WAYS TO SERVE & GIVE

Here is a current list of opportunities to serve the community through donations and volunteer opportunities.


Refugee Ministry

We are assisting with the resettlement of legal refugee families fleeing persecution and violence. To learn more about Refugee Ministry or join our Ministry Team, contact Mike, jkttraveller@yahoo.com

Furniture Delivery Team

Volunteers are needed to help with pickup and delivery of donated furniture and other items for our refugee families. If you have a strong-ish back and/or a truck and are interested in joining our team, please contact Hal, framptkx@gmail.com

Vehicles Needed

Donating reliable used vehicles helps our families become self-sufficient as they resettle in our area. Please contact Mark, marksturges@comcast.net, to learn more about how to donate a vehicle. 

Furnishings Needed (Updated 9.21.21)

We are currently looking for these items in new or great condition...


1) Queen Bed Frame               4) Area Rug 8 x 10  or 9 x 12

2) Couches & Chairs                5) Dining Room Table & Chairs

3) Twin Bed Frame                   


Please contact Jeanne, majiedw1@comcast.net, if you have a potential donation. And please don't deliver furniture to the church!


West Virginia Mission Trip, November 25-27

Spend Thanksgiving returning thanks to God by serving others. Experience is not required. Contact Sue Ellen Kinser skinser@greenwichpres.org.


Food Collection

We collect food for local distribution on Sundays in the lobby & weekdays in our church office. We are also currently seeking additional volunteers to deliver food to distribution centers a couple of times a month. Contact Eric to learn more about this critical ongoing ministry, ebeckman@greenwichpres.org.

 

Suggested Items: Cereal (low sugar), Pasta Sauce & Noodles, Canned Vegetables & Beans, Canned & Pre-packaged Fruit (low-sugar), Boxed Mac & Cheese, Canned Chicken & Tuna, Cooking Spray & Oil, Canned Soup, Individual Snacks for Kids (chips, cookies, fruit snacks, etc.).

*We are also collecting fresh vegetables with our Plant-a-Row for the Hungry effort!


Kalay Oxygen Relief Project

Myanmar (Burma) is in the midst of monumental challenges with an escalating civil war, the COVID-19 crisis, and resulting economic collapse. After the military coup in February 2021, the government has effectively shut down, including most public hospitals. People are desperately trying to find oxygen to care for their family and friends suffering and dying from COVID at home. Local organizations in Myanmar (Burma) are trying to build oxygen production facilities to help with the demand and prepare for ongoing COVID care for the next few years. Partnering with other individuals, organizations, and churches, Farthest Corners hopes to help raise the support needed for an oxygen plant and other aid to the people of Kalay.

To learn more or give, visit farthestcorners.org/give

 


Hurricane Ida Relief

In the immediate aftermath of natural disasters like hurricanes and flooding, we support Christian ministries that are working with local churches and coordinating with government agencies to offer strategic support to victims. If you would like to offer financial support, two trusted organizations already on the ground in Louisiana are Samaritan's Purse and Eight Days of Hope. Our mission committee will also consider a potential short-term mission project to join with relief efforts in the coming months. 

 


Shelter Meals

We regulary prepare and serve homemade meals at our local shelter. If you would like to help with preparation and delivery, follow the link below or contact Karen & James, kjbrbin@gmail.com


Next Meal: TBD



Campus Stewards & Home Projects

Greenwich is blessed with dedicated volunteers as Campus Stewards, whose donations of time, skill, and energy help to offset some of our maintenance costs. We also do minor home maintenance, cleanup, groundskeeping, and repair projects for members of the community in need, when they cannot physically accomplish what is needed in their home. 

 

If you would like to help with with some small hands-on projects or groundskeeping, please contact Mike, bg.mikesimms@gmail.com


Prayer Team

The starting point for our mission efforts is acknowledging that God is in control. Every member of our church is called to turn our hearts and our minds toward the Lord in prayer. Check out our Prayer Page for prayer resources and information about our daily Zoom Prayer Team and Prayer Warrior Email List.


Blessing Bags

We prepare hundreds of gift bags each year for homeless men and women, victims of domestic abuse, and others in need.  Blessing bags are prepared by small groups from Greenwich and delivered by the Good News Community Kitchen.  The bags contain hygiene products, food gift cards, along with seasonal needs such as socks, hats, gloves and hand/toe warmers.  Each bag always holds a Gospel of John. Through this ministry we seek to be the hands of Jesus, putting His love into action. If you are interested in participating with us, see Diana, dianakv@verizon.net.


Community Service Quilting

Come and join us while we use our talents to bring warmth to others! The quilting group is for anyone interested in learning the art of quilting. Bring your project to work on and participate in creating community service quilts for babies, nursing homes, soldiers, Youth for Tomorrow, and other organizations. There are also special presentations, community quilting projects, and field trips to quilt stores.  Contact Lisa to learn more, bikelshouse@gmail.com.


Other Projects


Disaster Relief - Sending short-term mission teams relief supplies and to areas hardest hit by natural disasters. Contact Mike, bg.mikesimms@gmail.com. 


Woodchucks - Splitting, delivering, & stacking wood for members of the community in need. Contact Danny, marshalldr@rocketmail.com.


Operation Christmas Child - We are a collection site for the Samaritan's Purse shoebox ministry to bless children around the world with the message of Christ. To help, contact Kathleen, framptkx@gmail.com.