Programs and Outreach
Edmonton Moravian Church
Hand-in-Hand: Supporting Single Parents
and Their Children
We meet the 3rd Monday of the month.
To provide a comfortable and caring environment where single parents
and their children can develop friendships and find support,
- sharing a meal
- accessing resources for education and/or skill development
- identifying issues for programs and discussion
- providing a safe place to ask questions.
5:30 p.m. Gathering time
6:00 p.m. Family supper
6:30 p.m. Program (children infant to teen will have
activities separate from the parents)
7:30 p.m. Dessert and social time
8:00 p.m. Evening concludes
There is no cost to the program; it is a ministry of our
congregation to provide support to the many single parents in our
neighborhood. Youth activities will be led by experienced
volunteers. We would love to know what single parents would
find helpful for future programs. Feel free to call our church
office for more information or suggestions at 780-439-1063.
Rajpur Foster Children Project
The Moravian Church operates an
educational facility in northern India, at Rajpur, known as "the
Moravian Institute." Disadvantaged children are taken in
on the basis of need and provided with dormitory care and a
quality education in English. Many of the children are
orphaned. Some have been abaondoned due to family
breakdown, often caused by addictions or neglect, or they have
been rescued street children. About 200 students presently
are in care. Preference is given to girls, many of whom
would not otherwise receive an education. Religious
affiliation is not a factor in admission, but the Institute is a
Moravian Church facility and morning assembly includes a time of
devotion and prayer which all students attend. The
students are enveloped in a loving Christian atmosphere, which
contributes to their well being in a very tangible way.
Currently 55 students at the Moravian Institute at Rajpur are
supported financially through the Rajpur Foster Children
Project. Canadian sponsors contribute the $800 per year
which is required to sustain a student and cover the costs of
room and board, clothes, health care and education.
Sponsors receive letters from students at Easter and Christmas.
Graduating students who go on to higher education are often
assisted by their sponsors and/or they can apply for a loan from
the Lasting Legacy Project. This is a fund which has been
set up and financed by contributions from Canadian sponsors.
The love of God is thus shared in a tangible way to help needy
children. The outcomes have been remarkable.
Education is the key to breaking the bonds of poverty. If
you want to contribute to the Moravian Institute at Rajpur, the
Lasting Legacy Project or sponsor a child, please contact the
church office at 780-439-1063.
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