Being the Hands and Feet of Christ is as easy as picking up a RED BAG the 2nd weekend of each month in the Crossing. Don’t forget to grab a needs list along with the bag. Take the bag and list to the grocery store with you, fill it up and return the next weekend under the drop off signage in the Crossing.
If you are not in a place where you can fill a bag, please join in by picking up one item on the list. Each item given makes a difference in someone’s home.
We have opportunities each month to help sort and weigh the donated items.
Get connected: Jennifer Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org or (817) 929-3541
John answered, "Anyone who has two shirts should share with one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same." Luke 3:11
Did you know that half of the Pathway Garden space is planted for the benefit of Harvest House and Promises food pantries, we call those beds our Pantry Beds. The agencies we partner with together serve an average of 870 families per month. What a treat it is for some of our families to have fresh 'home grown' produce to prepare for their families. Help feed the hungry in our community by tending
and harvesting the pantry garden beds or serve on our 1st Saturday monthly garden maintenance team.
We also have lease beds available annually, first come, first serve. If you are ready to commit to growing your own produce ask us about leasing a bed.
Get connected: DeeDeeHarp@ email@example.com
“For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.” Psalms 107:9
Getting real takes on a whole new meaning when serving in this world, take a step of faith.
Pathway builds Christian relationships with the homeless community through our interaction with the Presbyterian Night Shelter. We prepare and provide a meal once a month at three of the shelters. Every Tuesday, we meet to sort food and clothing donations to restock the food pantry and dispensary. We have planted a community garden to provide much needed fresh produce and we go twice a month to provide play time with the children at the shelter.
Get connected: Kathy Colomo at 817-471-7480 or Kathyc3413@gmail.com
The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40
We are all human, and that means we all face tragedies and triumphs. The families we serve are no different. Some have been diagnosed with cancer, some have lost jobs, and some have experienced death in their family and just can’t shake the sadness. We are all called to serve the least of these, so we do. The beautiful thing that happens is we not only get to feel the pain of the families we serve, but we also get to experience the joy they feel when burdens are being lifted through our work.
You see, the outside of a home is a window into the soul of the owners. The external work (painting, clearing debris, mowing, and trimming trees) opens doors to minister to these families.
How It Works
City of Burleson Code Compliance Officers identify families in need of help by taking the time to understand what is going on that has caused the distress on their home. Once it is confirmed that the work falls within the guidelines of H.O.P.E. we are called to meet with the homeowner. Project Leaders schedule the projects based on the homeowners’ wishes. That is where you come in!
Get connected: Don Massey firstname.lastname@example.org
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” 1Thessalonians 5:11
There is still a great need for servants to help in the Beaumont/Port Arthur area. We are now partnering with Operation Blessings (www.ob.org), which currently has over 800 families on their wait list to receive help in gutting and sanitizing their homes before remodeling can be done. Operation Blessings is working with Cathedral Church in Beaumont, TX and Life Church in Port Arthur. Cathedral Church (2350 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, TX, 77703 is a distribution center for tools and materials needed for demolition work. They are also a host Church, providing sleeping arrangements and meals for volunteers. Each day they meet to hand out work orders and addresses for homes needing help.
Life Church (4600 Jimmy Johnson Blvd, Port Arthur, TX 77642) is a Food Pantry distribution center and is in need of frozen meat, such as venison, pork and beef. We are asking hunters to consider getting an extra deer or pig, have it processed into ground meat, freeze it and make arrangements to get it to the church for delivery in the near future (on or around December 19th).
Let’s not forget these people in need. The hurricane may be past, but the disaster is far from being over.
Go to http://link.pathway.church/BeaumontRelief to confirm the weekend you or you and your small group can head out to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
For more information contact Georgette Bloom at email@example.com
On the third Saturday of each September runners come from all across the DFW area to engage in a timed run. The runner’s fees support hunger solutions throughout the Johnson County area.
We encourage you to run, but if that does not interest you we could use your help by serving the runners during the race.
Get Connected: David Madden firstname.lastname@example.org or (817) 988-6527
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1
The mission of Cars 4 Christ is to meet people right where they are by giving them an opportunity to secure transportation. In turn, giving them the ability to meet the everyday needs of their families.
How to Donate
Automobile should be in reasonably good condition and running. Bring the car, title, and keys to the church and be ready to sign all appropriate paperwork.
How to Apply
Write a letter to Pathway Cars 4 Christ sharing your story and how transportation can change your circumstance.
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-39
We have spent time getting to know these agencies and the people they serve. The serving process for each is easy, just follow the links below to engage directly with the agencies.
Tarrant Area Food Bank http://tafb.org/
Catholic Charities https://www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org/
Rise Against Hunger http://www.riseagainsthunger.org/
Presbyterian Children’s and Services Home (Itasca) http://texas.pchas.org/
Harvest House http://yourharvesthouse.org/
In Rio Bravo we partner alongside Pastor Marco Gonzales at El Centro de Adoracion. Our main purpose is to build – build casitas for deserving families as identified through CAS (the local church), build relationships with the members of the local church, and build skills with the people that can be translated into funds for their families. This is not a hands-off mission. We will see and serve the same people each trip, and you will know them by name. Be a part of a life-changing purpose – your life and theirs. All ages are welcome to join with parental supervision.
Get connected: Paula Peckham at 817-454-5218 or email@example.com
“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Hebrews 13:2
Once or twice per year, Pathway’s outreach team travels to Bijagual Nicaragua, the poorest Spanish-speaking country in the world. The trips focus is on relationship building with our Local Church Initiative (LCI) partners while engaging in activities with the children such as playing games, drawing, or crafts. Spending time with them is when the connections really happen, and we are able to impact young lives by developing relationships and sharing the love and grace of God with them and their parents.
Please join us on a trip or in prayer for our adopted community as they work to reopen their local school in cooperation with the government, which would reinforce the life changing work in progress. Trips are sometimes limited to 8 people, so register early!
Get Connected: Amanda Breitling firstname.lastname@example.org or (817) 680-6956
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. Isaiah 61:1-3
We are partnering with the local church through The Goodness of God Orphanage. The orphanage is located in Port au Prince, Haiti. It is a 2 acre compound that is well protected, but at the same time a place that the children love to call home. Within the compound, there is a school and a church which the orphans and children of the community come to learn and worship. Partnering with this church will allow us to help enable pastors and church leaders with the tools they need to provide the hope of Jesus in a country of sheer devastation.
Our first mission trip was in March 2017 where the Birthday Gift to Jesus allowed us to provide medical care and immunizations to the 51 children.
Nutrition and education are key components to helping these children and are the focus of our future missions. Megeste Pierre, CEO of the orphanage, has a vision of teaching these children trades so that they can “Help the Haitians care for the Haitians” in the future.
Learn More: https://tggo.org/
Get Connected: Heather McKenzie email@example.com
“ We must not become tired of doing good. We will receive our harvest of eternal life at the right time if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 (niv)
Your faithfulness to continued Kingdom Work has have built 5 water wells, a soccer field, a preschool a library, a girl’s hostel, and still today God is using your gifts to support a role that provides spiritual direction in and through the Hiber Feeding Program | Korah Daycare Program | Kindergarten Program | Mothers’ Dinner Program | Literacy Program | Easter & Christmas Programs supported by the Adera Foundation in Addis Ababa.
In addition, you are a part of a rural pastor training course. Men and women are traveling by foot to engage in this two year program. The same men and women are required to disciple 5 others in their respective churches with the materials they are given monthly. Simple multiplication demonstrates that 250 pastors are disciplining 1250 churchmen, annually.
After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. And he said to them, “The harvest is plentifully, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Luke 9:49