Sharing & Caring: food pantry for homeless & low income individuals -- donations/volunteers always needed. Call 244-0778 or click HERE for more info.
Children In Crisis: operates Children's Neighborhood to provide housing and hope for abused, abandoned, and neglected children with a primary goal of keeping siblings together. The Neighborhood includes 4 resident houses, an emergency shelter, a group home and 2 residences for teens in transition from foster care. Food for the pantry, yard work service always needed. Cal 864-4242 or click HERE for more information.
Shelter House: agency for domestic violonce victims. Provides shelter, counseling, legal assistance, protection. They also offer transitional housing for qualified victims on a two year recovery plan. Donations of used cell phones and housewarming packages are needed. Please go to their web site at www.shelterhousenwfl.org or call 243-1201.
Homeless Ministries: work with other local churches to serve meals, provide "cold night" shelter, and Bible Study for the local homeless population. Personal care items (travel size), socks, blankets, and small Bibles are always needed and can be dropped off at the church office.
Opportunity Place: provides temporary shelter and food for single women and families. Twelve family units are available with four common areas for children's playtime and adult support. The primary building houses offices, a kitchen/dining area, and multi-purpose room for client meetings, classes, counseling, and interviews. Donations always needed -- call 659-3190/409-3070 or click HERE for their FaceBook page.
FRESH Start: provides transitional housing for families and women with priority being given to families as part of a 9-month program. Single men with custody of their children may also be eligible. Emergency shelter is not a part of this program. A supporting thrift store called Repeat Street is located on Beal Parkway. Volunteer opportunities include answering the phone and help in the office 1 day a week (T or W) for 5 hours (9-2), as well as help at the thrift store. For more information call Maryann Helfrich at 243-5648 or go to their web site by clicking HERE.
Live Nativity: annual church outreach involving a live manger scene, animals, and other costumed volunteers to share the true meaning of Christmas and share some cookies and hot/cold drinks. Starting with the 2014 Live Nativity the location moved to the field adjacent to the church. The 2018 Live Nativity ran from 6pm-8:30pm Dec 17th-22nd and we hosted more than 5,000 visitors! Please continue to volunteer and pray for this wonderful Christmas experience!
Farm Day: annual outreach ministry event involving food, petting zoo, farm-related activities and demonstrations at the Rocking B-A-B Ranch. November 3rd, 2018! Click HERE for a link to the Farm Day map and flyer. THANKS TO ALL THAT VOLUNTEERED! OVER 5000 GUESTS ATTENDED!
BackPack Meal Program: Pack and deliver weekend meals for school children in need. Operated in conjunction with the Food For Thought network of sponsoring churches and organizations. Volunteers for packing meals once a month and delivering food weekly are needed. Please contact the church (243-3163) for additional information or to volunteer. Our 2018-2019 program continues to provide for more than 80 students at Bruner Middle School and your support is greatly appreciated!