IN THE COMMUNITY

Connection is here for our community! 

You’ll find us helping out and about in the community:

Operation Backpack - Donating and packing lunches for kids

Dardenne Prairie Days - Fun games and t-shirts

O’Fallon Fall Fest - Kid Games and face painting

O'Fallon Cabin Fever Daze - Fun games and fellowship

Community VBS in the Park - 


Also you will find us helping where needed:

       Tree Removal     Leaf Raking and Removal  House Cleaning  Painting (indoor and outside)

Automobile maintenance  Carpentry

Lots and Lots of Food!!

MERCY MINISTRIES

Mercy Ministries is based on Christian principles and teachings but uses proven methods and professional counseling staff to serve a diverse population of young women from across the United States. Our program is designed to provide the women we serve with the tools necessary to break free from the destructive cycles controlling their lives and to instead live healthy, independent, Christian lifestyles. Mercy Ministries is completely free of charge to the young women we serve. Many of the girls who come to Mercy for help are facing a combination of debilitating circumstances and have been in various treatment facilities with unsuccessful long-term results. We are committed to providing the young women we serve with excellent program services that allow them to recognize their self-worth and prepare them to reach their full potential. Through the application of God’s unconditional love, our approach to healing allows young women to permanently stop destructive cycles and prepares them to take hope out into their communities.

SPARROW'S NEST

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view–until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” More and more young pregnant women need a safe place to stay and start their lives over again. Despite what you may think these young women are not from a certain demographic. Some may have an education, some may not. Some may be white, some may not. Some may be from well off families, some not. Some may live with their parents, some may not. Some may be as young as 14. A greater concern is many of these young women have something in common. Not only are they young, pregnant, and unwed. But more and more need a place to stay while they are pregnant. Maybe their pregnancy was the last straw with their parents and they are living on the street. Maybe everyone around them is pushing for them to get an abortion but they really need a safe place for the duration of their pregnancy. They’re young and in trouble and seem so vulnerable. Sparrow’s Nest will make an extraordinary difference on our community. We have a chance for people of faith to be led by the Spirit and to unite in prayer and action. Through the power of Jesus Christ a new and powerful story can be written for these young women.

Hope ministries food pantry

Established in 1988 by the Mid Rivers Christian Church to help a mother of six whose spouse had left her, the Hope Food Pantry now exists to serve needy individuals in a three county area and serves as many as 5-6000 people a year. The pantry is now a cooperative effort among ten different churches. Aside from food, many personal and home products are distributed, as food stamps don’t cover these items. Besides cash and donations from these churches, the pantry receives food donations from area grocery stores, food drives at schools, community groups such as boy and girl scouts, the US Post Office, and Food Search. Cash is needed to rent the facility, pay the utilities, run the pickup van, constant upkeep, repair, and modifications made to the rental space to make it a smoother running operation. As vital as these contributions are, the pantry would close down immediately if it were not for the people who regularly volunteer to pick up grocery contributions, sort food, mark through UPC codes, and distribute food on Wednesdays every week. Behind the scenes are those who work on the upkeep of the facility. “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:35, 40