Community Services

In His earthly ministry Christ worked out a pattern for His followers to copy. He “went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed” (Acts 10:38). Christ identified with the poor and oppressed. As Jesus worked diligently to prevent suffering among all people so we have equipped our church to help families and people in difficult circumstances with basic needs.

Our mission is to serve the poor and hurting in Christ’s name. When a church serves the community it is an expression of the love of Christ to the community. It is the body of Christ serving the community’s needs and being used by the Holy Spirit as an agency of salvation. The church was created for service. It serves the Lord in praise, serves one another in love, and serves the world in humility. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works” (Ephesians 2:10).

Although our local Center is part of our church, there is a larger organization supported by the international Seventh-day Adventist Church named Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) with which we cooperate.

We usually need food and disposable items. If you are willing to donate, we currently need canned fruits and vegetables such as peaches, pears, mixed fruit, baked beans, canned corn and green beans; paper products such as toilet paper, napkins, paper towels are also always needed.

For more information on Adventist Community Services or to donate please contact Pratt Saunders at (709) 579 – 2530 or email: communityservices@www.stjohnssda.org