Community Partner Newsletter (June 2018)

May 30, 2018

 
 A monthly newsletter highlighting the ministries and volunteer opportunity of our Community Partners in Joplin. (Not all partners are represented in each monthly newsletter.)

A monthly newsletter highlighting the ministries and volunteer opportunity of our Community Partners in Joplin. (Not all partners are represented in each monthly newsletter.)


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Wow!!! A BIG thanks to College Heights for your donations in helping make the May "Feed the Need" Food Drive such a big success!

We appreciate our partnership with our College Heights family!

Your donations will go directly into the food boxes of over 50 hungry families each week that come to the mission needing food.

Also, we want to encourage you to continue donating food items (even if it's just a few because they all add up!) especially during the summer months when kids are out of school and the need for food increases in the home.

We thank you. We love you. May God continue to richly bless the ministry at College Heights Church!


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“Don’t miss out on this fun fishing tournament benefiting LifeChoices! Every participation will receive a welcome gift, and opportunities for cash prizes and exciting door prizes! There will also be a family cook out for everyone to enjoy at the conclusion of the day’s activities. We hope to see you on the water!

For more information visit lifevoices.org/fishingtournament or call Hillary at 417-623-0131.


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 Our Daughters of the King dance class had their recital on May 22. They did such a great job, and there wasn't an empty chair in the audience. The picture below was taken after their performance.

Our Daughters of the King dance class had their recital on May 22. They did such a great job, and there wasn't an empty chair in the audience. The picture below was taken after their performance.

We've been blessed to have had the opportunity to serve over 70 students this school year at Life House. As we are making preparations for the upcoming school year, will you prayerfully consider sponsoring a child? Our programs are free for the students, but your gifts can help cover the typical costs associated with the programs. You can sponsor a student by giving a monthly or yearly gift.  

We will be having our 4th Friday neighborhood meal on June 22nd at 6 PM. Feel free to join us! 

You can call 417.413.1880 for more information.  


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God's Resort has upcoming events for which volunteers are needed:

1) We need volunteers to provide simple breakfast foods (fruit, muffins, etc.) for the weekly "Coffee and Chat" with our residents on Thursday mornings in June, July and August.  

2) Picnic food donations (hot dogs, buns, chips, fruit or cookies, bottles of water) for lunches for the NEXT STEP volunteers who do week-long projects on our campus. These donations would be needed four Thursdays this summer.  

3) God's Resort has an ongoing need for people to help clean empty apartments for new residents. Volunteers will be contacted as needed. 

Please call Julie @ 417.553.4080.

Everyone is welcome to attend God's Resort's weekly events:

  • Sunday Night Fellowship @ 5:30 pm
  • ReFuel Prayer Service Tuesday @ 6:30 pm
  • Women's Bible Study Wednesday @ 5 pm
  • Friday Recovery Meeting @ 12 pm
  • Men's Prayer Breakfast/Bible Study Saturday @ 8:30 am

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Christian Prison Ministry evangelizes, encourages, and equips believers in all 23 Missouri state prisons and the federal prison in Springfield. To get involved in this ministry, visit christianprisonministryofmissouri.org. 

College Heights Christian School is a private, non-denominational school (Pre-K—grade 12) glorifying God through excellence as a Christ-centered learning environment that produces servant-leaders with a Biblical worldview. Visit collegeheights.org

Cookson Hills is a home, school, and therapy haven for at-risk children. Cookson Hills is designed to help kids take responsibility for themselves both now and in the long run. Visit cooksonhills.org.

Crosslines Ministry provides food, household items, clothes, and assistance to people in the Joplin area. To find out about donations needed, visit crosslinesjoplin.org.

God’s Resort provides clean, safe, and affordable housing as well as relationship-based programs, events, and activities intended to empower residents as they learn and grow. Visit godsresortjoplin.org.

Life Choices provides confidential services to help individuals make informed decisions about their sexual health. For more information, visit lifevoices.org.

Life House provides mentoring, education, and physical and spiritual partnership to empower people to be who they can be with the help of God. Volunteer in the after-school program, community programs, or special events. Visit neighborhoodlifehouse.org.

Maranatha Bible Camp focuses on challenging children and youth, to know Christ and mature in him. MBC hosts summer camp, family camp, junior bash, and worship retreats, among other events. Visit maranathabiblecamp.org

Spring River Christian Village is a retirement community providing resident-centered, cost-effective health care services and programs to each resident. To learn ways you can volunteer, visit christianhomes.org.

Watered Gardens Gospel Rescue Mission serves the church in its mission to help the poor in Jesus’ name. To volunteer to serve or take a shift in the shelter visit wateredgardens.org.

 
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