As the school year begins, so does our Weekend Buddy Bag program! Our program serves 160 students at Hayes K-8 School two times a month. The Buddy Bags are filled with easy, filling, and yummy food that food-insecure students can eat over the weekends. We are delivering for the first time this school year on Friday, August 18 at 1:30 pm. If you are interested in delivering, contact Evelyn Puckett.
Back in May, we had 12 volunteers from Arlington Family Offices purchase supplies and pack over 600 Weekend Buddy Bags! WOW! Thank you, Arlington Family Offices for this tremendous gift. We are grateful to use these gifts we have been given to impact the lives of students at Hayes K-8 School.
Our Blessing Box needs for this week include:
- Instant grits
- Peanut butter
- Canned chicken
- Breakfast bars
- Canned Beans and Vegetables (NO green beans please)
- Black Beans
- Pinto Beans
- Cat and Dog food
Hygiene (best deals on hygiene products are usually at Dollar Tree)
You can buy anytime from our Amazon Wishlist.
IPC's Blessing Boxes
You can bring needed items for our Blessing Boxes by the church (Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm to IPC Community Ministries' entrance on 31st Street South), have them shipped through Amazon, or give monetary donations.
We and our neighbors are grateful for your support of this vital ministry.
Upcoming Events in Community Ministries:
- Ukrainian Freedom Festival- August 19th
Join us for another wonderful celebration in Highland Hall. Sign up to volunteer alongside our Ukrainian friends!
- Community Ministries Series: Beginning August 27th at 10 am
Community on the Rise founder, Avery Rhodes, and members of her team will present during the Sunday School hour on their programs. There will be two additional programs this fall with focuses on "Barriers to Prosperity". Learn more at ipc-usa.org/connect.
- Global Missions Celebration- September 17 at 12:15 pm in the Great Hall
Join the 2023 IPC Mission Groups to enjoy lunch and hear more about their journeys to Mexico, Rwanda, Alabama Black Belt, and Zambia. Learn about our plans for 2024 too. All are welcome!