OUTREACH

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

We recognize that we live in a community of people from all walks of life, and aim to do ministry that can love and serve people well.

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

MISSION ITEMS

Click on the tabs below to check out the requested items from local collection organizations for each month of the year:

Local Food Pantry: flavored oatmeal packets, cold cereal, hot chocolate

Shepherd of the Streets: diapers, wipes, baby shampoo

Local Food Pantrysaltine crackers, chunky soups, chicken noodle soup, fruit snacks

Shepherd of the Streetsshampoo, deodorant

Local Food Pantrytea bags (regular flavor), spaghetti sauce, and pasta (any shape)

Shepherd of the Streetsgel shaving cream, disposable razors, feminine hygiene products

Local Food Pantrycake mixes, frosting, juice/juice boxes, mac & cheese

Shepherd of the Streets: bar soap, deodorant, combs

Local Food Pantrycanned tuna fish, peanut butter, jelly

Shepherd of the Streets: diapers, wipes, baby bath

Local Food Pantrypudding, Jell-O, granola bars, Manwhich

Shepherd of the Streets: toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss

Local Food Pantry: Hamburger Helper, canned vegetables, salad dressing

Shepherd of the Streets: Q-tips, combs, deodorant

Local Food Pantryketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, microwave popcorn 

Shepherd of the Streets: shampoo, conditioner, towels, washcloths

Local Food Pantrycanned fruits, Kool-Aid, Oodles of Noodle

Shepherd of the Streets: diapers, wipes, bar soap

Local Food Pantrycoffee, black tea, powdered milk, sugar canned milk

Shepherd of the Streets: gel shaving cream, disposable razors, toilet paper

Local Food Pantryfruit snacks, mac & cheese, chunky soup, tomato soup

Shepherd of the Streets: toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss

Local Food Pantryspaghetti sauce, pasta (all shapes), Hamburger Helper, Jell-O, pudding

Shepherd of the Streetsdeodorant, diapers (all sizes), wipes, baby shampoo

Donations can be placed in the bins near the Ross St. entrance of the (FEC) or the Market St. entrance of the (CLC).

Contact: Ben Conrad, Director of Connections

people serving food in a  kitchen

FIRST NIGHT

Wednesdays, 5:00 PM | (CLC) Stryker Hall

This indoor, sit-down meal experience for anyone in the community who wishes to participate. This will involve eating together in community, then moving onto a time of worship, prayer, communion, and spiritual education using personal lessons and videos.

If you are interested in serving in meal preparation, cooking, meal distribution, or clean-up, reach out to Michael.

Contact: Michael Glazier, College and Care Minister

cots set up in a row

CODE BLUE

2025 Dates TBD | 604 Market St

From January to March, First Church opens its doors to offer warm food and shelter to anyone in need. The shelter is open from 9 PM to 7 AM daily. If you are seeking this resource, please arrive to the front doors by the fountain at 9 PM.

The Code Blue Team wants to express their gratitude for everyone who has served and prayed over the last few weeks. Would you continue to be in prayer for the volunteers and guests utilizing Code Blue? 

Contact: John Best, Acts Network Leader

Three people removing shrubs at TRANSFORM mission week.

August 5 – 9, 2024

TRANSFORM is our city-wide mission experience where we seek to serve those in need, build relationships, and bless our community through construction projects and work with local nonprofits.

Contact: Ben Conrad, Director of Connections

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Dwell Orphan Care exists to support foster and adoptive families in Lycoming County, PA and beyond, so that children have a safe, loving, forever home in which to dwell.

Expectations provides a variety of pregnancy and relationship services to expectant mothers and fathers. These services include pregnancy testing program, ultrasound program, healthy pregnancy classes, labor and birth courses, healthy marriage/relationship program, adoption education, and other programs to assist parents.

Family Promise of Lycoming County (FPLC) equips families to break the cycle of homelessness. They seek a society in which every family has a safe home, a sustainable livelihood, and the opportunity to build a better future for themselves and their community. 

In Ghana, children as young as three are enslaved in the fishing industry, forced to do hard and dangerous work to earn a profit for their masters.  IJM works to free these children and to bring those in the slave trade to justice.

Shepherd of the Streets is often the first responder for persons in financial need. The ministry provides for: clinical pastoral counseling, bedding and hygiene items, medical transportation assistance, medical, dental, and visual assistance referrals