The Community Outreach Ministry shall be responsible for acts of Christian love and concern through physical and material support and assistance as needed in the congregation and throughout our community.
"But to do good and to communicate forget not: For with such sacrifices God is well pleased." Hebrews 13:16
Community Outreach shall encourage participation in God-pleasing community programs and projects to inject God's love into the life of the local community by providing help to persons in need. Community Outreach is a direct and rewarding way to reach out to others in a personal & caring way manner.
Community Outreach is a direct and rewarding way to reach out to others in our local community. Your involvement can be quite flexible. For example, you could:
Contribute non-perishable food for our food drives
Provide gifts for children in the Angel Tree Prison Ministry
Give school supplies for "Pack to School"
Deliver food boxes or Angel Tree gifts
Designate monetary gifts for Community Outreach
Collect baby supplies for young mothers
Organize projects such as collecting funds for victims of natural disasters, arrange for nursing home visits, or organize yard cleanup for residents who are physically and financially unable to maintain their yards. The needs are many.
ALL of these activities make a positive difference in someone else's life. The time involved from you can be a few hours one week or month to a longer-term commitment. Won't you join us? "Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray." James 5:13
Hosanna's Christmas Giving Tree
You know the Christmas season is upon us when you see the Christmas tree adorned with Angels. Watch for the Angel Tree coming soon. You will be able to choose an Angel to purchase a gift for. Thank you in advance for your continued support of Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree Program. Watch for more information to follow.
Thanksgiving, Christmas Easter Food Drives
Last year's Thanksgiving Food Drive was a tremendous success! We not only met our ambitious Thanksgiving food box goal--we exceeded it! We had a total of 55 boxes and 2 bags of food contributed! Each box of food contained a $10 King Soopers gift card. Funds for the gift cards were raised from donations and Thrivent. Boy Scout Troop 47 helped collect and sort food along with members of the Youth Group. We were able to help 55 low-income senior citizens & families in their time of need.
Angel Tree Program - November & December
The Angel Tree program continues to be a worthwhile and meaningful project for the Angel Tree families and those who contribute gifts. We were able to provide gifts to 22 Angel Tree children and 13 other needy children. That's a total of 70 gifts that were purchased, wrapped & and delivered by Hosanna members! Food boxes were also provided to many of these families.
"Pack to School" Summer
Hosanna collected many school supplies for children from low-income families to start their school year off on the best foot possible. The school supplies were collected and taken to Inter-Faith Community Services. This was Inter-Faith's 17th year of "Pack to School" and the most successful year so far! With Hosanna's help, almost 800 children from low-income families started their school year feeling just like everyone else in their class with new supplies and clothes. What a great way to start off the school year! Inter-Faith reports that it was awesome to see so many young faces filled with delight when they came in to pick up their packs & supplies.
Community Concerns is a very simple, flexible way in which people can make a difference. Members organize a specific project, ask for help from the congregation, coordinate with those involved and report the progress of the project to the Ministry chairperson. People may also help the project coordinator by sorting collected food, delivering items, speaking to the congregation or individual groups. The possibilities are endless!
The Community Outreach group does not meet on a regular basis. Members communicate through email and telephone. An annual breakfast meeting is held with all members to get to know each other better and finalize project plans for the upcoming year.