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Save the Date for our September 28th meeting!

 Our September event will feature Marcel Lebrun, the founder of The 12 Neighbors Project, which asks the most important question of our time: “What does it really mean to love your neighbour?

Understanding neighbourhoods is a passion project for Marcel. He got involved by trying various ways of helping out in his community, learning about the complexities, and having his perspective on poverty challenged. He wanted to better know “what it really means to help”. He wanted to learn from others, by finding some of the best examples of people creating lasting change in their communities.  This is how 12 Neighbors came about.

His vision for the 12 Neighbors Project is to inspire and educate people to love their neighbours like never before.

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, September 28th, from 9:00 am until noon.

We’ll be at Hillside Church.
138 Thompson Road, London, Ontario, N5Z 2Y6

There will be a presentation by Marcel, video highlights of the 12 Neighbors Projects, homemade snacks and a panel discussion.

It will be a compelling and insightful morning of community.

We look forward to seeing you!

Our 2018 Community Development conference overview

On November 27th we held an event to share insights from the CCDA conference in Chicago, and to hear how Londoners are connecting into community development. The theme of the evening was Would Our Neighbourhood Notice? “If our church disappeared today, would our neighbourhood notice?” This provocative question, perhaps more than any other, linked together… Continue Reading

Our Stories of Hope event was a great success

Our Stories of Hope event was a great success, with 60 people hearing about community development challenges and successes in London. We were encouraged to live a life beyond ourselves, and to not be fooled by how someone looks. The latest sets of refugees arriving here have come through truly awful experiences, some as recently… Continue Reading

Our event was on Thursday April 26th at 7pm

Stories of Hope through Community Development in London   You were invited to join us on Thursday evening, April 26th for 90 minutes of local, lived experience.   The fast-paced TED talk format provided 8 inspiring stories of struggles and successes in our communities – illustrating wholistic principles of community involvement based on authentic, reciprocal relationships. … Continue Reading

Come hear Dave Witt on March 7th

We are looking forward to an amazing morning together, hearing insights about True City Hamilton.  Dave Witt spoke at our first Churches Together London meeting, and we are excited to welcome him back. Special link: Click here to read the Faith Today article on how True City Hamilton is “turning Steel City around.” We’ll also… Continue Reading

We shared a lot at our November meeting!

Group discussions were the centre piece of our latest meeting, with lots of great sharing of ideas, challenges and opportunities. Hosted in the beautiful atrium at the Talbot Street Church, Steph Card lead us in an exploration of key needs in our neighbourhoods. We had great participation in the discussions about community, including with Deb… Continue Reading


Two videos were played at our March 26th meeting, to help bring perspective, and to show that other church communities are experiencing a shared desire to help in their neighbourhoods. Rediscovering the Art of Neighbouring (4 minutes: 13 seconds) This video is about how a group of pastors joined together to make a difference in their… Continue Reading

Our Second Meeting was a Great Success

The second Churches Together London meeting was held on March 26th, 2011 at Hillside Church, and was attended by 55 people. Two neighbourhood/contribution videos were played and five 5-minute presentations were made on the topics of Parish, Third Place, Conversation, Shalom and Partnership. A breakout session on the five topics resulted in lots of good… Continue Reading