We follow Jesus by loving our neighbors through service. Our community partners provide ways to care for the hurting, meet the vital needs of our neighbors, invest in the next generation and support vulnerable families.
This list is designed to be a starting point for involvement as you explore the many possibilities for using your gifts to bless the community.
Be part of the healing treatment process for children with clubfoot by hosting a brace-painting party. Hope Walks brings hope and healing to families in Africa and Latin America.
Serve at one of New Hope Ministries’ eight locations that help neighbors in need of a variety of services, including food, help with rent/mortgage, transportation or job skills training.
Provide childcare on Monday evenings at Brethren Housing’s location in Harrisburg so moms who are part of the “Next Steps” program can attend weekly life skills training.
Bethesda Mission provides a safe place for men and women in need of shelter, food, and clothing. Choose from various serving opportunities at the men’s shelter, women’s shelter, or youth community center.
Serve with a team to offer friendship, resources and life skills mentoring to a refugee family resettling in the Mechanicsburg area. Welcome teams come alongside a family for their first year of rebuilding their lives and establishing self-sufficiency in a new community.
Care for vulnerable children by supporting foster families as part of a Care Community, a team who provides a variety of practical support over the course of one year.
Help form a Neighboring Volunteer Group, 6 to 10 people, committing to love a single parent facing homelessness. Offer emotional support, encouragement, and invitation into the life of a faith community as the family participates in Bridge of Hope’s 18-24 month program.
Angel Tree ministers to hundreds of thousands of children by delivering a gift, the Gospel message, and a personal message of love on behalf of their mom or dad behind bars. Your generosity is helping prisoners, their children, and their caregivers experience God’s love and encouragement this Christmas.
Wrapped Gifts Due Sun, Dec. 4
Fill your stocking this year with something that will make a lifelong difference! This unique gift includes a pair of leather and paint pens for you that can decorate and then will be sent to a child in Africa that needs a brace to walk free from the burden of clubfoot.