Constance Lake First Nation Reserve is the National Focus for Bethel Church. Bethel has been sending a team up to Constance Lake for the past 15+ years. We desire to respond to God’s heart and see hearts transformed in the community of Constance Lake.
VISION | Our vision for the community of Constance Lake is that it would be transformed for Christ and it would become a light to the other First Nation Communities around it. This summer, this vision was expressed to the Full Gospel Church at Constance Lake, and they were asked to continue to partner with us in seeing God fulfill this vision.
FACTS | Constance Lake is a small native reserve of 1000 people in Northern Ontario, a half-hour west of Hearst. Travel time from Kingston is about 14 hours. The reserve itself is very quiet, and has a strong community feel. It is typical to see young kids walking around by themselves or dogs running around. Much of the housing is bungalows, some in decent-to-good shape while others are boarded up or needing several repairs. The reserve has a very casual, laid back feel to it. Constance Lake has a very strong community feel. They have many community events. They have a community hall, community recreation centre, and a community ice rink/basketball court. The community has 2 active churches, St. Stephen’s Anglican and the Full Gospel Church. Other building used by the community include (but not limited to) the Education Centre, the Christian School, the Band Office, Medical Clinic, JG Grocery, Norm’s Gas Bar, and the Post Office.
For more information on Constance Lake please visit their website at www.clfn.on.ca
2016 SUMMER TRIP | From August 13 – 20, a team will be traveling from Bethel to Constance Lake. Our focus of the trip will be to, “Serve well. Bring hope. Celebrate.” Dave Stewart, Tracey Thomson and April Watt from the CL leadership team are leading the trip, as the former leaders, Amy & Fred Grendel have stepped down.