Food Pantry Update

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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).

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Rolling into the fall.....

August and September so far have been record months, seeing extraordinary numbers of people with dire needs. While each need is met, we at the center are keenly aware of the dire need for more food supply so that we can continue to meet the needs adequately. I urge you as you read this to pray about how you can help meet the food needs through food donations. Our sponsor churches do a great job, but the need is so very great now; perhaps you could sponsor a special drive within your class at church, to help offset the current shortage. Or perhaps your family would like to make a missions grocery shopping trip, shopping as a family for the food pantry. What a great life lesson to teach your children, and a fun family missions project, too! The food bank has been slim lately, too, but we are hoping and praying for that to improve as we move into the season when more people think about their blessings and as they desire to give to others as a thank you to God for those blessings. Another exciting thing is that the city of Montgomery has given us a permit to enclose the carport area at the center. This will create much needed storage and multi purpose space. We have a list of needed building supplies; will your church or organization step up to pledge to fund the purchase of some of these supplies? Call me at the center, 269-5726, or email me at, if you will be a part of this great project. As always, we covet your prayers for the guests who come to Forest Park to have basic needs met, and for the volunteers who give their time and talents to be the hands of Jesus in our community.

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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