The Service and Charitable Works Team conducts many acts of love toward the members of our congregation in need and encourages all members to Christian service in our community and the world with the assistance of council and guidance from the pastor. Examples of service and charitable works include:
- Arranging visitation and seasonal gifts to our shut-ins
- Noting absences from worship for the purpose of notes of encouragement
- Coordinating participation in outward focused service projects, e.g., Operation Inasmuch, Snacks in Packs
- Seeking members to serve as representative to God’s Helping Hands
- Reviewing the congregation’s annual commitments to outside ministries and service organizations, and suggesting revisions to the council
- Counseling members of the congregation in their pursuit of charitable acts within and outside this congregation
2017 Team Leader: Jason Powell
Members: Albert Drafts, Sue Drafts, Bill Hill, Linda Hill, Margaret Jumper, Elizabeth Shealy, Herman Shealy, Jane Wallace, Frank Yonce, Linda Yonce
2016 Service and Charitable Works Committee, consisting of over 20 church members, continued to provide services to our church members that we remember for holidays and other special occasions. The committee members delivered bags of goodies and visited with these church members for Valentine’s Day. Thanks to all the church members who provided goodies and a special thanks to Sallie Hutto who provided the Valentine and Easter bags for the goodies!
For Easter we delivered Easter bags, donated by church members, and other goodies to folks on our list.
Flowers were delivered to our sisters and brothers in nursing homes along with charter members donated by the congregation and Homecoming event in October.
Christmas provides another opportunity for committee members to visit and deliver a message of God’s love along with a gift from the congregation. This year Christmas gifts will be delivered to 12 church members.
Volunteers cut fabric and sewed dresses for a Zimbabwe clothing project, lead by Lolita Keitt . A Shred 360 Project, organized by Linda Griffith, with volunteers was conducted, and numerous community members took advantage of this opportunity.
Over 100 cards were mailed out to various church members for birthdays, anniversaries and get well cards. Margaret Jumper, once again, out did herself on this project of love and support!
God’s Helping Hands is one of the primary charities supported by our congregation. Not only do we provide financial support, we provide needed items for their pantry, and one Saturday each year members of the congregation deliver grocery items to shut-in clients. This year nine families were visited in September by church members. Special thanks to Virginia Morris and her commitment. We hope to revitalize our efforts for next year to provide even greater service.
The Service and Charitable Works Committee (Social Ministry) of our church provides an opportunity for church members to support community projects as well as church members as an act of service to God.
Submitted by Jason C. Powell, 2016 Team Leader
Members: Albert Drafts, Sue Drafts, Bill Hill, Linda Hill, Jean Hopkins, Margaret Jumper, Elizabeth Shealy, Herman Shealy, Jane Wallace, Frank Yonce, Linda Yonce