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Christmas Gala 2020

This year has been a year of changes and challenges for all of us. We have continued to be there for people when they are in crisis (for some this was the first time they needed our services) but our services looked much different.

It will be the same for our annual Christmas Gala. It is still happening, it will just look different this year.

There are two options for the event:

  1. Attend one of our 10 in person locations
  2. Watch and participate online from the comfort of your own home

Click on "Register Today" to reserve a space at one of the locations or to receive the link for the live stream to participate at home.

Also, instead of having a one evening only silent auction this year, our silent auction will be available November 13 to 27. Check out a preview of some of the items and register to bid below.

On Friday, November 27 from 7:00-7:30, you will have the opportunity to watch videos about 2020 and the direction the Mission is going in for the future. You'll hear testimonies of lives that have been impacted and hear from our Executive Director, Marty Misener. Also, new this year, we will have a live auction as part of the livestream!

Please join us for an evening of fun, inspiration and opportunity to be a part of impacting lives of people in our own community by clicking on the "register now" button today.

Choose to attend at one of the 10 locations or participate from home!

Bethany CRC

1040 Balfour Street

Fenwick, ON L0S 1C0

Dinner 6:00pm

Viewing livestream 7:00-7:30pm

Central United

12 Young Street

Welland, ON L3B 4C4

Details TBD

Viewing livestream 7:00-7:30pm

Faith Welland

380 S Pelham Road

Welland, ON, L3B 5N8

Viewing livestream 7:00-7:30pm

First Baptist

165 Sydney Place

Welland, ON, L3C 2A7

***Note date for this location only***

Sunday, November 29

Worship 7:00-7:30pm

Viewing recording 7:30-8:00pm

Freedom in Christ

400 King Street

Welland, ON L3B 3K5

Light refreshments 6:30pm

Viewing recording 7:00-7:30pm

Grace Community

241 St David's Road

Thorold, ON L2V 4B6

Dinner 6:00pm

Viewing livestream 7:00-7:30pm

Rosedale Baptist

11 Rosedale Place

Welland, ON L3B 1J2

Light refreshments 6:30pm

Viewing livestream 7:00-7:30pm


3970 Glendale Avenue

Vineland, ON L0R 2C0

Light refreshments 6:30pm

Viewing livestream 7:00-7:30pm


370 South Pelham Road Welland, Ontario L3B 5N8


Viewing livestream 7:00-7:30pm

Wainfleet BIC

53007 Perry Road

Wainfleet, ON L0S 1V0


Viewing livestream 7:00-7:30pm

Or in your own home!

Register for "online" and we will live stream the event, right to your own home. Consider inviting some friends or family to come watch with you!

Check your email for the link and instructions to watch online from home which will be sent to you just prior to the event.

Click to register for one of our 10 locations or to watch from home.

If there are gathering restrictions, we will not be holding in person events, but you will still be able to watch from home! We will update this page and send an email to all registered participants in event of any changes.

During COVID (from March to August), we distributed


of food to people in crisis in Welland


food programs in the Niagara Region that we have been able to support out of the abundance of donated food


Bibles, devotionals and other gospel literature were distributed to users of our food bank in June and July


people in Welland that are "food insecure" meaning they do not have enough income to buy enough healthy food

New this year, live auction!

Check out a few of the items that will be available to bid on live during our live broadcast. You will be able to bid on these items right here on this site or by calling in your bid.


Stay tuned for previews of our live auction items!

Silent Auction: November 13-27

This year, we will be having our popular silent auction right here! You can check out a few of the silent auction items available. More will be added until bidding starts on Friday, November 13. Bidding will end on Friday, November 27 at 7:00pm.

Silent Auction Preview

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Oil change
Free oil change donated by Gil's Auto 162 Empire...
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Balloon creation
Gift certificate for one standard yard stick ballo...

Donation levels indicated above are meant to be representative of some of the costs associated with our services and the types of products that will be purchased with your gift.

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Open Arms Mission of Welland Inc
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