Service Opportunities

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NEW!! - Interyear Fellowship Meal Need

Interyear Fellowship offers post-college kids a “gap year” experience through an internship in a local non-profit. During this time IYF ministers to them and helps build their skills and provides clarity for their futures.

Need: People willing to provide a dinner meal for 5 adults. Stop by and drop it off or stay and join them!

For more information contact Tim Bomgardner 423.444.9177

NEW!! -- Provide Food Through ARCH

Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness or ARCH, in downtown Johnson City, seeks to provide our area homeless with shelter and food. They need help securing a consistent source of supply for food donations. Would  your church be willing to partner with ARCH in this critical area of need?

Questions or for more information contact Doug Murray at 423.928.2724 or doug@appalachianhomeless.org

Serving JC's Inner-city Youth through LXI

LXI ministers to youth in downtown Johnson City and they are rolling out a new ministry program called Launch!

The heart of Launch is to see JC’s urban youth launched into God’s calling for their lives through providing opportunities for them to explore their interests, strengths, and passions. LXI will be surrounding these youth with adults who can share their passions, strengths and talents in an effort to expose them and develop them.

Volunteers are needed to teach life skills classes, share hobbies, open up their homes, provide food, and be a relational presence in the life of an inner-city youth.

Please contact Gretchen Allie Brewer (gretchen@movelxi.com) to serve with Launch!

Provide Diapers for Seasons of Hope

Seasons of Hope exists to help young people and families who are not eligible for services from other agencies. They operate a diaper pantry called Bundles of Hope. How to help?

1. Donate:  size 4,5,6 diapers and pull ups; wipes (drop off items at Summit Leadership Foundation).

2. Host a Diaper Drive. This involves placing a bin (they provide) at a location for a month and having people donate various sizes of diapers or wipes. They will Pick up the bin at month’s end. They are looking for church locations to host the bins.

Have questions? Contact Stacee Pate, Drives Director, at spate.seasonsofhopetn@gmail.com

Help teach and disciple middle schoolers

By His Blood Ministries is a Mobilization Network partner church in Johnson City who is looking for older more mature Christian believers to volunteer to help teach and disciple their 13-16 year olds.

When?   Mondays @ 6:00 pm.  127 Garden Dr. Johnson City, TN

For more information call Scott Parker: 423-946-1803

Youth Villages - The Foster Child 30 day Prayer Challenge

The Prayer Challenge is for local churches to agree, for a 30 day period, to pray for an individual child who is in foster care to be placed in a loving home.

Churches will be provided with a photo prayer card which includes a profile of the selected child. Multiple cards for the selected child can be made available to a church for greater prayer coverage. Will your church accept the challenge?

Questions or interested?  Contact Bonnie Merryman-Peters  @ 423.283.6527 or  bonnie.merrymanpeters@youthvillages.org  

 

Become a "Safe Family" through Bethany Christian Services

Safe Families is a program from Bethany where regular families receive training from Bethany to provide respite care for a child of a family who has no support. The majority causes for hostings are eviction/relocation or medical stays.

So, if foster care seems overwhelming, but yet your heart is being pulled to help in some way, this may be a prefect option.  Those interested in finding out more or having someone come and give a presentation about Safe Families contact Amy Greene 423.782.9345  agreene@bethany.org

Towels needed for Season's of Hope

Seasons of Hope helps families who fall between the cracks of other local service providers. As part of their recent Pillow Project, they were looking for specific donations relating to bedding. The item they received the least of was towels. They only received 8 towels of their 50 goal.

Need:  Towels.

If your church would like to help or you have questions about this need contact Stacee Pate, Drives Director, at spate.seasonsofhopetn@gmail.com

Visiting Elderly and Lonely at Agape Rehabilitation Center

Volunteers are needed at the Agape Nursing Center in Johnson City to visit  those that do not have regular visitors. Participants need to be over 18 years of age. The goal is for weekly visits of 30-90 minutes with a matched resident. Participants can see the resident by themselves or with another person.

Those interested should contact Alan Evans, Chaplain, at 423.975.2000 ex.1403 or at alndoll1982@gmail.com

Volunteer at Habitat's ReStore

Habitat for Humanity operates the ReStore located at 3201 Kimberly Court in Johnson City. ReStores sell household items, furniture, building supplies, etc. at a discounted price with the proceeds funding their housing and repair programs. There is always a need for volunteers to help load, unload, sort, price, etc. To volunteer at Johnson City ReStore go to this link:

http://donate.holstonhabitat.org/campaigns/2135-johnson-city-restore-volunteer

Take One Prison Transitional Ministry

Take One, a TDOC initiative, seeks to use churches to help improve public safety by helping ex-offenders find their way into a new, productive and crime-free life. Churches are asked to mentor one returning offender and their family for one year. Churches interested in finding out more can go to www.tn.gov/correction/article/tdoc-rehabilitation-take-one

Or contact Steve Baldwin locally at stevebaldwin1953@gmail.com