ECS (Ecumenical Community Services)

Ecumenical Community Services or ECS is a volunteer community service group that was formed in February, 1979 under the leadership of Ethel Bisgrove and Georgina Baxter of this congregation.

For more information, please visit the ECS website:


We have three distinct services which are available upon request through any of the churches listed below:

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian
St. Lambert United
St. Barnabas Anglican
St. Francis of Assisi

1) Food Cupboard
This service is provided 12 months a year to families that make a request for food assistance usually in St. Lambert or Ville Lemoyne. Staple foods are collected by the participating churches and frozen food is purchased from our budget provided by monetary donations. Food orders are delivered directly to the clients in need. In 2021, over 200 food orders were delivered to needy families in Saint Lambert and Ville Lemoyne. Each month a different shopper buys food to make sure that the Food Cupboard is well supplied. All of the ECS churches contribute to the list of shoppers.

2) Transportation
This service is provided to seniors in our congregations who are unable to use public transportation to a hospital or doctor’s appointment. A fee is paid to the driver and the client is responsible for parking expenses.

3) Christmas Basket Project
2022 will be our 41rst year in providing Christmas baskets (including both food and gifts) to less fortunate families in our community and surrounding towns. This is a huge project with four churches participating including: St. Francis of Assisi, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, St. Lambert United, St. Barnabas Anglican and Good Shepherd Lutheran.

ECS is a real community effort and we thank all for their weekly financial support.  We are fortunate to have many volunteers that help with the phone calls, paper work as well as sorting, packing and delivery.