MISSION STATEMENT OF OPERATION SHARING
“Operation Sharing is a Christ Focused Community, committed to living out the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through service of love and justice, as we work with the impoverished of Oxford County.”
In this ministry, we value and seek to follow the principle of mutuality. The staff and volunteers of Operation Sharing do not see ourselves as ministering to the poor; rather we work with and among those who are less well off materially than ourselves. We seek to learn from them.
Operation Sharing is supported by over 45 different church–related organizations as well as municipal, provincial and federal governments, community service groups, businesses, and individuals.
There is room for all levels of involvement and participation in our community:
- those in need of service and support
- those interested in volunteering time, skills and resources
- the staff who lead the hands-on work of the ministry
- the board members who chart direction and establish policy
Every person involved is celebrated as a unique individual loved by God, coming with a variety of gifts to be shared in order to enhance the community.
Since it's inception 26 years ago, by five local United Churches, Operation Sharing has grown to represent a collaboration of over forty church related organizations throughout Oxford County. The diversity of 'Operation Sharing' programs has attracted the aid of; both municipal/provincial government, local business, local service clubs, community organizations and industry.
A Bridge of hope
Founding - Participating - Supporting
Roots represent founding United churches, leaves represent long-time supporting churches