We are open Monday-Friday during the pandemic.  

If you would like to help with making lunches or by making donations of cash or freezable food, please reach out through the CONTACT page on this website and we will respond as quickly we can. 

We do not need any more onsite volunteers at this time. 

Our Lead Ministers for The Refuge

Both Rob and Micheala have completely overcome years of chronic addiction and now have boots on the ground bringing the same hope and freedom that they found to others still suffering! 


 Listen to them share their heart for the Refuge below!


There is an amazing team of volunteers working along side Rob and Micheala, each of them with their own story and so much love for our friends!

Lead Minister for the Refuge

Rob Montgomery

Lead Minister for the Refuge

Micheala Weir

Caring for our communities most vulnerable is important to us!

We believe in making a difference in our own community.  We love beyond the walls of our church.  We reach out and love those that Jesus came for: the hurting, the sick, the weak, the fatherless, the lost, the broken etc.

At The Refuge, we care for those currently experiencing homelessness and active drug addiction.


When we look at these precious people, we see someone's child, someone's mom, dad, sister, brother etc.

We see value based on the fact that they were created in the likeness and image of God just like you and I were. 

We see potential.  We see a promise.  We see purpose.


"I recall being in Walmart watching a little girl about 6 years old twirling so carefree, not a problem in the world.  Immediately I thought of the precious ones at The Refuge.  That used to be them.  They too deserve to find that carefree, loved and secure inner child.  And I choose to be part of their healing. No matter what, they will receive love here, they will find peace here, they will find family here." -Pastor RenĂ© McIntyre


Currently The Refuge is open every Wednesday from 8am-4pm and Sunday mornings before church at 8am for a light breakfast @ 425 Dundas St. Woodstock.


EVERYONE IS WELCOME.  

THERE IS NO DISCRIMINATION.  

 




What we currently offer:

  • Breakfast and lunch every Wednesday 8am-4pm
  • Laundry facility first come first serve
  • Sunday's light breakfast from 8am-10am
  • Court Support
  • Limited practical needs ex. sleeping bags, coats, hats, mitts, hot paws, etc
  • Support and resources for those ending incarceration
  • Personal mentorship for those wishing to overcome addition and poverty
  • Assistance facilitating family reconciliation
  • Help finding the resources they need
  • FAITH, FAMILY, FRIENDSHIP, BELONGING, LOVE

We have purchased the former Hudson's furniture store! This building will become the home of our new church and the new home of The Refuge. We will be releasing our lease at 425 Dundas once this is completed.  Our new building will give us the room to continue to grow as a congregation and also to have a bigger and more accommodating space for The Refuge. We will be able to expand our service to the vulnerable sector of our community.  In our new building we will add more laundry facilities, showers, a fully equipped kitchen and separate eating space as well as providing a bigger area for resting, fellowshipping and playing games for The Refuge.

If you would like to help by donating time, supplies, services or money please go to the GIVE ONLINE button and specify Building Fund or Refuge.  You can also send cheques to Trumpet Of Truth to 425 Dundas St. Woodstock Ont N4S 1B8.  To arrange donating services and supplies please contact Pastor Rene at [email protected] or 226-228-5879.

 

We are thrilled to serve in this way and we are thrilled to have people partner with us that provide provisions for the vision.  Working together gets the job done! 

Charitable Tax Receipts will be given.

Our goal is $700,000

This building has required a complete gutting.  Currently we are nearing the end of the demolition and will be ready to begin the next phase soon.