Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, 16 and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?
– James 2.15-16
Threshold is sending out a special call to serve from now through Sunday, November 21! During the holidays there are so many who need our help, really, now more than ever. And we can’t help them all, but we MUST help who we can – we who have the treasure of a relationship with Christ are rich beyond measure.
We urge you to have a look at the following ministries who need our help and prayerfully consider which one or ones God is calling you to be a part of during this holiday season and perhaps, beyond.
For hands-on volunteers who would like to sign up online, please click VOLUNTEER NOW
You may bring donations to church through November 21. We’ll have a collection area close to the Info Table.
And for friends and readers who do not attend Threshold but would like to help – i love you guys – you are welcome to make a GIFT ONLINE. If you don’t hang out at Threshold but live in the area, you are welcome to join us on any project.
ROOM IN THE INN
We are excited to partner with Room in the Inn and the Y to offer homeless people a warm, safe place to sleep, 3 meals (dinner, breakfast and bag lunch) plus transportation to and from the Y! We have signed up for the following dates: December 18 & 25, January 15 & 29, February 19 & 26 and March 19 & 26.
beds [air mattresses], blankets, and linens for 12
bottled water, coffee, tea [hot & cold]
travel sized shampoo, soap and other toiletries
volunteers to cook/setup/stay the night
volunteers to drive van/accompany van driver
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Did you know that 8 MILLION CHILDREN received your shoe boxes last year! That means 8 million children also heard about the love of Jesus Christ – and all who filled a shoebox were a part of that!
filled shoeboxes [directions for packing shoeboxes can be found online]
volunteers to work at processing center on nov 30 – dec 9 has been filled!
[must be 13 or older to work at processing center]
Common Cupboard exists to equip people to serve their neighbors in need. Every Thanksgiving, Common Cupboard delivers turkey dinners for families who are struggling. The goal for this year is 350 dinners! [1200 -1500 people!]
turkeys, canned green beans, cream of mushroom soup, corn, cranberry sauce, bags of stuffing, Jello, fruit cocktail, sweet potatoes, cake mixes, pie mixes, pie shells, and/or donations to the cupboard [donate online or mail to:
Common Heart, PO Box 2761, Indian Trail, NC 28079]
packing and delivery volunteers on saturday morning November 20
[delivery volunteers can be a family including kids]
GIFTS OF WARMTH
Threshold has been working with Clara’s House of Love for years serving homeless people. A mere $5.00 will provide someone with a blanket or sweatshirt to help keep them stay warm in the winter. We have cards available to go w/the donations – ‘a gift of warmth was given in your name.’ It makes a great gift for teachers/neighbors/friends. Cards will be available through November 21.
We are also accepting donations of warm hats, gloves, scarves, etc. You can bring your donations to Threshold. We’ll have a collection area around the Info Table.
A BRUSH WITH KINDNESS
Threshold has begun a new ministry that is similar to THDserve: appalachia in that we will help people in need, in our local community. People who need assistance with exterior home repairs. The scope of the projects will be simple in hopes that we can complete an entire project in a single weekend.
core planning team members [help find, plan, implement projects]
meals for workers
building materials, paint brushes, paint, etc.
lowes or home depot gift cards
help finding people in need