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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Support Vibrant Ministry

September 21st, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is Supporting Vibrant Ministry.

Jesus had a support system during His earthly ministry. It’s found in Luke chapter 8 as Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God.

The Twelve were with him, and also some women, who were helping to support them out of their own means. Mark 15:41 adds that these women followed Jesus and cared for the needs of Jesus.

There are various ways to support churches and ministries who spread the Gospel with integrity and enthusiasm: Prayer, Words of Encouragement, Financial Assistance, Volunteering and Hospitality.

In Philippians 4:16, the Apostle Paul told the church, “You sent me aid more than once when I was in need….I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied.” This is how ministries can be refreshed by the support of God’s people.

Supporting Vibrant Ministry is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk


Unto Open House (humanitarian ministry of Cru)

June 10th, 2022 No comments

Jeff & Kelly Sammons are hosting an open house at the Unto Global Logistics Center at 1506 Quarry Rd in Mount Joy. Tentative tour times are 6:00 and 6:45.

Unto works with Cru missionaries around the world to enhance their ministry with humanitarian aid. The aid is received, packed, and then shipped from the logistics center. We are always in need of volunteers of all ages and abilities. Come see how individuals, families, and groups can get involved or how you can partner with the Sammons as they join Unto as missionary staff. Please call or text Kelly Sammons at 717-669-7902 with questions or to let us know you’re coming. We are providing a light supper.

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Spring Volunteer Work Day

April 6th, 2022 No comments

Looking for great opportunity to volunteer as an individual, family, small group, youth group or Sunday School Class?

Look no further! Plan to come and help prepare our facilities and grounds for all of the summer camp fun that is headed our way! Projects will include trail and campsite cleanup, mulching, pool maintenance, painting, firewood splitting, and more! This is a family friendly way to volunteer. Arrive at 8:00 am. Light breakfast treats will be available and everyone is invited for a delicious free lunch to follow!

Please consider signing up to help at this year’s Spring Work Day at Kenbrook.

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Current Opportunities To Support Our Community

May 1st, 2020 No comments

Looking for ways to support our community during our current pandemic?

Check out this list of opportunities:

Give Blood
Help save lives by donating blood through the American Red Cross. Please schedule an appointment to donate.
Click Here to find a Blood Drive


Donate Supplies to LG Health
A community drive-through COVID-19 Donation and Materials Center is in operation at Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 N. Prince Street, Lancaster, every day, 7am – 6pm, until further notice.

At this time, LG Health is accepting these items only:

  • Masks: N95 surgical masks; paper masks (ear loop or tie) in original carton*
  • Eye protection, including face shields and safety goggles
  • Gowns: disposable water-resistant cover gowns in original carton
  • Gloves, non-latex, all sizes, in original carton
  • Head covers, disposable bouffant type with elastic band
  • Shoe covers, disposable
  • PAPRs (powered air-purifying respirators) and PAPR hoods
  • Wipes, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide
  • Bottles of bleach (not splash-less)
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Nasal swabs

*If you are interested in sewing masks, please reach out to us for additional details at LG Health Covid Donations.

Click Here for Details


Donate to or Volunteer with New Hope Ministries
New Hope Ministries is in need of financial support and healthy volunteers. They have a new Emergency Housing Assistance fund for people struggling during this crisis and in need of help with paying rent.

Click Here for Their Needs and Program Updates


Sew Masks for Mennonite Disaster Service
Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) is seeking to have 100,000 masks made per week for the next 8 weeks to meet the requests of local hospitals and other organizations. All masks are donated.

The Amish and Old Order Mennonite communities have partnered and are preparing kits. Each kit contains pre-cut material, elastic for ear pieces, and directions to make 50 masks. You provide the thread and your own sewing machine at home.

Please call Bill and Betsy Longenecker (717-627-6868 or 717-799-3647) to request a kit or two. They will drop off on your porch. Call again when finished and they’ll pick up and take to the MDS command center in Bird-In-Hand where they will be distributed to local hospitals and other organizations. Social distancing will happen as we ring the doorbell and leave the kits. There is no pressure, you can work at your own pace.


Donate to Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
Help Central Pennsylvania Food Bank ensure that their network of partner agencies remains strong and they are able to distribute healthy, nutritious food to some of the most vulnerable populations, including children and seniors throughout our 27 central Pennsylvania counties. 
Click Here for Ways to Give


Volunteer or Donate To Lancaster Meals On Wheels
At Meals on Wheels of Lancaster it is their mission to alleviate the challenges associated with aging and disabilities by providing home-delivered meals. They serve clients who are especially vulnerable to Cover-19.
Click Here to Give or Volunteer


Donate to Blessings of Hope to help with Food Distribution
Community Blessings Food Boxes: Blessings of Hope
You are not buying food – You are simply making a tax deductible donation to help cover the costs associated with distributing this box of food. Each box has approximately 35-40 lbs of food inside.
Click Here for Details


Donate to Lancaster Cares Fund
Lancaster County Community Foundation and the United Way of Lancaster County are supporting Lancaster’s families and their most critical needs including food security, housing support, as well as other emerging needs. Consider supporting these essential services and supporting the families they work with, live among, and play beside across Lancaster County.
Click Here to Donate


November 1st, 2012 No comments

FRED MCNAUGHTON – Christ in Action is going to Southern NJ to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Our friend (and former Damascus Drummer – Daryl Stoltzfus) is the PA Coordinator for Christ in Action. They will begin receiving volunteers as soon as Friday (Nov2). Daryl will be taking a team down Saturday night and you could possibly travel with his team.  If you are available and want to help our neighbors in NJ who have been devastated by this storm, please go the Christ in Action website and fill out a volunteer form now.  If you want to go with Daryl Saturday please email him – Daryl at Christ in Action dot com and of course make that look like a regular email address.   Listen to Daryl’s interview at our WJTL Casts page.


3 things you can do for Christ in Action:

1) Volunteer to go to Southern NJ

2) Make a donation at the website to help underwrite their service there.

3) Pray for the Christ in Action team as they serve those in Southern NJ who have lost everything.

Video Vault: Behind the Scenes with Tim

June 26th, 2010 1 comment

JUNE 2008 – Meet one of the most faithful Creation volunteers, Tim

Video Vault: Behind the Scenes with Russ

June 25th, 2010 No comments

June 2008 – Meet Russ, just one of the hard-working people who make the Creation festival happen.

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