Atlantic Mission Society, St. David’s Auxiliary

The St. David’s auxiliary is affiliated with the Newfoundland and Labrador Presbyterial of the Atlantic Mission Society (AMS), under the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The organization exists to promote congregational involvement in the Mission work of the church, including prayer and financial support. Most, but not all, of the funds raised in this Province are forwarded for disbursement through the Atlantic regional executive. Provincial delegates attend the AMS annual meeting and other meetings as travel funds permit.

The AMS meets monthly with an average of twelve members. This meeting includes a worship service, mission study period, business meeting and fellowship time. There are, in addition, approximately fifty Home Helpers who help with fund-raising but who may, or may not, be able to attend monthly meetings. AMS members are involved in service of various kinds such as congregational visiting, flower distribution, hospital visits, preparation and delivery of fruit baskets to seniors at Christmas, and, until a year ago, had primary responsibility for organizing the grocery hamper and white gift ministry to poor families in the city. Members also participate in the annual Thank-offering Sunday, usually in March, when the congregation’s support is solicited for ongoing mission ventures at home and overseas. Over the years, the AMS has been involved in a number of “special projects”, such as sponsoring a foster child, participating in welcoming and settling new immigrant families, supporting the Mulanje hospital in Malawi, and establishing a new community health clinic in Ibulanku, Uganda.