Serve St. Louis | October 2017 – Last year more than 5,000 people throughout the area helped others by painting, repairing, raking, cleaning, singing, visiting, and doing whatever they could to bless others and be blessed in return. We’re always searching for new projects, so look around your neighborhood or listen to others as they express a need.
This is one of our on-going ministries. The Concord Food Pantry currently needs canned meat (including chili, pasta with meat, chicken, tuna, etc.), canned fruit, paper products, and personal hygiene items. We currently have plenty of vegetables and boxed pasta. Please place items in the container by the Atrium soda machines. Thank you for your support of our neighbors in need.
Now a more complete ministry, the International Fellowship (IF) Ministry serves the South St. Louis area in several areas. We support them through donations of food, monthly support, and through special projects. IF also offers classes at Southwest Baptist Church for the food pantry families. They have a Bible study on Sunday afternoons and need help with the children’s area while the adults learn about the Bible. They have cooking sessions on Saturdays, tutoring for children on Monday evenings, and special classes for GED and English when volunteers are available.
Every couple months, Concord serves one Saturday morning at the food pantry. You can grab a group of friends or come individually to join others from Concord in volunteering just two hours to fill boxes for the clients. Contact Sherri Wirt, firstname.lastname@example.org, for the next serving date and to sign up.
High School Missions Trip (South Dakota)
Don and Teena Lykins moved from South Carolina to Sisseton, SD after going there on a mission trip with their church. They host a summer camp for Native American children from the Lake Traverse Reservation so that they can experience the love of Jesus. We will help provide scholarships for 20 children to attend a week of camp. Our High School youth will spend a week working at the camp.
Middle School Missions Trip
Each year, churches around the world help support 4,800 International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries (and their 4,000 children) who spread the gospel among 900 people groups. We partner with those missionaries by collecting a special offering each December.
Headed by Roger and Vickie Grossmann, provides a training center for pastors, youth leaders, and women to become missionaries to their own people, the Quiche Mayans. They have also begun an orphanage for children who have been abandoned by their families. In addition to the work we’ve done on the training center and the orphanage, we’ll provide two elementary and two high school scholarships for children to go to school.
Missionary to Guatemala, works with villages to bring medical care, build water filters, and share the Gospel. We’ll help Nancy continue to provide nutritious rice to the children of remote villages and hold medical clinics, all the while teaching the love of Jesus.
Located in Barnhart, MO, they serve women and girls who need care and choices during their pregnancies. They need donations of baby items, mothers’ toiletries and pregnancy supplies. They provide layettes for the babies. Mostly, they provide care and love during a difficult time in women’s lives. We’ll help provide training for a new ultrasound machine.
pregnancybarnhart.com and hnhcenter.org.
Located near South County Mall, they are a Christ-centered agency that helps women with counseling and supplies, give ultrasounds, basic medical care and referrals. We’ll help provide training for nurse volunteers and counselors.
Located in North St. Louis, this ministry holds worship services once a month and holds classes in GED instruction, tutoring, a clothing boutique, work skills, K-5 children’s classes, and more. Volunteers are needed in all areas, and work is needed to make their building safe for classes. We’ll help with renovations.
Located in South City, they offer help to immigrants arriving in St. Louis with nothing. They help to furnish homes and clothe the people, as well as give English lessons, life skills, and love. They are looking for people to partner with newcomers and guide them to become comfortable in their new surroundings, all in the name of Jesus.
Serves men and women who have sexual addictions, same sex attractions, family members with sexual addictions. FirstLight offers Christian support groups for those struggling with their own sexual issues and groups for family members of those who struggle. All support groups are led by trained leaders and include biblical teaching, prayer, and time for sharing and accountability. There is no fee to join a support group.