SPC Ministries

Bridge Family Baskets Ministry

bfb-spc-websiteThe mission of Stockbridge Presbyterian Church is to help bridge the gaps in people’s lives — gaps between us and God; between family, friends, and neighbors; between us and our local community, and between us and a world in need. While we spend much of our time and effort reaching OUT to folks in Henry County and elsewhere, we also reach IN to those in our own congregation who are alone or may feel isolated.

The people who are part of the Bridge Family Baskets ministry meet twice monthly to create baskets and gifts that will be taken to our members who are hospitalized, sick, or homebound. The baskets are gorgeous and include notions and toiletries that folks need and appreciate — and each basket also includes a homemade, personalized blanket that reflects the recipient’s favorite things. Which means we’ve had Georgia Tech blankets, Georgia blankets, dog blankets, cat blankets, flowered blankets — the list is endless! Best of all, each basket is delivered by one or two BFB ministers who genuinely care, and will stay for a good visit with the one who’s stuck at home right now.  Come and be part of this ministry of caring by contacting Sue Scheer or Linda Roberts.

Card ministry

Since 2011, Stockbridge Presbyterian has maintained an active card ministry that began with 23 get-well cards mailed that March. It’s grown to the point where we now mail up to 100 cards a month to folks who are ill, facing surgery or recovering from it, searching for a job, or struggling with any number of situations that need prayer and some words of encouragement.

This ministry is coordinated by Peggy Chase, whose love and concern for our military has also led to regular cards and holiday packages being sent to those who serve our country both overseas and in the U.S. This is a labor-intensive ministry, but when Peggy receives a thank you note or letter of appreciation from someone who’s been helped by our outreach — well, it makes it all worth it. Plus, other churches are creating their own card ministries, modeled after ours: there are 2 starting up in in Pennsylvania, one in Alabama, and another in Statesboro, Georgia. You can assist in this ministry of caring by donating postage stamps and keeping us up-to-date on addresses, specific needs, and changes. Contact Peggy Chase if you’d like to help.

Goodness & Groceries

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Goodness and Groceries partners our church with Cotton Indian Elementary School, Smith Barnes Elementary School, and Stockbridge Middle School. Each Wednesday evening, we gather together to pack grocery sacks with non-perishable, easy to prepare food. The sacks are delivered to the schools and are disbursed to 120 children that have been identified by the principals, teachers, and counselors as students in need. They are provided with food on the weekends that supplement what is available in the home. Email our program coordinator, Betsy Sierra, for more information.

 

Joseph’s Pantry

Stockbridge Presbyterian Church’s year-round food ministry to under-resourced residents of Henry County. Joseph’s Pantry operates on Wednesday mornings by appointment, and individuals are eligible to receive food once every six months. We supply dry goods and also a voucher for fresh foods, including milk, fruit, and meat, from our grocery partner, Food Depot. People in need should call the church office at (770) 474-7777 and speak to Linda for an appointment.

 

Donations Needed

We are collecting travel size toiletries for our G&G kids, who attend Stockbridge Middle School. The items needed are:

  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Brushes
  • Combs
  • Wash Clothes

There will be a box located in the Narthex for your donations, and also in the back left corner of the Fellowship Hall. Thank you for your amazing generosity!

Seasonal Ministries

Stockbridge Presbyterian Church hosts several seasonal ministries including Christmas Baskets, a Live Nativity, and Vacation Bible School. Contact the church office for more information.

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