The Neighborhood Mission Projects
The Neighborhood Mission exists to encourage us to reach our neighbors with the love of Christ by meeting their various needs. The church as a whole, and various organizations within the church have lead various outreach activities to reach our neighbors with the Gospel for many years.
Below are some activities that the church and various organizations have undertaken to perform this mission recently:
August 2014 – Homeless Care Packages – The Women’s Ministry of the church collected items for and assembled care packages to provide to the homeless that we may encounter on our daily journeys. These packages included items such as soup, crackers, water, toiletries, Gospel tract, and information for contacting local homeless shelters.
July 2014 – Samaritan Women – This a transitional residence program in Baltimore for women recovering from trauma and trafficking that emphasizes life-rebuilding and reconciliation. Church members spent a Saturday here performing manual labor to help with the maintenance of the home and farm that is used to sustain and train the women.
April 2014 – Bring-A-Bin – Storage bins were collected and donated to a local elementary school, to provide a place for the children to place their jackets and bookbags. These were collected as a result of the principal sharing their need with the church
April 2014 – Sonrise Nursing Home – The youth fellowship of the church visited the nursing home, sang Easter songs, and provided hand-made Easter cards and flowers to the residents of the nursing home. They also shared the message of Easter in between the singing session. The residents were very appreciative.
February 2014 – Men’s shelter – Socks and laundry detergents were collected and donated to a local men’s shelter, because they needed the extra socks and detergents to get through the extra harsh winter this year
December 2013 – Gifts for children of prisoners – Partnering with Prison Ministry, Christmas gifts were delivered to 22 children in the neighborhood, who have a parent/caretaker in prison. Along with the gifts, literature that shares the Gospel was also included. Church members personally delivered the gifts to the children in the neighborhood
November 2013 – Thanksgiving baskets – Everything needed for a thanksgiving meal was provided to 25 needy families in the neighborhood. The church members gathered in the fellowship hall and assembled the baskets through an assembly line. Each thanksgiving basket also included a turkey that could feed a family of 10. These baskets were personally delivered by church members to the homes of the needy families
August 2013 – School Supplies – School supplies were collected and donated to a school in Maryland that had a dire need for them