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ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - Jackson, Mississippi

* "A Mouse in the House". This is a computer lab that serves both the community and the congregation. The lab is set up with six computer labs with high-speed internet access. Trained volunteers from the church offer after-school tutoring to students from neighboring schools. The students are referred through their school's administrators. Church members learn new skills during free computer classes. As a sideline to this, younger congregation members prepare and present computer-generated presentations during worship services.

ALL SAINTS EPICOPAL CHURCH - Tupelo, Mississippi

* "Saint's Brew and Outreach". What started in late 2007 as a “temporary” ministry to extend through the Lenten season and served four people in its first week of existence has continued ever since. “Saints’ Brew” has served nearly 69,000 meals (an average of 100 meals each morning between Monday and Friday) in just the last three and half years to individuals and families of varying backgrounds and life circumstances.

ARLINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - Arlington, Virginia

* An extensive "Without Walls" Mission Outreach program.
* Bagged meals for the local homeless program (ASPAN - Arlington Street People's Assistance Network).
* Cookies for the Kairos Prison Ministry.
* During the Christmas season, it has a Angel Tree and also provides a Christmas Eve Dinner for the homeless.
* English as a Second Language program.
* Food pantry.
* Parish nurse.
* Takes part in "Sole Fest" (collecting shoes for impoverished areas of the world.
* Youth take part in "Operation Teddy Bear", which is the collection of new and gently used stuff animals and other toys for orphanages in developing countries.



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BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH - Cherry Hills Village, CO

* "Be The Blessing Day" - Worship is cancelled. 700 church members joined in service to the community at more than 50 partner sites.

BRENTWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - Brentwood, Tennessee

* Church hosts a free, weekly "Career Transitions Support Group" that is open to all members of the community.
* Job Search Research Room - church has a room where participants of the group can come in to use a computer, office tools, and telephone during their job search.



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CALVARY EPISCOPAL CHURCH - Americus, Georgia

* Church was instrumental in opening the SAMA (Sumpter Area Ministerial Association) Food Pantry.
* There is a "Prayer Shawl Ministry".


CHRIST, PRINCE OF CHURCH - Ford City, Pennsylvania

* Church also has an extensive Health ministry with parish nurses. The parish nurses help individuals by Assessing the home bound for community resource needs, There are also support programs for dealing with grief. Also, they provide information on a health related problem, and offering health promotion programs.
* Volunteers are also available for friendly visits, help with insurance forms, caretaker relief, phone reassurance, bereavement visits, shopping for groceries, and transportation to medical appointments.


CHR-ST THE KING EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH - Centerville, Ohio

* adopted "The Castle" which is a non-profit day center for mentally ill adults in Centerville (suburb of Dayton). Church prepares and serves a meal to the members of the Castle every other month and stop by at other times to visit. Minister forwards member's prayer requests to church's prayer team.

CORPUS CHRISTI CATHOLIC CHURCH - Chatham, New Jersey

* "Faith in Action" is a ministry within the parish that provides interim assistance to our parishioners in need. Some of the services provided include rides to doctors, dentists, hospital out-patient, post office, supermarket, and meals.
* Provides Christmas In A Box.
* The church is also part of the Interfaith Hospitality network of Chatham, New Jersey.
* Works with the Morris Habitat For Humanity Affiliate.



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DALTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - Dalton, Massachusetts

* Covenant partner with the Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity affiliate.
* Free community meal once a month.
* "Local Nursing Home Ministry" consists of a group from the church that goes to the local nursing homes to hold a church service with songs, scripture, and short sermon for the residents.
* "Loaves And Fishes" is a community food pantry provided by the Church.
* "Scarlet Cord" is a free community clothing store offering house wares, shoes, and clothing from infants to adults. Over the course of the years, thousands of items have been given out. The ministry, which started in 2008, has been a blessing to many.


DAYSTAR CHURCH OF G-D - Bandon, Oregon

I am sorry to see that this church has been disbanded because the pastor had moved away but I want to keep it listed because of it's the great social ministries that it had. I learned of the closure in January, 2007. The last time I visited Bandon, Oregon in 2004, the church had a membership of less than three dozen members and a part-time minister. Even with this low number of membership, the church had a clothes closet, food bank, and a short-term housing ministry. These ministries were housed in two single-wide trailers behind the church.



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EAST HOWARD BAPTIST CHURCH - Biloxi, Mississippi

* Clothes Closet
* During it's relief work after Hurricane Katrina, the church expanded it's give away to bedding, dishes, eating utensils, cooking items, and toiletries.
* Food Pantry
* On Friday nights, the church provide a meal for the homeless and anybody else who needs one.


ENGLISH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH - Ellsworth, WI

* Free lunch is served on Saturday
* "Fresh Loaf Giveaway" - A few members bake fresh loaves of bread, and drop them off warm and smothered in butter to a motel across the street that serves as transitional housing between services.
* "Garage No Sale" - In October, the church hosts a Garge No Sale for the community where everything is FREE. The week before the No Sale the church collects Gently Used items such as clothing, household items, outdoor items, furniture, toys, seasonal decorations, kitchen ware, shoes, etc. Friday night is open to special invited guests and Saturday is open to the entire community.


EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION Prairie Village, Kansas

* Combatting Wage Theft with the "Kansas City Worker Justice Project" : Partnering with the Kansas City Worker Justice Project to provide free legal assistance to low-income workers who are victims of wage theft.
* "Mission Trips: Building Homes" : Sends a team of volunteers on at least one mission trip each year as part of our commitment to provide shelter and housing and to reach out to love and bless a world in need.
* "Saturday Miracle Free Breakfast" : Serving a FREE hot nutritious mouth watering breakfast every Saturday morning for members of it's community who are struggling financially.




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