Our Hands-On Missions team supports local nursing homes, shut ins, and Hospice House patients with hand-made cards and care packages. This team also puts together personal hygiene care packages to support the Domestic Violence Program, Hope Mission Homeless Center, and Family Promise of Carteret County.
We have a team that travels to Ayden, NC a few times a month to work with NCPacks4Patriots. Our Hands-On Missions team makes cards for troops and bring them to NCPacks4Patriots where they are shipped overseas in care packages for deployed military personnel. We also help pack personal hygiene kits for soldiers in Combat duty that are distributed 2-3 times yearly.
Knitting and Prayer Shawl Ministry
Our Knitting Ministry hand-makes prayer shawls for those who have been hospitalized or are in recovery. They also knit lapghans made for local nursing home and oncology patients, as well as make children’s winter hats made for the local Head Start program.
Hurricane Relief Program
Our Hurricane Relief Program helps community members in need following a natural disaster. Our most recent project involved completing 25 buckets filled with hygiene items, tarps, mold killer, and other items necessary for post-hurricane cleanup.
Our Food Ministry hosts a monthly Buggy Day at the church, where we collect non-perishable food items to be distributed to local food pantries. This team also hosts local food drives that are sponsored by church members in their home neighborhoods. Food collected from these drives are also distributed to local food pantries and other community needs.
The Local Outreach Committee wrapped up their recent project - hand-sewn travel cases filled with personal care products and love from this church family. 50 were completed, boxed, and delivered to Croatan Ridge Nursing Home in Newport for their residents. Their Activity Director was thrilled to receive these and surprise the residents for Mother's Day. With the extra items that were received from our congregation and NCPacks4Patriots, another 45 smaller gift bags will be created and distributed to Carteret House Assisted Living in Newport next week. The generosity of this congregation is just amazing! Thank you so much to all who participated in this program and support Local Outreach!