Minister Search

ESG has called a new minister!

On Sunday, April 8 our congregation approved the call of our Next Generation and Growth Minister, Rev. Sarah Chapman. We extend a warm welcome to Sarah, and are exited for her arrival at ESG on September 1st!

The Position Description is available here.

A message from Rev. Sarah Chapman

Hello ESG!
I am so excited to start this new journey with you, and I feel incredibly called to the role of Next Generation and Growth Minister. Through my conversations with the search team, I felt more and more confident that we’ll be a great fit !
A number of times through the search process, I commended ESG on the fact that you even dreamed up this position. I find this role incredibly forward thinking and I believe it has the capacity to create meaningful and sustainable church experiences for younger generations. I am confident that God is already up to something in the world and I believe that ESG is making room for the spirit to lead us towards that new thing. I can’t wait to be part of the journey with you.
– Sarah


Thursday Outreach Food Drive

ESG distributes all donated food through our weekly drop in ministry which provides food to a large, low-income community who come to our church  on Thursday afternoons from 1:30-3:30 p.m.   The drop-off box labelled “Thursday Outreach” is located inside the entrance of the church beside the Welcome Desk. We also welcome grocery store gift cards for food purchases.

This program is led by an amazing group of volunteers who carry out this ministry on behalf of ESG each week.

Items that are always needed include:

  • Canned meat or fish (tuna/salmon)
  • small jars of peanut butter
  • toiletries (hotel sized are perfect)
  • jam
  • almonds/nuts
  • drink boxes/bottled water
  • individual fruit cups/canned fruit
  • cereals, breakfast/protein bars
  • multi grain crackers
  • beans/vegetarian foods
  • chapstick (winter is coming)

Any other non-perishable food items are also welcome. No expired goods, please. We are always in need of items that are self-opening and do not require a can opener as many of our guests do not have a kitchen. This is an ongoing need so if you could please keep our Thursday Outreach guests in your thoughts & prayers and perhaps add an item to your grocery cart with them in mind, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your continued contributions and compassionate support of this ministry.  Your benevolent givings support this program.


Food donations can be made year-round at the church. We also participate in additional seasonal food drives.