When you say “Missions” most people will think “going overseas for the cause of Christ”. Unfortunately when we think of missions as, “over there,” we can overlook the needs on our own doorstep.
Jesus told us to “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone, everywhere.” (Mark 16:15 NLT). It is our role to foster intentional relationships and opportunities to impact our world, locally and globally. We must realize everyday that we are on a mission to our unchurched friends and a world in need of Jesus.
Local Missions and Outreach Opportunities
Mercy Food Pantry
Needed: 1-2 people per shift
Shift available for volunteering: 10 AM – 12 PM one Tuesday per month
Cost: Time only
Contact: Conny Meekma at email@example.com
In addition, we are always in need of non-perishable food items to give out in the Mercy Food Pantry both for those who come in to seek assistance. Donations may be left in the auditorium of the Family Life Center.
Goodies for Garfield
In an effort to be a good neighbor, we have reached out to the men & women just down the street from us at the Garfield Police Station. We will serve those whose job it is “to protect and to serve” with a variety of home baked goods.
Time: 2nd Monday of each month
Cost: 2-3 dozen baked goods
Contact: Ellie Bisulca at firstname.lastname@example.org