Needs come from within our church family as well as from our surrounding community. Needs vary from a simple ride to church to providing food assistance to a local family. There is no shortage of needs when caring for a church family of our size and sharing the love of Jesus with our neighboring community.
Do you enjoy cooking, like to meet new people or just love to wash dishes? This may be the ministry for you.
Two Thursdays each month a cooking team gathers in the church kitchen to prepare delicious meals for our senior adults, families in need, those experiencing long-term illness or anyone who could be blessed by a “home-cooked” meal.2017 Cooking Schedule
Our food pantry, Seeds of Hope, joyfully provides nourishment for hundreds of families each week. We celebrate and value the opportunity to encourage each individual by seeking to build a friendship and lend a helping hand.Learn More
Compassion Ministries has many ways that you can serve through your talents, time or tithe:
Seeds of Hope Community Food Pantry.
- Gift a magazine subscription. Our pantry customers would enjoy good reading material in the waiting room. We would like: Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, World, Cooking Light, National Geographic (for adults and children), Highlights, Christianity Today, Christian sport magazines, Popular Mechanics.
- Donate children and adult puzzle books: Sudoku, crosswords, etc.
- Sign up your small group to work in the pantry on a Wednesday nights and give our regular volunteers a night off.
- Become a 3P (Pantry Prayer Partner): Receive weekly pantry prayer requests. Our customers experience many difficult circumstances and need the Lord.
- Substitute drivers to pick up donations from Trader Joe’s and substitute volunteers to help with deliveries or during pantry hours would be a huge help!
- Arts and Crafts: If you are a crafty person we have a small table in the waiting room that needs some TLC. And perhaps you have other ideas to make the waiting room a more pleasant place.
- Donate a cart: Many of the pantry customers struggle with physical disabilities. We would love to have several carts on hand for customers to use while they shop and transport food to their
- Mentor: If you enjoy listening and praying with people, we would love to have someone in the pantry waiting room regularly who could pray for and mentor our customers. Often we are so busy that it’s all we can do to give a hug and smile along with the food.
- FOOD!: The pantry is always in need of donations, especially after this harsh winter with high heating bills and many more customers needing support. You can drop off donations at the designated table near the church playground entrance. Pasta/ pasta sauce/ tuna or canned meat/ peanut butter/ jelly/ toilet tissue/ shampoo/ deodorant/ toothpaste/ soup/ cereal/ beans/ coffee and tea
- Tuesday: Substitute during pantry hours (10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.)
- Wednesday: Help unload delivery around 11:00 a.m.
- Friday: If you live nearby, be on call for when the truck arrives with the delivery (11-noon) and help us to put the food away quickly. We close the pantry when the truck arrives and then reopen.
- Tuesday or Friday: Come after 1:30 p.m. to clean bins and vacuum after the pantry is closed.