Hand in Hand in Partnership with Vance Elementary School
Coordinator: Joanie Smothers
Hand in Hand is an opportunity for you to share God's blessings and love with the students and staff at Vance.
Volunteers serve them in 3 ways:
1. We pray for the school,our church and our commitment to support children in our local community!
2. We have volunteers that pray for and encourage specific staff members throughout school year.
3. We have reading buddies for students who need extra help(only 30 minutes/week)
"The service you perform is not only supplying the needs of God's people but also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God' 2 Corinthians 9:12.
'Pray for one another...the prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective' James 5:16.
H.O.P.E. Ministry in Partnership with Garner United Methodist Church
Coordinator: Ed Williams
Garner United Methodist has a good article describing this ministry they founded: http://www.garnerumc.org/outreach/hope-ministry.
12 He said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. 14 And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous” (Luke 14:12-14 NRSV).