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Ways To Give

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James 4:13-15

13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”

Time

We know how little time there seems to be in a day, so we are very thankful for the people who voulenter their time to help us and the people in the community. Time is a precious gift.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

Talent?

Talent

Everyone has a talent, and if you have a talent that you want to use to help us we will be able to make that happen.

  •  We have people who can sing, so they sing for us during worship on Sunday morning.
  • We have a photographer that will take pictures to post on the website or do family photos for clients.
  • We have artist who paints walls or pictures that we hang in our building
  • We have builders who build bathrooms at our ministry and showers.

If you have a talent that you’d like to share, just let us know and we’d be happy to have you.

1 Peter 4:10-11 NIV

10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 
11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
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Treasure

Treasure is something that you hold value too, or that you see as valuable. The first thing that would come to mind is money, always money. But other things could count as treasure as well; for a child, it might be a toy, for a teenager it could be clothes or shoes, for an adult it could be some furniture.

We don’t want to take your treasured items, but if there is something that you have that you don’t want or don’t use, we hope that you would think of us before you get rid of it or throw it in the trash.

Luke 12:34

34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

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Donate

One of the best ways to give your treasures is to donate things like clothes, furniture, food, or other things laying around that you don’t use but could be useful to someone else. Food is always welcomed as long as it is not expired or opened. Clothes should not have any holes or stains on them, but look nice (and washed before brought in if possible). We have a lot of children that come to the pantry, so toys are also welcomed as long as they are not damaged.

Matthew 19:21

21 Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

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Tithe Donation

If you’re not sure what to donate, money is always a good option as well. We use the money that is donated to buy food, pay rent, and help people in need.