Supporting the needs in Carleton Place and the Ottawa Valley
Community Needs and Prayer Requests
Prayer is a part of our community wherever you find us. Sunday morning services, small groups... wherever.
You are encouraged to join our closed group: OVC PRAY on Facebook and post your prayer request there on your own behalf or on behalf of someone you know has a need.
Please also know that you can generally ask for prayer from anyone in our church family and they would be more than happy to do so.
We use an online tool called the “Meal Train” to help organize meals for folks in our community who could use support in this way. We all go through challenging or transitional times in our lives and this is a great, practical way that we can serve one another!
If you would like to receive support, or get involved with the meal train please contact us (info@OVCchurch.ca).
Local Outreach Programs
Getting involved with local programs in Ottawa and surrounding areas
When a crisis strikes, many of us rely on relatives and friends for support. But for some parents, this is not an option. Safe Families seeks to come alongside parents in crisis as they get back on their feet. Our family of volunteers provide a loving, temporary home for children while their parents deal with their crises.
Visit safefamiliescanada.com for more information.
Read their latest update.
Coldest Night of the Year
OVC Walks for JERICHO ROAD MINISTRIES!
The Coldest Night of the Year is a family-friendly walk that raises money for charities serving hungry, homeless, and hurting people in our community.
Visit https://cnoy.org/home for more information.
Lanark County Food Bank - The Hunger Stop
Throughout the year, we take opportunities to organize food drives and support for the local food bank. Especially during holidays, we want to help supply The Hunger Stop with what they need to meet the needs of people in our community who experience food insecurity.
Visit lanarkcountyfoodbank.ca for more information on their programs and needs.
Partnering with missions around the world
Don and Elizabeth Kantel, Developing World Partnerships
Don and Elizabeth have developed what is called the “Pemba model” of village transformation. It is an incredible, wholistic approach to advancing the kingdom of God including church planting, the provision of clean water, agricultural development and much more! We have been honoured to partner with their work in Mozambique for many years.
See their latest update here!
Art and Cyndi Rae
Art and Cyndi have an incredible ministry of care for the poor, developing and training leaders and helping folks to overcome sexual brokenness.
Charity in Kenya
Our church partners with Compassion Canada for occasional events, and a number of members in our congregation sponsor children through Compassion.
OVC has also been sponsoring a child through Compassion for over a decade. Our current sponsor child is named Charity, and she lives in Kenya.
To learn more about her, we invite you to read her profile. You can also view Charity's latest letter here.
Operation Christmas Child
Every year around Christmas time, we participate in Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan's Purse is an international aid organization that organizes this annual gift-giving mission. Members of the church purchase gifts to fill shoeboxes for children in need around the world. These gifts are delivered with the gospel message, and help to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way.