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Honey Brook Youth Center (Steeple to People)

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We provide a meal every 3rd Saturday to the students and staff of the Honey Brook Youth Center.  Contact Pat Columbia for more information on the youth center.  Or contact Linda Good for more information on the meal.

The mission of the Honey Brook Youth Center is simple:
"Kids come here to play games, hang out, and learn about the Lord Jesus Christ. HBYC is dedicated to helping kids grow spiritually, socially, and emotionally. It is our prayer that lives will be enriched and that young people come to know the saving power of our Lord Jesus Christ as we serve together at HBYC"


We meet at the youth center: 4610 Horseshoe Pike Honey Brook, PA 19344, around 5:45PM on the third Saturday of every month.

Involvement Opportunities

How can you get involved?

  • Help provide meal necessities
  • Come spend time with teens
  • Support the Honey Brook Youth Center and Steeple to People


City Gate

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Ashes to Beauty Outreach

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Ashes to Beauty is a ministry in the city of Reading, that helps to provide a meal to the homeless and those in extreme poverty.  Each time they gather, each person not only receives physical food but also spiritual food.  The Gospel message is given each time they gather.

We provide the meal for Ashes to Beauty once every three months.  The date and menu are posted to the MCC Church Friends Facebook page. During these meals, we also provide care kits.

If you would like to support this ministry:

1.)    Cook or provide food for the meal.

2.)    Serve the meal during the outreach.

3.)    Donate items for the care kits. 

4.)    Serve by packing the donated care kit items, or writing notes of encouragement to include.  

Care Kits Include:

A.    Socks.  Homeless men and women spend a lot of time on their feet trying to get to resources and appointments.  A fresh pair of clean, dry socks can feel like heaven on tired, soggy feet.  Throwing in some bandaids helps to ease the pain of blisters. 

B.    Snacks and Water. Throw in some individually packed nuts, crackers, dried fruit, trail mix, granola bars, breakfast bars, or other light weight and quick snacks.  Water aids in prevention of dehydration. 

C.    Hygiene Items. Add anti-bacterial lotion for when soap and water are not available.  Include small soaps and shampoos from hotel stays.  Consider lip balm, toothpaste, toothbrush, wash cloth, comb, razor, shaving cream, or deodorant.  Avoid mouth wash and hand sanitizer that contains alcohol. 

D.    Resource Guide and Encouragement. We will include a small pamphlet that includes addresses and times of local soup kitchens, information for shelters, and a note of encouragement. 


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Other individual ministry partner events for Ashes to Beauty are supported throughout the year.  Those opportunities will be posted on Theresa's FB page and the MCC Church Friends and Women of Morgantown Community Church pages. 

Involvement Opportunities

How can you get involved?

  • Help provide items needed for the meal
  • Come serve the meal
  • Build relationship with those that come

Anchored by Grace Ministries

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Anchored by Grace Ministries is a community services organization empowering local families and helping sustain them with basic necessities while setting them up for independence and success in the years to come.

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Anchored by Grace Ministries strives to meet the needs of all families in the Twin Valley School District, and beyond. The mobile clothing closet serves Lancaster, Berks, Chester, and Montgomery counties, while other programs are available for the TVSD.

We are aiming to meet the needs of all families in the Twin Valley School District through various programs and acts of services. These programs are 100% free to any family in the district, and include (both now and in the coming months), but not limited to:

Back to School Program - providing clothing, shoes, accessories, and backpacks full of supplies and toiletries to every student that needs it

Homecoming + Prom Dress Giveaway - providing dresses and accessories for the respective events

Winter Coat Program - providing winter items such as coats, hats, gloves, scarves, blankets and shoes

Christmas Gift Giving Program - one-day event for qualifying families to pick up their sponsored gifts, wrap them, shop stocking stuffers, and receive a box of Christmas dinner fixings

Sporting Goods Program - providing new and gently used sports equipment to the athletes in the district

*Career Assistance Program - resume building, interview skills and outfitting, and pairing with local businesses for interviews

*Supplemental Program - assistance for qualifying families for field trips, needed school “extras”

*Tutoring / mentoring program


*Programs are in the planning and organizational phase

The mobile clothing unit travels to serves locations in Berks, Lancaster, Chester, and Montgomery at various times each month, and is available for anyone to shop through clothing, shoes, accessories, blankets, and toiletries for free. 

Donate: 

Clothing donations for the mobile clothing closet can be bagged up and placed in either vestibule at Morgantown Community Church, located at 4221 Main St. in Elverson.


We accept:

Clothing in good, clean condition.

All sizes, all seasons, all categories.

Undergarments MUST be NEW WITH TAGS/in packaging!


Blankets

Rain Ponchos

Reusable Bags


Bathroom Hygiene Products such as:

-Soap

-Deodorant

-Toilet Paper

-Combs and Brushes

-Shampoo & Conditioner

-Toothbrush & Toothpaste

-Feminine Hygiene Products


For more information on how to get involved or how to donate, please email contact@anchoredbygrace.net .

Adopt-A-Block Reading

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What is Adopt-A-Block?
Adopt-A-Block (AAB) is a group of volunteers who visit with people in need on a weekly basis in order to:
· Meet Needs (Food, Clothing, Prayer, etc.)
· Build Relationships
· Show people the love of God in their lives

Where does AAB serve?
We serve in the city of Reading on 11th Street (Between Franklin St. and Chestnut St.)

When does AAB serve?
Please contact Matt Brunk for serve times and locations.

Involvement Opportunities

What do you do at AAB Reading?

· Block Visits: Walk with a team and visit with people who live on the block. Ask people how you can make their day better and explore whether or not they have needs that we can meet.

· Offer to pray with people as we are led.

· Continually develop ways to meet needs and provide resources

Adopt-A-Block Morgantown

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What is Adopt-A-Block?
Adopt-A-Block (AAB) is a group of volunteers who visit with people in need on a weekly basis in order to:

  • Meet Needs (Food, Clothing, Prayer, etc.)
  • Build Relationships
  • Show people the love of God in their lives 

Where does AAB serve?
We serve in the trailer park between BB's Grocery Outlet and the Clock Tower shopping center.

When does AAB serve?
Please contact Wendy Corle or Chris Weber for serve time and location. 


Involvement Opportunities

What do you do at AAB Morgantown?

  • Park Visits: Walk with a team and visit with people who live in the park. Ask people how you can make their day better and explore whether or not they have needs that we can meet.
  • Offer to pray with people as we are led.
  • Continually develop ways to meet needs and provide resources