How we live out our faith in our community:
We are proud to be a part of our surrounding community of Altadore in South West Calgary, Alberta, Canada! We have been on this beautiful corner lot in the inner city for over six decades, and have a rich heritage of love, support and encouragement to our community and neighbours. Some of what we offer to our neighbourhood includes:
Playtime in the Village
This free drop-in program is designed as a playtime for children and a coffee & chat time for nannies, caregivers & parents. The children’s program includes singing, bible story, snack and guided play. It runs on most Tuesday mornings from September to May, 9:30 - 11 am.
Each year we host a Spring Faire with tons of fun games and treats. The past few years we've had Butterfield Acre farm animals, a magician and the balloon twister from Trixtan Entertainment, bounce houses, mini golf, cotton candy, and face painting. We at Altadore Baptist are so pleased to open our church's doors to the community and welcome all to this fabulous free event!
Good Food Box Depot
The Good Food Box provides people in Calgary with a way to buy good quality fresh fruit and vegetables at low cost. The boxes are delivered monthly to Altadore Baptist Church; pickup days for the fall of 2017 are Wednesday, September 13th, Wednesday October 1st, Wednesday November 1st and Wednesday November 29th. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be included on the next order or want more information.
The boxes come in three sizes:
- Small: $25, 25-30 lbs. of fresh fruit and vegetables
- Medium: $30, 35-40 lbs. of fresh fruit and vegetables
- Large: $35, 45-50 lbs. of fresh fruit and vegetables
For more information, please email email@example.com. More information about the program can also be found on the Good Food website at http://www.ckpcalgary.ca/index.php/program-services/good-food-box.
Local Mission Support
Through God, we at Altadore Baptist Church have been blessed to offer our support to many local Calgary initiatives over the years, including Alcove Addiction Recovery for Women, Inn from the Cold, the CUPS (Calgary Urban Project Society) Acadia and Bankview housing units, the Mustard Seed, the Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre Baby Bottle Campaign and many others.
In December of 2014, three Baptist churches, Altadore, Bonavista and Northmount formed the group Calgary Baptists for Refugees (CBFR). We explored various options within the sponsorship network. All churches agreed to raise a minimum of $9,000 with a combination of individual donations or budgeted line items with their church. The group then signed to sponsor two Syrian refugees. This experience was very positive. The church continues to help out others who are new to Canada.