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).

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Springing Forward...........

     Do you love this time of year?  I do, because everything feels so fresh and new.  From the gentle green sprigs of new growth of asparagus in the ministry center garden to the bright new colors of the first azalea blooms in the front yard, God points us to His design for new life in His creation. I pray that each of you, as we continue to celebrate Christ's resurrection, experiences a renewed sense of His purpose for your life!
     New life - changing the old worn out life that isn't "workin' for ya" to God's design for His people, a life abundant with the knowledge and joy of His protection, His guidance, His everlasting love - that is what doing missions at Forest Park Ministry Center is all about.  We are so grateful for God's people with vision for missions who plug into Forest Park Ministry Center.  There are fifteen MBA churches who specifically sponsor the ministry center - Cloverdale Baptist, Dalraida Baptist, Eastdale Baptist, Eastern Hills Baptist, Eastmont Baptist, Heritage Baptist, Hunter Station Baptist, Lakeview Baptist, Lapine Baptist, Mt. Zion Baptist, Southlawn Baptist, St. James / Holt Crossing Baptist, Thorington Road Baptist, Trinity Memorial Baptist, and Westside Baptist.  These churches provide food for the food pantry, and several have members who volunteer during each week to assist guests who come for food and clothing assistance, teach classes, or visit guests with special needs.  Members of these churches and many other churches in our association and in our community donate clothing and household items that we are able to provide to those in need.  Each gift, each labor of love, is a beautiful expression of God's love and of your desire to be His hands and feet to those in need.
     Increasing numbers of families reaching out to the center for help; ministry partners who use "out of the box" methods to reach people for Christ; seeing a precious young mom turn her life over to Christ; God's provision for help to see that the ministry to children this summer continues and thrives; I am frankly overwhelmed (But I shouldn't be.  After all, we serve a mighty God!) and so pumped to see what the future holds.  Please continue to pray for wisdom, that we will be open to God's leading in the days and months ahead.
Joyfully serving,
Donna McCullough, Director
Forest Park Ministry Center

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