In His earthly ministry Christ worked out a pattern for His followers to copy. He “went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed” (Acts 10:38). Christ identified with the poor and oppressed. “He fed the hungry and healed the sick... By the good He accomplished, by His loving words and kindly deeds, He interpreted the Gospel to men,” comments Ellen White. “Christ’s work in behalf of man is not finished. It continues today. In like manner His ambassadors are to preach the gospel and to reveal His pitying love for lost and perishing souls. By an unselfish interest in those who need help they are to give a practical demonstration of the truth of the gospel” (Welfare Ministry, pages 56-57).
When a church serves the world it is an expression of the love of Christ to the world. It is the body of Christ serving the world’s needs and being used by the Holy Spirit as an agency of salvation.
The church was created for service. It serves the Lord in praise, serves one another in love, and serves the world in humility. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works” (Ephesians 2:10).
- Also known as the Dorcas Society. Reference Acts 9: 36-41
- Operated by the McBride Seventh Day Adventist Church, with volunteers, for over 70 years. No paid staff.
- Located at 1075 Lamming Pit Rd, McBride BC
- Open Tuesdays from 1-3 pm
- Offering used clothing and house wares free of charge
- Also accepting donations of clean, useable clothing and house wares
- Contact is Terri Spangler: 250-569-2479
In 2022 the McBride Adventist Community Services is pleased to have received funding from the Adventist Development and Relief Agency also known as ADRA Canada. This funding is to be used for disaster preparedness.
McBride Seventh Day Adventist Church Food Bank:
- Operated and funded by the McBride Seventh Day Adventist Church since 2001
- Available to anyone needing help with food
- Located at 852- 2nd Ave, McBride B.C. Entrance at left of building in the basement
- Call to book a confidential appointment
- Contact is Julie Holland : 250-569-3186 or 250-569-7436
In 2022 the McBride SDA Church Food Bank received funding from:
- McBride Community Foundation Endowment Fund
- Brookfield Renewable
- McBride Elks Lodge
We also received many donations from local businesses, clubs and individuals, as well the yearly Food Bank Friday Fundraiser hosted by the Beanery 2 and Hammer Thompson Holdings. Food Bank Friday raised $1132.00 in 2022. Because of these kind donations, we were able to help 74 adults and 30 children in 2022 with 146 hampers and look forward to serving the community in 2023.
If you would like to make a donation of food items, there are drop boxes located at the local Post Office, TGP and AG Foods.
If you would like to make a monetary donation there are two ways you can give:
- Online giving - On this site go to the home page, click the online giving tab, under Local Church enter your donation by Community Services (Food Bank), follow the prompts. You will receive a tax deductible receipt at year end.
- By cheque – Must be made payable to The McBride Seventh Day Adventist Church. Mail to Box 397, McBride BC V0J 2E0. Please indicate it is for the food bank and include your full name, address and phone number so we can issue a tax deductible receipt at the end of the year.
100 % of donations made to the Food Bank will be used toward the food bank program. The food bank is operated by volunteers. No paid staff.