S T O R I E S

We’re happy to share the following stories and experiences, as written by individuals and ecclesias who have participated in outreach initiatives.

Our hope is that by sharing these stories, others will be encouraged and inspired to do the same whenever the opportunity arises (Galatians 6:10).

August 2021
Treasure Coast Ecclesia
Palm Beach County, Florida
Recipient: Adopt-a-family of the Palm Beaches
Initiative: Kits4Kids
The Treasure Coast Ecclesia partnered with The Garden Outreach Project’s “Kits4Kids”. We were mailed the backpacks free of charge from The Garden and filled them with school supplies. These were donated to “Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches” on Monday August 2nd. This local organization helps families with children both homeless and at risk of becoming …
April 2021
Knit2Gether Orangeville
Orangeville, Ontario
Recipient: TBD
Initiative: Knit2Gether
Last January, I attended the Garden’s Knit2Gether. It was well organized with a feeling of us talking around the kitchen table. We were so pleased to hear about a particular project, helping the homeless. This quickly evolved in donating knitted and crocheted scarves, hats to those who could not afford to keep warm during our …
April 2021
Knit2Gether Portland
Beaverton, Oregon
Recipient: Helping Hands
Initiative: Knit2Gether
So after a year of lock-down, I’d loom-knitted about 20 beanies. Time to add the knit2gether labels and package the beanies in cellophane bags. Sealing the beanies en-mass in a zip lock bag, or individual bags was recommended by an outreach knitting guru at one of our online knit2gether sessions. This is because charities that …
February 2021
Langlois Ecclesia
Coos Bay, Oregon
Recipient: Devereaux Center
Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020
We became aware of the Devereax Center for the homeless quite a few years ago. We have supported them over the years with clothing and food donations. So when the bags of love came up we automatically thought of them. Inside the top of each sleeping bag we included a New Testament in the new …
December 2020
Comox Valley Ecclesia
Courtenay, British Columbia
Recipient: Comox Valley Transition Society
Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020
My mother-in-law ( Sharon Enns) and I did this together; we are from the Comox Valley Ecclesia on Vancouver Island. We chose the Comox Valley Transition Society to donate the sleeping bags to. They offer outreach services for women, children and families who are unsheltered or struggling through poverty; and partner with the RCMP to provide victim …
March 2021
More from the Boise, Idaho Ecclesia
Recipient: Corpus Christi
Initiative: Bags of Love Initiative 2020
Brother Ted Long and the Idaho Ecclesia are continuing to support the Corpus Christi Charity: “Corpus Christi House has continued to be a place where the homeless population of Boise can come during the day for a place to stay cool in the summer or warm up in the winter. Corpus Christi House offers a …
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