Westworth’s Outreach Philosophy

We believe that God calls us to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in our world. Our mission at Westworth is “to be the hands and feet of Christ within Westworth and beyond.” Ours is a living faith, a faith that is expressed not only in ministry, but also in mission in and with the world.
Westworth works for Justice through;

  • Actively offering our time, talents and resources
  • Advocating for social justice
  • Advocating for environmental and ecological justice as we are called to live respectfully with Creation
  • Demonstrating compassion
  • Living our commitment to service in all our relationships
  • Seeking right relationships with Indigenous Peoples and to support First Nations in their struggle for self-government and Aboriginal rights
  • Working for human rights
  • Welcoming all and opposing discrimination against any person on any basis
  • Creating options to get involved

The Outreach Team acts as a liaison between the Westworth community of faith and the larger community to respond to needs and struggles of people and the environment locally, nationally and around the world by identifying and providing opportunities to put our faith into action.

Through the leadership of the Outreach Team, Westworth is specifically engaged in the following ways:

  • Providing meals and volunteer services at 1JustCity’s West Broadway site
  • learning about and contributing to the ongoing discussions and implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation report
  • sponsoring refugees and assisting newcomers to Canada
  • connecting in a variety of ways with our partner ministries and organizations provide education opportunities through workshops, study series, Lunch and Learn, and Sabbath Suppers
  • providing forums for presentation and discussion of social and environmental justice issues
  • supporting the faith community of our partner congregation in Luyanó, Cuba.

Our Partners

The United Church of Canada works in partnership with organizations locally, provincially, nationally and around the world. Below is a partial list of agencies and organizations with which Westworth United Church works:

  • The National United Church of Canada
  • Prairie to Pine Region of the United Church of Canada
  • 1Just City (West Broadway location)
  • Assiniboia Residential School Legacy Group
  • Canadian Foodgrains Bank
  • Congregation Etz Chayim
  • Days for Girls
  • Fisher River Cree Nation
  • Islamic Social Services Association
  • Jubilee Fund
  • LITE (Local Investment Toward Employment)
  • Luyano Presbyterian Church, Havana Cuba
  • Make Poverty History, Manitoba
  • Manitoba Islamic Association (MIA)
  • Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)
  • Manitoba Buddhist Temple
  • Rock Lake United Church Camp
  • Rossbrook House
  • Temple Shalom
  • St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon, SK
  • Sandy Saulteaux Spiritual Centre

Special Appeals

Special Appeals to support our partner ministries are made at particular times of the year, such as Thanksgiving, Advent, and Lent.