LOOK WHAT WE’VE DONE NOW! – November 11th 2018

We remember Raymond, a gentle soul, an artist, a middle-aged man with mental health issues that prevented him from working. Supported by social assistance, he lived in a flophouse and visited us from time to time to ask for money for his paints. He would return, sometime later, with a painting he’d done, as a […]

LOOK WHAT WE’VE DONE NOW! – November 4th 2018

Twenty years ago, when we “opened our doors to the homeless” through Inn From the Cold, we opened our hearts as well. While we no longer host a bi-weekly inn in our church hall, we do support an annual Sunday dinner for those unable to provide for themselves. We raise the funds, recruit a small […]

LOOK WHAT WE’VE DONE NOW! – October 28th 2018

A middle-aged Calgary man was relieved finally to find work in the city, though it would require a daily commute by public transit. He used his savings to pay the deposit and first month’s rent for an apartment only to discover it did not leave him sufficient funds for bus tickets, and it would be […]

“LOOK WHAT WE’VE DONE NOW! – October 21st 2018”

Back in June a beloved member of our congregation received the devastating news that her mother had died back home in South Africa. Her mother had not been well, so she had already saved up and bought a ticket to return to South Africa later in the season. But the airline would not change the […]

“LOOK WHAT WE’VE DONE NOW! – October 14th 2018”

A recent refugee from Sierra Leone, a single mother with three young children, eventually found paid work, but it was not enough to pay the deposit on an apartment for her family. She received some funding from Inn From the Cold, but it was still not enough to cover the cost of the deposit, so they referred her to us. We […]

“LOOK WHAT WE’VE DONE NOW! – October 7th 2018”

Last summer we were contacted by a social worker at the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic. One of her terminal patients wanted to die at home, back in the Maritimes. His symptoms prevented him from flying so his wife was prepared to drive him across the country. But there would have to many overnights and rest […]

“LOOK WHAT WE’VE DONE NOW! – September 30th 2018”

Recently we received a donation to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund. That isn’t unusual … except when we consider the donor. Two years ago we helped Billy, who we knew from one of the recovery groups at St. Stephen’s, to return to Canada from Hungary. He had moved there to be with his girlfriend but, without […]

LOOK WHAT WE’VE DONE NOW! – Sept 14th 2018

Early in the summer, a young woman graduated from high school in the BC Interior, left her home, and came to Calgary to meet her online boyfriend. They had never met in person. A month later she showed up on the doorstep of the Mustard Seed abused, destitute and badly shaken. The Mustard Seed appealed […]

LOOK WHAT WE’VE DONE NOW! – September 7th 2018

This week John Ngeth Deng is returning to his village of Alian in the South Sudan to be reunited with his family and to continue his work of equipping the local primary school with paper, books, and pencils. John is an active member of St. Stephen’s, but also a priest in the Episcopal Church of […]