Community OutreachIn addition to the St. Matthew’s Sunday Breakfast Program — a free breakfast served each Sunday morning to those in the downtown core who are in need — the congregation also supports (financially, with volunteer labour, and in kind) the work of many agencies and groups in the city whose mandate is the care and support of children, youth, men, and women in crisis.

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Matthew 25:35-36

We are profoundly grateful for the work of these organizations. You may wish to become involved!

Here are some ways in which you can help: email Betsy Hogan at to get started.


Out of the Cold Emergency Winter Shelter (for more information,

Brunswick Street United Church Direct Care and Advocacy for the Homeless and Poor

Phoenix House and Phoenix Shelter for Youth Support for Homeless Youth

Adsum House/Bryony House Women’s Shelters — Donations of clothing and toiletries are always appreciated, along with necessities for babies, school supplies for children, and especially warm winter clothing and footwear.

IWK Health Sciences Centre Hospital for Women and Children — Donations of blankets for newborns and infants in crisis.

Dress For Success Halifax — Donations of business and professional wear for women.

Feed Nova Scotia — Donations of food, especially canned goods and other non-perishables, are collected by the congregation every Sunday morning in a grocery cart at the main door of the sanctuary.

Victoria Hall Residence for Senior Women, now at the Caritas Building, Mount St. Vincent — On the second Sunday of each month, a short service of worship and hymn-singing is led by volunteers from St. Matthew’s for the residents.

Dalhouse University Chaplaincy — Our financial donations help to maintain the pastoral presence of a United Church Chaplain on the campus of Dalhousie, serving both students and faculty.