What is Community Care?
Community Care is a food-sharing ministry that began about 7 years ago to help those in need at The Sanctuary and in the surrounding community. Community Care has been successful to-date because of your food donations. Not only have we provided food items for everyone that has asked (20-35 families per month), but Community Care has also been able to provide food boxes and grocery store gift cards to several of Valley View Elementary’s single-parent homes.
We distribute food items 2 Sundays a month , directly following each service, but accept food donations every Sunday. We provide cloth grocery bags complete with a list of needed food items for your convenience. These can be found above the food donation baskets in the front hallway. Would you consider helping us “Fill a bag, feed a family”? We need your generous food donations now more than ever; as money is tight for so many families. Taking care of the hungry and those in need is one of the basic things that Jesus has told us to go and do.
“For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?” The King will reply, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” – Matthew 25:35-40
Joining with Community Care also gives us the opportunity to bring light to this dark world. “Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then you light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.” – Isaiah 59:10
For more information visit thesanctuarychurch.com/communitycare
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