In the summer of 2014 Lynn and Allan Smith-Reeve bought a century house in Peterborough’s urban core. They began gathering small groups of people to share stories about the intersections of faith and social justice. People from all walks of life, from ecumenical and inter-faith connections, post-christian and post-church people of faith have been inspired to grow spiritually and in their commitments to social action.
With New Ministry seed funding from United Church sources we conducted an extensive Feasibility Assessment of Peterborough’s Needs and Assets resulting in a 5 yr. Strategic Plan.
Creating a sustainable base for a new Community Ministry is extremely challenging. Our Strategic Plan has developed three income streams entitled “Projects, Programs, & Prayers” to diversify income and not rely on Core Operating grants.
Bedford House Community Ministry Board of Directors