Compass Community Church (London) has recently been officially recognized for its efforts to minister to its local community. Former Lead Pastor, Mark Hollywood, led Compass in pursuing a vision of being “at the heart of the community with a heart for the community” and it has had an impact for the Lord.
Compass' building is used by the Glen Cairn Resource Centre, a local organization offering a wide range of programs and services for children, youth and adults, as well as The Stepping Stone, which provides training in life skills to enable youth and adults with disabilities to be as independent as possible.
The church has been recognized with a grant from the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Access4All Program that helps break down barriers for people living with disabilities. Compass received $25,000 to build a ramp and power-operated entrance doors plus a re-designed entrance hallway and an accessible coatroom.
Pastor Joey Mudde, new Lead Pastor, says “This entrance into Compass Community Church further enables us to fulfill our vision of being a church who offers hope, community, and resources to all people.”
In a letter of support, Wendy Blackburn and Sue Reaume, managing directors of The Stepping Stone, wrote: “The parishioners’ of the Compass Church...are eager, motivated and an enthusiastic group who strive to be truly a part of their community. They want to be there for anyone in need, and want to touch the lives of as many people as possible in whatever way people need."
What a great testimony!