Food Pantry Update

Celebrating the one year anniversary of our new client choice pantry called Harvest: A Galley of Grace

Moving Forward in Ministry in 2011

"Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe" (Hebrews 12:28).

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Open House at Forest Park Ministry Center

Wow - I am awed daily by what our God does through His servants and blessed immensely by the people with whom we work daily. Thank you to all who made the open house a great success, and to the volunteers who so faithfully carry out the purpose and commission of the center. As we reopened the center in August, it has been with a renewed sense of purpose to greet and treat each guest in the center with the dignity and love due each and every one created by God. The first week we saw 92 guests, twice as many as we had been seeing on average. This may have been partly due to our being closed during July, but each person was treated with dignity and respect, and several of our guests remarked on the friendly atmosphere. All credit to God, who enables His servants, our volunteers, to be His hands to our neighbors! We had lots of fun at the open house, saw old friends, and met new ones. Thanks to all for coming. Hope you enjoy some of the pictures.

Ways You Can Partner with Forest Park Ministry Center

* Have a food drive in your church
(get list from Donna)There is a dire shortage!
* Hold a Baby Shower for new moms who come to

the center; we need supplies for 12 layettes by October!
* Be a prayer partner and pray for our guests needs
* Need larger sized mens and womens clothing

must be in very good condition
*Hold a Paper supplies shower for the center

*Need a data entry volunteer once a week
*Need a small desk for the receptionist in the waiting area