Monthly Food Drive for Dallas/High Shoals Christian Social Ministry
This month they are requesting the following items:
* Mac & Cheese
* Beanie Weenies
They also need clean, used grocery bags and will take gently used clothing donations.
Monthly Mission Emphasis
In addition to collecting non-perishable good items for the Dallas/High Shoals Christian Social Ministry, each month OSLC emphasizes a different ministry with opportunities for the congregation to engage with it through prayer, service, and giving. Each of these organizations bears witness to the love and mercy of God.
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews is a worldwide organization supporting Israelis in Israel as well as those scattered around the world. Their work centers around three areas: Guardians of Israel, Isaiah 58, and on Wings of Eagles. Consider praying for their safety and giving financially to help them overcome the anti-Semitism and for assistance with their daily needs. Cash or check donations can be made at church - please write "IFCJ" on the memo line of the check.
Dallas/High Shoals Christian Ministry is an agency of United Way of Gaston County in Dallas. They assist people/families in crisis in the Dallas area with utility bills, food, and medication as well as development (self-improvement) opportunities. The annual Chicken 'N Dumplin' Feast sponsored by the Men's Groups of the Dallas Area Churches benefits this organization every year.
Lutheran World Relief is a worldwide organization in partnership with Lutheran World Federation/Food Bank. Their goal is to help people help themselves toward sustainable food security.
Lutheran Camps in NC: Agape, Kure Beach, Lutheridge, Lutherock. Each of these has year round camping available for individuals, and families.
Habitat for Humanity is a worldwide organization with a chapter in Gaston County. While a vital role of Habitat is still building new homes, they’ve expanded their focus to include repairs and other services in order to serve more families.
Jungle Aviation and Radio Service (JAARS). Since 1948, JAARS has existed to make Bible translation and language development possible–especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth.
Salvation Army is a worldwide organization with a transforming message of Jesus to the hurting, broken, lonely, disposed and lost people. The local Gastonia chapter gives practical help and has a summer camp for young people.
Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC) of Gaston County is a nonprofit organization of committed Christians sharing gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed as tangible needs are addressed for those with a crisis pregnancy. A WALK FOR LIFE is hosted every year on the 2nd Friday in September. There are 5 campuses with the North campus being in our old church parsonage, 717 Gastonia Technology Pkwy., Dallas, NC. 28034.
CROP Hunger Walk, Dallas chapter, is scheduled 3rd Sunday in October.
Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world: victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s Love through His Son, Jesus Christ as the gospel is shared by word and deed. now distributing and collecting Operation Christmas Child boxes that will be delivered (along with others around the world.) The congregation is encouraged to take a box (available from church or use a shoe box) and (1)
fill it with (2) a WOW toy such as doll, soccer ball with pump, or stuffed animal (3) Other gifts as: fun toys, hygiene items and school supplies, (4) $7 to transport your box, (5) Pray for the boy or girl who will receive the box, (6) Decide if the box is for a boy or girl and what age range and attach the sticker to the box and (7) Drop off the box at the church any Sunday through October.
Kid's Alive is a Christ-centered mission dedicated to rescuing orphans and vulnerable children – meeting their spiritual, physical, educational, and emotional needs. All of the children in their care were orphaned, abandoned, or abused, living on the streets, and victims of poverty, disease, or war. These children are rescued – one at a time – and enrolled into one of our Children’s Homes, a Care Center, or School Program that is best suited to the care they need. They are currently reaching children in 14 countries with the redeeming love of Christ. OSLC sponsors 2 school age children with monthly support for their school needs. They live in the jungle of Papua New Guinea, Hauna Village with their own families. At special times money is sent for them to access the Treat Fund. We encourage prayer for them and also monetary support for their needs. Money can be contributed as you give a check written to Our Saviour and write KAI on the memo line.