Disaster Relief Interest Meeting fall 2022

Eight Days of Hope is a story of people coming together, all using the gifts God has blessed them with to love and serve those facing disaster. On Sunday, October 2, in the Cypress Room at 10:45am, Dakota Harp and Ryan McCreery will be hosting a Disaster Relief Interest Meeting. We are looking to partner with Eight Days of Hope for a rebuild project in Lake Charles, LA during the week of December 3-11. All expenses will be paid, except for the cost to travel to and from Lake Charles. In this meeting, we will share about the opportunity to join this disaster relief trip or future disaster relief trips with Eight Days of Hope as we head into 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Ryan McCreery: ryan.mccreery@fellowshipwaco.org.

Isaiah 117 logos with tagline and trademark

Fellowship is excited to begin a partnership with Isaiah 117 House to assist in their mission to provide physical and emotional support in a safe and loving home for children awaiting foster care placement. In addition to caring for children, Isaiah 117 House exists to encourage, support, and lighten the load for case workers and foster families. Through lavishly loving on these children just as Christ lavishly loves us, trauma can be reduced and the light of Christ can shine through during these difficult times.

If you would like to know more about Isaiah 117 House, visit their website: https://isaiah117house.com/, or check out their Facebook page for specific information about their ministry in McLennan County: https://www.facebook.com/isaiah117housemclennantx.

Crisis in Ukraine resized

In response to the crisis in Ukraine, here are two opportunities to financially give toward Ukrainian Aid. Both Samaritan’s Purse and EFCA’s ReachGlobal provide tangible, physical care and support for Ukrainian refugees, while also offering them spiritual encouragement and pointing them to the hope we have in Jesus. As we continue to pray for peace, let’s also pray that doors may be opened for the spreading of the gospel.

OUTREACH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

STARS Book Club 2021 resized

Volunteer with Stars Book Clubs! Book Clubs are a collaboration of volunteers from more than 30 churches in Waco who are loving their neighbors by meeting weekly with small groups of students to talk and read together at lunch. With as little as a 30-minute Book Club over lunch once a week, you can build a friendship with kids and give them the crucial support they need to make it in school and in life. Loving your neighbor could be as simple as sharing your lunch with a third-grader!

  • thirty minutes, once a week
  • any weekday
  • any time between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

You may click the link below to go directly to the Stars Volunteer Application. For more information, please email Fellowship's Stars Book Clubs Coordinator, Erin Davis, at bedavis@hot.rr.com.

Fellowship Bible Church is privileged to partner in ministry with Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas. Care Net serves new and expectant mothers and their children with support services, along with a 28 bed facility with extended stay accommodations for those facing homelessness. The primary services provided by Care Net are pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, counseling, case management, parenting and life-skills classes, baby/maternity supplies, and housing during and after pregnancy. Care Net services are free of charge, thanks to donations from the community. Care Net serves over 3,000 women a year, of all ages, races and of all socio-economic backgrounds.

Fellowship is working to provide meals for the 12 women and their children (5 toddlers and several babies) who currently live in the Care Net Guesthouse. A donation of $100 provides a meal for all the Guesthouse residents during the Shelter in Place order. We are also helping with hard-to-find supplies needed for the babies at the Guesthouse, including diapers, wipes and formula.

To find out more about opportunities to serve with Care Net, email ryan.mccreery@fellowshipwaco.org.

 


Mission Waco provides Christian-based, holistic, relationship-based programs that empower the poor and marginalized. They seek to mobilize middle-class Americans to become more compassionately involved among the poor and seek ways to overcome the systemic issues of social injustice which oppress the poor and marginalized. Fellowship enjoys partnering with Mission Waco periodically to help serve those in need in the Waco area. To find out more about opportunities to serve with Mission Waco, email ryan.mccreery@fellowshipwaco.org.