Preschool & Parents' Day Out (PDO)
Jacob's Closet (Children's Clothes)
Hosea Elementary (School partnership)
CWF/DWM - The Christian Women’s Fellowship (CWF), now called Disciples Women's Ministries (DWM) is an active ministry among ladies in our congregation that meet every 1st Thursday of the month for lunch at noon in the Social Hall. The group enjoys worshipping together through Bible Study and featured speakers (beginning at 12:45 in the Atrium), as well as supporting local and global missions efforts. There is also a business meeting to discuss the projects from the previous month as well determining the next month's projects. For further information, contact Helen Hodkins at email@example.com
The Calvin Center (Food Pantry) - Food donations are collected weekly and delivered to The Calvin Center Food Pantry for distribution to families in need. In addition to our weekly collections, our congregation does an annual food drive called the "Souper Bowl".
Open Door Food Kitchen - Volunteer cooks and servers provide meals on a regular basis at The Open Door Food Kitchen, a ministry in downtown St. Joseph providing hot meals each day to people in need.
Jacob's Toy Box (Children's Toys) - every Christmas, we collect new toys to be given to children at Hosea Elementary School to help them celebrate Christmas. Donations towards the purchase of toys are also accepted.
Faith in Action (Volunteering) - This is a ministry of more than 2 dozen St. Joseph churches to pool volunteer resources and serve in the name of Jesus. A variety of services are provided, and a huge variety of volunteers are needed. If you'd like to help, let Administrative Pastor Cindy know (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will contact the Faith In Action coordinators, Chuck and Sharon Leonard. As requested by Faith in Action, all volunteers will be required to have a background check completed before participating. Cindy can assist with this.
Knit One, Pray Two (Prayer Shawls) - Do you like to knit and reach out to those experiencing difficult times? This Prayer Shawl Ministry prayerfully knits shawls to show care to those in need throughout the congregation. Meeting times vary. Contact person: Deedie Killgore.
India - We are partnered with the Good Shepherd Mission in Puttur, a town of 75,000 in southeastern India. The mission provides housing for elderly people and more than 200 orphans. Good Shepherd also operates a general-care hospital, eye hospital, and dental clinic, providing medical care at a reasonable cost for those who can pay, and at no cost for those who are unable to pay. Good Shepherd seeks to serve the poorest of the poor, and everything is done in the name of Jesus Christ. Good Shepherd also began and financially supports 14 village churches, and 3 of those churches were built by Wyatt Park Christian Church. We send $1900 each month to help support Good Shepherd's work, and teams from St. Joseph visit Good Shepherd regularly. Good Shepherd partnership coordinators: Scott Killgore & Vicki Gentzell.
Jamaica - We work with two congregations near the southwestern coast of Jamaica, sending medical teams and other support to aid people in that impoverished area. We are partnered with two local congregations in Cambridge and Holland in the Black River area of southwestern Jamaica. The Jamaica ministry is coordinated by Tom and Susie Alderson.
Our Jamaica Mission Team spends a week around early February each year serving in Jesus' name in Southwestern Jamaica. The team provides medical and dental care for people who do not have access to it otherwise. They work in the communities of Cambridge and Holland in the Black River area of southwestern Jamaica.