Our next GPC mission service event at the Neighborhood Table will be held on Thursday, December 9 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.
The Neighborhood Table, founded and organized as a part of the Roots of Faith Ministry, is a free community dinner in Sharpsburg. It is not a soup kitchen or a handout, but a place for the Sharpsburg community to gather to support, encourage, and serve one another in the name of Jesus Christ. GPC members serve dinners there to approximately 100-150 people on the second Thursday of every month.
Through participating in this ministry, GPC members have been greeting, meeting, serving, and eating with the Sharpsburg community, and have had the opportunity to get to know our neighbors, their families, and their stories.
How can you help? Consider the following opportunities:
- Volunteering as a server – We meet at Roots of Faith Ministry for the Neighborhood Table in Sharpsburg (800 Main Street, Sharpsburg, PA 15215) at 5:30 PM and leave at 7:15 PM. We need about 12 to 16 people each month to help with the dinner. Parents, this is one of a handful of organizations that will allow children to serve others. We welcome all – sign up in the narthex or contact Duane McDonough if you can help greet, meet, serve, and eat with our neighbors in Sharpsburg.
- Donating Giant Eagle gift cards to help defray the cost of meals for the Neighborhood Table. One $25 Giant Eagle gift card feeds 10 people … that’s right … 10 people … PLUS you get to keep the Fuel Perks. Place your Giant Eagle gift cards in an envelope marked “Attn: Lois Cridge – The Neighborhood Table” and mail the stamped envelope to the church office or place it in the offering plate. These Giant Eagle gift cards will be considered extra giving and will be included in your GPC year-to-date account statements.
We are thankful for the many people who are working together to help feed hungry people in our local communities. The Giant Eagle Express in Harmarville is excited to be working with GPC in this ministry and to know that their food is helping others. GPC in turn is thankful to our team leaders Duane and Linda McDonough, Diana and Henry Long, Jimmy Martin, our many volunteers, the GPC Deacons and the GPC Mission and Outreach Ministry who gave monetary donations. We are thankful that God is guiding us.
Being a Christian brings with it the duty and the privilege of a lifetime of service. Service allows us to practice doing what Jesus would do. It connects us to those we serve and gives us a kind of satisfaction that self-interest can never offer. It should be motivated by love.