REACHING OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY
We believe the church exists not simply for its own sake, but to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world. At Brookhaven Christian Church, we have made a conscious decision to identify certain partners in our local community and to establish a two way connection with them. We continually seek to develop an understanding of what is most important and most needed for our ministry partners and to work together in meeting those needs. Outreach is one way that we live out our mission at BCC to "Connect - Serve - Grow."
November Outreach Project - Thanksgiving Baskets for IOH
During November we will be preparing Thanksgiving baskets for Interfaith Outreach Home (IOH). IOH is a non-profit which provides safe, affordable transitional housing in a small apartment complex in Doraville for up to two years for working families committed to permanent self-sufficiency.
This year we will be collecting and delivering $100 worth of Walmart gift cards to each family, along with a bag of fresh produce. All gift cards and produce are due by Sunday November 24.
To participate in this project, click here or contact the church office and indicate the items you will bring by November 24. Questions? Contact Mary Margaret Heaton.
In addition, several BCC members have committed to preparing a meal for 20-25 residents on Thursday November 7, with set-up beginning at 6:30 pm. This is a meal opportunity that is served monthly during an evening life skills class.
To participate in this project, please contact Mary Margaret Heaton.
In other exciting news of note related to this ministry, IOH has been able to purchase the property they have leased since 1992. With this purchase, they are planning to relocate their offices and fellowship room on the property, making room for five more apartments to be built, which will bring the total to fifteen apartments serving families.
Angel Tree Gifts
It’s going to be Christmas in November when we put up the annual “Angel Tree” to benefit selected families in need in the BCC Child Development Center’s Georgia Pre-K program. Watch for the tree beginning Nov. 24 and then pick up one or more gift tags with a description of gifts requested. Bring your unwrapped gifts to the church office, along with the tag from the tree, no later than Sunday Dec. 15. Also, please be sure you have signed the clipboard next to the tree indicating the child/children you’re shopping for (or email Erin Blackwood in the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks to Diane Riddle for her leadership on this project.