Our Mission Outreach program is called HOPE: Helping Organizations Provide and Empower. HOPE reminds us that there are so many wonderful charitable organizations in our community that need our help, but more importantly, we are reminded that our hope is in The Lord.
Thanks to your generosity, our HOPE Carts Donation Station (located in the vestibule of Christ the King) has helped charitable organizations in our community receive supplies that are needed to carry out their work. The HOPE/MOMS Pantry List is published around the first of each month, and it has the most needed items for each organization. If an organization has an extended list of items, you can find a copy of that list HERE.
Want to find out more about the organizations we support?Our Connect page will link you to their websites and/or social media.
We are blessed to have parishioners act as liaisons between the groups and our mission. A liaison keeps us informed of the needs and upcoming events of an organization, they visit with parishioners who are interested in learning more about a group, and they often deliver items donated for their organization. We would love to have a liaison for Abba House.
THE THREE COMPONENTS OF HOPE
The first component of HOPE is our HOPE Carts that are located in the vestibule of Christ the King. These carts were previously used in our Honduras Warehouse, and we are thrilled that they continue to help our parish missions. After receiving a list of needs from our Mission Partners, donation lists are compiled each month. You can find the current HOPE List posted above the HOPE Carts, in the bulletin, and on our Mission website. If you would like to have the list emailed to you each month, sign up on FLOCKNOTE. Added bonus - you'll also receive the MOMS Pantry List.
The second component of HOPE is our projects. The Pandemic compelled us to think of things that can be done from home, and that was the inspiration for our two projects. Our HOPE Soap and HOPE Sacks are going strong - over 10,000 bars of HOPE Soap have been made, and we have distributed hundreds of the food sacks to organizations that help people who are experiencing food insecurity.
The third, and most important, component of HOPE is your prayers. Our HOPE program, the people we serve, and our partner organizations are always on our MOVE Prayer List, and urgent needs are added as they arise. We invite you to join us in prayer for this mission.
THE NEXT STEP
Want to get involved? Go HERE to learn more about this program and the charitable organizations that we support. Donation lists/needs and project instructions are also available. If you have questions about HOPE, or want to share your thoughts and/or ideas, please contact Betty Jo King at the CTK MOVE Office HERE.