These requests come to us from a variety of sources. Sometimes individuals call us and other times we receive calls from Social Services, Churches, or Missions asking for help. This will be listed as they come in, the oldest requests will be at the bottom. The newest requests will be at the top. To verify that these are still active requests, please verify with the contact listed in each section.
Our next Associational Vermont Mission Trip is scheduled for Friday, August 24-Friday, August 31st. The cost will be $300 per person. The team will be painting a church there. Would you consider being a part of this mission team? Team members are needed to make this trip possible. Some of those who have been in the past are experiencing some health issues. They will need to rent a large lift in order to do the painting and they are asking any church that will to take up a love offering to help with this expense. Checks can be sent to the Association at PO Box 246, Lincolnton, NC 28093-0246 –please note on the check that it is for the Vermont Mission Trip. They also need at least 1 church van for this trip. The 2nd planning meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 2nd at 7 PM at the Missions Center and the 3rd meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 14th at 7 PM. Thanks for any help you can give to this mission!
Please remember that the work at Calvary Hispanic is still going on Saturdays beginning at 7 am. They really could use some help if you can go out and help them this week. Please call Lamar Lewis if you have any questions (704)472-0727. Lately, they have had fewer workers, perhaps due to the summer activities and vacations. Thanks!
These are the other holiday’s we need coverage for our soup kitchen
Labor Day, September 3
November 11th & Veterans Day November 12th
Thanksgiving November 22 & 23
If interested, call Mitzi at 704-732-0383.
"As we continue to work out the kinks in our new emergency services software, we continue to help people in our community. In the month of July, 720 households that represented 1832 individuals received food to take home, 49 households were helped with utilities, 53 individuals were helped with medicines, 198 individuals were helped with clothing and 74 homes were helped with furniture and household items. Each number represents a person or family that needed help and because of the wonderful support of our churches and community, some of their burdens were lifted.
If you have never been to the soup kitchen, I urge you to drop by and have lunch. Tracy and the volunteers make it such a wonderful experience for everyone that comes! They take the time to make everyone feel comfortable, letting everyone know that they are cared for. In July, 3392 meals were served.
Mimi, our LINC Home Delivered Meals coordinator, has been very busy this past month. She has had numerous holes in her packing schedule along with multiple requests for meals. This keeps her on the road, packing, training volunteers to pack and completing home visits. In July, 1,533 meals were delivered to the shut-in’s in our community. This is a wonderful ministry that reaches out to people who need a balanced meal and also to know that someone cares for them. I urge anyone that has a free hour, from 11:30a to 12:30p, just one time a month, to really consider volunteering for LINC.
From our GOLF TOURNAMENT (August 18) to the ICE CREAM SOCIAL (August 26) to our AMAZING RACE AGAINST HUNGER (October 21)… all the information can be found at…
*Please be aware that the Missions Center is a drop-off location for any gently used coats and jackets for our New York Mission. As you clean out your closets for spring cleaning –please consider donating to this mission. Also, be on the lookout for gently used coats in the upcoming yard sales and thrift shop sales. We have shoeboxes with a list inside at our office—They can easily be filled for $10 each. Can you fill some of them for our NY Mission? Thanks!***
*The United Church Directories Company has agreed to partner with us (South Fork Baptist Association) by returning $2 per portrait package sold to photographed families in our churches. This will provide funds that we could use for all types of missions opportunities. They are also going to photograph all our pastors free and create an AP for us to access their pictures and contact information. I hope you will consider using them with your next pictorial directory. They offer all the state-of-the-art publicity tools to improve your website and social media presence, too. My prayer is that this partnership will be a “win-win” scenario for all of us. Please feel free to contact Faith or me with any thoughts or questions.
*Coalwood Community Meal-Mission Opportunity---Contact Jane Crouse to choose your month and menu and plan delivery (Cell) 704 473-1503 or (Email) firstname.lastname@example.org Subject COALWOOD MEALS
*2018 VBS : (The Association will receive a 15% commission on all orders placed through our Association up to 2 weeks after our VBS Clinic---will you consider ordering through our Association? Also, free shipping is available to all those located less than 20 miles from the Gastonia LifeWay store. Also free shipping to our Association Office—for you to pick up if greater than 20 miles away.)
*Starboard Christian Academy: A K-5 University-Model School. Starboard Christian Academy partners with families to impress Christ-centered Biblical values into the hearts of its students by providing a college-preparatory, academic program enriched with a Biblical worldview. Intentional time is gifted back to families so they may grow together in Christ, thereby confidently and courageously fulfilling God’s purpose for their lives. www.starboardchristian.com (2380 Lakeshore Rd S, Denver, NC 28037) Now enrolling for fall. (Located at Westport Baptist)