Here at Harrison we encourage you to get involved in a service opportunity, be it one of the ministries that is sponsored by our Missions team, or any other ministry that you have a passion for. The Missions team sponsors and partners with ministries on a local, national and international level with the goal of serving those in need by being the hands and feet of Jesus.
Backpack Ministry – you can donate food for this ministry or help with packing the backpacks, which are distributed through Pineville and Sterling Elementary Schools. Click here for the list of items to donate. Contact: Kevin and Beth Harris
Beds Equal Dreams – a homegrown ministry to build beds for children in our local communities. You can help build the beds at one of our build-a-bed events, donate a bedding kit or help to distribute the beds. Contact: Beds Equal Dreams
Charlotte Rescue Mission – a Christ-based program for men recovering from addictions. The men of Harrison Church serve breakfast the 1st Sunday of every month. Contact: Wallace Hutchinson
Dove’s Nest – the women’s branch of the Charlotte Rescue Mission. Every Sunday we transport a group of ladies to and from the 9:45 a.m. worship service. Also, a group of Harrison ladies run a crafts workshop on Wednesday mornings at Dove’s Nest. To volunteer to be a part of this ministry, contact Ron Sheppard (Sunday transportation) or Lauren Worsham (crafts).
English as a second language – ESL is a community outreach program for international adults who want to learn the English language and American culture in a Christian setting. Classes are broken into four levels of skill and study. In addition to teaching English skills, devotions are encouraged. Please CLICK HERE to learn more and REGISTER.
Haiti (international mission) – Harrison Church sponsors a school in Cap Haitian, College John Wesley and offers the opportunity to travel to the school on an annual basis. We also have a medical mission at the same school. For more information contact Patsy Sheppard.
Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry – During the coronavirus pandemic we are operating a mobile pantry on Harrison Church campus once a week on Thursdays from 10:00 – 11:00. If you know of anyone in need please suggest that they contact loavesandfishes.org and get a referral so they may then pick up groceries at the mobile pantry.
We are not asking for general donations at this time since boxed food for distribution arrives on the mobile pantry truck, however there is a strong need for donations of canned tuna, canned chicken, and canned pasta for the boxes we give out. These items may be dropped off on Thursdays between 10:00 and 11:00 during the mobile pantry. Financial donations to Loaves & Fishes are also greatly appreciated. THANK YOU for your support of the food pantry!
Red Bird Mission (Kentucky) – serving a mission of the United Methodist Church in a very poor rural area of eastern Kentucky, Harrison Church sponsors a mission trip in April each year. To find out more about Red Bird Mission you can visit the website www.rbmission.org Contact: Bob Gourlay
If you would like additional information or want to find out how to become apart of our missions ministries, please feel free to reach out to the contacts. We look forward to you volunteering and appreciate your valuable time!
Other Giving Opportunities
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