses across Canada, Power to Change (P2C, previously Campus for Christ) engages students in one-on-one and campus-wide evangelism, and in discipleship through purposeful community. Activities on campus include events, debates, speakers, films, discussion groups, one-to-one dialogue, small group Bible studies, prayer meetings and national or international summer projects. Sean and Nancy Cullen are supported financially and through prayer. Sean writes, “Nancy’s and my personal mission is to find our sufficiency in God’s grace, obey His Word and help build movements of spiritual multiplication.” He would like to see the day when all 2.5 million students in Canada engage in the life-changing message of Jesus Christ before graduation.
4. Teen Challenge; Teen Challenge, a 12-month, faith-based, residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, has over 15 centres across Canada and more than 1,000 worldwide. Harmony Road Baptist Church is supporting the GTA Women’s Centre in Toronto and the London Centre for men. The program has a strong Christ centered approach and offers spiritual, academic and vocational training that brings healing and helps equip individuals to return to society as responsible citizens. In 2016, we will be supporting their general fund and one female student in order to develop a more personal relationship. Participate in supporting the student through written encouragement and prayer is encouraged.
5. Hope Awaits; at Hope Awaits Ministries, the staff and volunteers provide practical emotional, physical and spiritual support to anyone who is in need in North Bay, regardless of religion. Under the vision of Nicole Millage and a board of directors, their goal is to serve by providing a men's homeless shelter, a social hub, and various life skills courses and programs. They are at the exciting stage where they have found a building in a good location and are moving forward with their plans. God willing they will have an answer to their prayer for a facility to run their program. Harmony Road Baptist Church supports this program through encouragement, financial assistance and prayer.
Mark 16:15 “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.”
 
ACROSS THE GLOBE
 
1. Wycliffe Bible Translators; Wycliffe serves minority language groups worldwide by fostering an understanding of God's Word through Bible translation, while nurturing literacy, education and stronger communities. John and Marian VanderMeer with their youngest two children, Joanna and Michelle, left Canada in March 2015 to return to Isiro, Democratic Republic of Congo, to focus on Vernacular Media while training someone to continue his previous work of IT and Tech support. Many people in the DR of Congo do not read and many language communities have an oral tradition where information is communicated through story, song and drama. Vernacular Media is a ministry that attempts to take the message found on the pages of the translated scriptures and convey it using traditional means of communications combined with technology.     
2. Jews for Jesus; Jews for Jesus Canada is a Jewish evangelistic agency dedicated to bringing the gospel into places where a significant Jewish testimony is needed. They desire to see Jewish people come to know Jesus personally. Harmony Road Baptist Church is supporting Andrew Barron, who is the Canadian Director of Jews for Jesus and a missionary. Andrew organizes outreaches, meets individually with seekers and new believers, speaks in churches throughout Canada and the northern United States, and oversees other Canadian missionaries, both in Toronto and Montreal.
 
3. Galcom International; This global ministry makes radio stations and providestransmitters/receivers to reach people who are illiterate or live in hard to access geographical locations. Each radio has an audio bible and issingle-tuned to a Christian station in the local language. Harmony Road Baptist Church has sent a mission team to Haiti to evangelize and distribute these radios.
 
4. Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child; Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child After Thanksgiving each year, Harmony Road Baptist Church fills shoe boxes with toys and small gifts for children in other parts of the world. When the shoeboxes are distributed and when culturally appropriate, copies of a book entitled The Greatest Gift, which has been translated into 130 different languages, are offered to the children. As a follow-up, local churches and ministry partners are equipped with a 12-lesson Bible study course, titled The Greatest Journey, which introduces interested children to Jesus, shows them how to receive Him and follow Him, and equips them to share their faith with family and friends.
   
5. Canadian Baptists of Ontario & Quebec- CBOQ: Harmony Road Baptist Church is a member of the CBOQ Denomination. The CBOQ with it’s office centrally located in Toronto, belongs to a larger family of Baptists called Canadian Baptist Ministries. There are 365 churches within our CBOQ network and approximately 1000 Churches within our Canadian family. Our denominational training school is McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton. We provide funding to the CBOQ to support local and global initiatives including Church plants, broader denominational ministries in Ontario and Quebec, Camp Kwasind a family camp in the Muskoka’s and support for Pastors in need. The Mission Promotion Board has specifically decided to support the following programs:
   
A. Canadian Baptist Missions (CBM); this is the Missions-arm of our CBOQ denomination. Our church financially supports leadership formation, partnership capacity building and Elie and Mireille Haddad, missionaries at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) in Beirut, Lebanon.
   
B. .Arab Theological Seminary, Elie and Mireille Haddad Both Elie and Mireille Haddad are missionary field staff supported through Canadian Baptist Ministries. Elie serves as President of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) in Beirut, Lebanon. ABTS equips leaders for the Church in the entire Arabic-speaking world. Students come from as far west as Morocco and as far east as Iraq. Mireille serves with Heart for Lebanon, a Christian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that provides humanitarian aid and relief to marginalized people groups, including the ever increasing number of refugees who continue to enter Lebanon. Mireille works primarily among female refugees, caring for them physically, emotionally, educationally, and spiritually.
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The “She Matters” campaign through Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) is asking Baptist churches to raise funds to support marginalized women and girls around the world. They are providing innovative programming where girls are given equal opportunities to develop their gifts and abilities, and ultimately break out of the cycle of extreme poverty. CBM supports literacy programs for indigenous children in India, school fees for children orphaned by HIV and AIDS in Rwanda, and an educational centre for working children in Bolivia called Jireh. This project is ongoing for several years. More information can be viewed at http://cbmin.org/ .

D. Leadership Formation and Partnership Capacity Building. Harmony Road Baptist Church is supporting leadership formation and partnership capacity building. CBM is training leaders for the demands of ministry in places such as Bolivia, the Middle East, DR Congo, Cuba, Rwanda, Kenya, and India. These programs range from the training of development workers to theological education for pastoral ministry and lay leadership. CBM is committed to actions that strengthen partners and partnerships in capacity building. This is accomplished through leadership training in workshops and seminary programs to assist on-field mission sites in addressing strategic planning, project management, budgets, financial reports, performance reviews, and information technology. Canadian volunteers may be used to provide professional advice and ongoing mentoring.
E. Lighthouse Project;
a) CBOQ School God is using Cristian Santiago, a missionary and native of the Dominican Republic, to demonstrate the love of Christ to the very poor community of Los Alcarrizos. The 2011 mission team built the CBOQ School to teach children up to grade 3 how to read, write, do math and learn about God. There are two teachers who receive minimal compensation for their work, teaching over 60 children in the morning and about 40 in the afternoon. During 2015 and 2016, we are providing funds to assist in purchasing furniture and help with maintenance of the school.
  b) Felix Acosta Ortiz Felix Acosta Ortiz works with missionary, Cristian Santiago, to demonstrate the love of Christ to the very poor city of Los Alcarrizos in the Dominican Republic. God has given him an energy and a desire to work with international mission teams as a group supervisor on the work sites and as one who engages in developing relationships with the ‘Americanos or Canadiense’ and the local people. The Lighthouse Project is now extending their ministry into another community, Villa Altagracia, about 30 minutes from Los Alcarrizos. Missionaries Felix, Debra, Manoash and Cristian are introducing these people to the love of God by meeting both their practical and spiritual needs.
  Mission Teams
Harmony Road Baptist Church sent their first teen mission group to the Lighthouse Project in 2005 and has been sending a group every other year since then. A group of young adults went in 2014 and in May 2016, another team will be on their way to assist that community in maintenance, construction and outreach.

 

 

 

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