On a weekly basis, we collect items, assemble and deliver bags to the Department of Social Services that they can then deliver to families then come across that have a need. Due to the anonymity required for those families, we don’t get to see the fruit, but it is a needed and important and powerful ministry.
Family Promise of Lower Cape Fear
We take our turn every quarter as a network of houses of faith to host families with children that are facing homelesness. For a week we provide a safe and private place for these families to live as well as dinners every night.
Guardian Ad Litem Baskets
At both Thanksgiving and Easter, our church provides free dinner baskets to Guardian Ad Litem, those important advocates who stand with children as they go through the challenges of the custody process.
Throughout the year we partner with our neighbors Howe Pre-K to provide various acts of service, including fellowship events, teacher support, parent support, and recently, hurricane relief.
WARM (Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministries)
WARM is a wonderful locally based and focused organization that helps families that need basic repairs to keep their homes safe and livable. We partner with them for work projects each year, including with our youth.
Hurricane Florence Recovery
Our church has been very active in recovery efforts since Florence landed in Wilmington in September 2018. We have delivered dozens and dozens of cleaning kits, coats and jackets for students, uniforms, and even teddy bears. We have volunteered in clean-up efforts for our members and the community. We will continue to work with WARM, Week of Compassion, and Howe Pre-K to donate needed items, to volunteer in rebuilding, and to host mission groups coming to the area.
Operation Christmas Fund
Every year our church participates in Operation Christmas Child run by Samaritans’ Purse. In 2018 we collected 145 boxes and even had a crew travel to Charlotte to volunteer in the worldwide distribution.
We plan an adult mission trip every year. Often we have worked with the Appalachia Service Project.