Outreach and Missions

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Jesus gives us a mission to go and make disciples, to serve.  He sends us out into the world with a mission. So for us mission is about partnering with God in His redemptive work in the world.  We aspire to be part of what God is already doing.

We believe that sharing the love of Christ means meeting people where they are and making sure their basic needs are met.  We do this through hands on mission work both locally and internationally, as well as by supporting long-term missionaries.  As the Body of Christ we aim to be where we believe Jesus would be, where God is at work.

 

DISCIPLE’S FOOD PANTRY

exist to feed the hungry.  They assist 60-80 local families each Tuesday (10-12, 4-6) as they provide 88,000 items to the hungry each year.  As the cost of food rises, and the need for assistance increases, this becomes more of a challenge.lightstock_61323_xsmall_user_2512978

You can join WPC in supporting this ministry by contributing items to
the food pantry.  You can bring items to our church office or directly to the Food Pantry (located at Asbury Methodist Church on 149 S. Main in Woodstown).

The following items are needed: pasta and sauce, mac and cheese, canned items such as pasta, tuna, meats, vegetable and fruits, soups, beans, rice, potatos, PB&J, cerea
l, canned milk, tea, jellp/pudding, toilet paper, broths, hot chocolate, cookies/crackers, stuffing, gravies, hamburger helper, pasta mixes, pop corn, pancake mix/syrup, coffee, soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, baking items, hot cereal, juices, detergent, sugar, salt, spices.

GET INVOLVED IN MISSION

Our church is involved in 11702705_10204623267157820_7746753866486388269_nmany local missions, which often happen through our Life Groups.  For current information on local missions or start a new mission opportunity click here.

WPC also focuses on international mission in partnership with La Iglesia Evangelica Menonita Central in San Juan, Dominican Republic.  We travel down to San Juan, DR each year to work with the local church in sharing the Gospel through love and action. To receive more information, or to join the Summer 2017  Dominican Republic Mission Trip   click here to fill out a form.  Keep scrolling down to learn about our ministry partner, Buen Samaritano (an orphanage in the DR) and how to sponsor a child.

 

SANDWICHES OF HOPE

Sandwiches of HopeSandwiches of Hope is a fantastic outreach opportunity for all ages! It all started with one individual and his love for God’s people. Don started this ministry from his own kitchen and has since then been able to partner with a few churches and a handful of individuals. Don brings a 100+ sandwiches EVERY FRIDAY to Bridgeton to handout. If there are no volunteers signed up for a Friday, Don will make all the sandwiches himself! Our church has committed to every third Friday, but Don can always use help! Don would also appreciate donations of :

Brown Paper Lunch Bags,  Ziploc Sandwich Bags (NOT snack size bags),  Any Kind Of Wrapped Candy,  Mayonnaise,  Mustard ,  White Paper Napkins, Used Plastic Grocery Bags,  Occasionally, Home Made Cookies Of The Chocolate Chip Kind, Sugar Cookies, Molasses Cookies, ETC

Volunteers will go to Aldine Methodist Church to make the sandwiches at 1:00pm and will distribute the sandwiches n Bridgeton at Bethany Grace at 3:30pm.

To Get Involved Please Contact : info@woodstownchurch.com

                      HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A PERSON TO OVERSEE OUR HABITAT WORK DAYS.  If you have a passion for serving through building please email info@woodstownchurch.com

Individuals must be 16 years old to participate with a signed parental consent form. Individuals under 18 years old can not use power tools. An adult volunteer wavier/policy and minor wavier/policy will need to be completed prior to working. Please complete and return the volunteer waivers/policies.***Please visit this website for more information on OSHA Safety guidelines: www.freeoshainfo.com .The courses are not required but it would be greatly appreciated if the volunteers went over some of the recommended courses.  When volunteering you may pack a lunch for the build site.  The typical work day on the build site begins around 8:30-9 and ends around 3:30 or 4 with a break provided around the middle of the day.

Acceptable attire is as follows:

-sneakers or work boots

-jeans or work pants

-t-shirts and hoodies

*No accessories or jewelry that can be caught or pulled on equipment or materials. Clothing you don’t mind getting dirty or possibly ruined.

To get involved contact : info@woodstownchurch.com

SPONSOR A CHILD TODAY!

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One of our mission partners is an orphanage in the Dominican Republic, just outside of San Juan de la Maguana in a city called Valle Juelo you will find 21 loving kids and 2 incredible parents at a Home called Buen Samaritano (The Good Samaritan).  Check them out by visiting their Facebook page!

We have a wonderful opportunity for you to have a lasting impact on a child’s life through WPC’s  sponsorship program for the children of Buen Samaritano.  Sponsoring a child will allow the child the opportunity to reach their full potential for a brighter and healthier future. We encourage Sponsors to communicate and get to know their Sponsored Child through letters, emails, birthday/ holiday cards and more!
Your tax-deductible contribution of $30 a month will profoundly change a child’s quality of life and future!
CLICK HERE to become a sponsor or to receive more information.

 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”   ~1 John 3: 16-18