PURPOSE: The focus of the Matthew 28 Ministry is two-fold. The first is to “serve the least”. The second is to “go”. Together, they make up the purpose of this ministry which is to go beyond the four walls of Greater Liberty into the community being of service to those who are less fortunate than we are.
Currently we have three main projects. 1) Provide Thanksgiving baskets for the needy in the community 2) Give book bags and supplies to children 3)Pass out tracks advancing the kingdom, providing guidance, and words of hope and encouragement. This is also an opportunity to invite people to our “home”.
The Matthew 28 Ministry is continuously reaching beyond the walls of Greater Liberty to be a positive influence in our community. We don’t always want to have our hand out asking for monetary or other donations.
VOLUNTEER DAY AT MATTHEW 25
Who or what is Matthew 25: Ministries?
Matthew 25: Ministries is a non-profit, international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization helping the poor and needy locally, regionally, nationally and internationally regardless of race, creed or political persuasion. Matthew 25: Ministries provides basic necessities, nutritional supplements, educational materials, micro-enterprise supplies and disaster relief across the US and worldwide.
Volunteers play an essential role in the work of Matthew 25: Ministries. The donated goods received must be sorted, counted, packaged, and put on pallets ready for shipment to various parts of the world. There is a job for everyone!
Matthew 28 is seeking opportunities to engage our congregation in giving some time and service to the community. Below is a list of activities the ministry is sponsoring. You may not be able to participate in all of them but we hope there is something that might spark your interest. If not, please feel free to offer comments and suggestions.
July 9th at 10:00 a.m. – First Step Home (directed by our own Margo Spence) 2211 Fulton Ave. we will be sorting and stacking items that have been donated to the facility.
July 28th from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 – Freestore Foodbank’s Customer Connection Center located at 112 E. Liberty St. The center will be hosting what is called Food Room Saturday. They are expecting about 300 customers between 10 a.m. and 1p.m. Volunteers will be stocking/restocking food and assisting customers. Volunteers *** must be at least 16 years old***. Everyone will have to register online at https://freestorefoodbank.volunteerhub.com/events/index or fill out a form on the 28th.
August 4th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Madisonville Annual Street Fest – we will have a booth and distribute school supplies.
Sept. 29th – 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Matthew 25 Ministries located at 11060 Kenwood Rd in Blue Ash. Typically this involves sorting of various items. Children are welcome. Consent forms are needed.
We are trying to schedule the Freestore Foodbank Distribution Center on Tennessee Ave, City Gospel Mission, and Lighthouse Sheakley Center for Youth. As activities are confirmed we will update the list and advise.
Please pray with us and participate as the spirit leads you.