Here is a list of the needs highlighted at our Ministry Fair:
PRESCHOOL/CHILDREN/STUDENT MINISTRIES: Sunday Mornings and Wednesday Evenings
Lots of opportunities to serve are available in these ministries. Share your areas of interest and we will work with you to find a good match.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SUPPORT
Our Cornerstone Ministry has adopted Boyd and Rountree Elementary Schools. Both schools have a combined total of about 1,200 students. Approximately 65% of these students live below the poverty level. A collection bin for clothing and school supply donations is located in Building E, and cash donations are accepted in the church office during the week.
During the summer, our Cornerstone Ministry provides lunches and activities for one week and our Children's Ministry hosts another week during the Boyd Elementary Summer Lunch Program.
Contact: Jimmy Smith.
FOOD FOR KIDS BACKPACKS
A surprising number of children who attend Allen schools are at risk of not having enough food to eat on weekends. Food for Kids supplies a backpack filled with nutritious, kid-friendly food for the weekend to a child who has been identified as “food insecure.” Volunteers shop for foods, pack backpacks, and/or deliver them to the schools who participate in this program.
Contact: Rodger Teaff.
FOOD PANTRY (Volunteers & Donations Welcome)
Our Food Pantry distributes food and household items to residents of Allen, Fairview, and Lucas who lack the resources to maintain a healthy life. Collection bins are located around the campus or you can bring donations to the church office.
We are currently collecting these items:
-canned pasta (Ravioli, Spaghetti O's, etc)
-grocery sacks (paper and plastic)
Volunteer Opportunities (pick the day/time that suits your schedule):
Sundays, 4:00-5:30p | Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30a | Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30p | one Saturday/month at 11:30a to pick up donations from ACO (pick up or SUV preferred)
Contact: Shonda Smith.
Volunteers help homebound members keep in touch. Many of our homebound live in their own homes, some live with family, while others live in senior living centers. All they need is a hug, a smile, and warm conversation at your convenience.
Contact: Jimmy Smith.
From time to time we need extra help in the office. If you have a bit of extra time during the workday, let us know and we'll put you on the list. We'll give you a call when special projects come up.
Contact: Julie Roden.
Two options are available for our prayer warriors:
1. Pastor's Prayer Partners receive daily email prayer requests. Contact Julie Roden to sign up.
2. Volunteers pray during Sunday morning worship services. JOIN THE PRAYER TEAM
REAL OPTIONS FOR WOMEN CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER
Real Options for Women provides counseling and care for women and men who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy situation. Volunteers minister and speak truth into those who may be considering abortion. Training is required for all new volunteers.
Contact: Julie Thomas.
WORSHIP TOGETHER MINISTRY
Providing Sunday worship, music and Christian love to those who live in senior living centers and are no longer able to attend a church service. Sunday worship teams include a teacher, music leader, and a greeter who serve one Sunday every 4-5 weeks.
Contact: Darel Stokes.
Check out these short videos to see what Worship Together is all about: