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Local Missions

The Mission Action Ministry Team (MAMT) coordinates most of Knollwood's local missions, but Sunday school classes and other church groups also work on projects. We welcome everyone to our efforts to show our love for our neighbors, as Christ taught us. Let us know if you would like suggestions on how to get involved.

~Karen Wilson, Roger Grippe, and Joan Noell, 2012-13 MAMT coordinators.


Ongoing mission projects

Community

Kid's Café tutoring
Kid's Café is run by Second Harvest to provide an evening meal and enrichment activities three nights a week in a safe and nurturing environment. The kids are highly motivated to learn and very appreciative of the educational tutoring. The Knollwood volunteers tutor one night a week from 5:30-6:45 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Weekly food collection for Crisis Control
In calendar year 2012 we are the "boxed mashed potatoes" church.
Crisis Control is a Christian ministry that assists people in crisis to meet essential
life needs and to become self-sufficient.

Annual food gathering for Second Harvest.
Conducted each fall. The mission of
Second Harvest is to reduce hunger
and malnutrition in northwest North Carolina.

Ronald McDonald House food deliveries
Church teams drop off dinners for the families staying at the
Ronald McDonald House
on the first Saturday of each month.

Backpack program for Bolton Elementary
A Knollwood Sunday school team purchases meals and packs the backpacks with the meals for children to eat over the weekend. For many of these kids, the backpack meals are the only full meals the kids will have until Monday.
The
Backpack program is run through Feeding America.

Knollwood Community Garden
We donate food from our church garden and individual gardens to local food pantries. You don't have to be a member to sign up to help tend our community garden.

 Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries
We provide music for the Sunday evening service once a year and periodically collect donations for the prisoners served by
this ministry.

 

Meals on Wheels

Two-person teams deliver meals five days a week. http://www.mowaa.org/

 

Knollwood at Work
Our annual morning of work through the city on a Saturday in the spring.
The 2012 sites included:

  Hinkle House (a Baptist children's disabilities ministry).

     Trinity Center
(the house for a Christian counseling organization).

 

      Habitat ReStore truck pick-ups (picking up donations from KBC members for the store).

      Habitat for Humanity
Baptist Build (house construction and providing lunch for all the workers).

     Sewing blankets for babies and collecting baby clothes and diapers for the very poor .

  

Other Mission Projects

Dental Bus: Providing free dental care to folks in a neighborhood who can't afford dental care and don't have insurance (with Ardmore Baptist).

 

 Red Cross Blood Drive

 Sewing project to help young girls in Malawi
(via Presbyterian missionaries, along with Ardmore Baptist).

Collecting shampoo for the Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries. http://www.forsythjpm.org/

Backpack program for Bolton Elementary. Through Feeding America

 

Garden Food Pantry Project Drop-off Locations

You can have a positive impact on the health and happiness of low income families
in this area by donating your garden produce to food pantries.  

 

Ardmore United Methodist Church

1st & 3rd Thursdays
 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

630 S. Hawthorne Rd.
(church office)

Crisis Control Ministry

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(closed 12-1)

 200 E. 10th St.
(ring doorbell onChestnut St. side)

H.O.P.E.

 (YMCA/YWCA
drop-offs) 

Monday - Friday
  Y Hours

Robinhood YMCA
Gateway YWCA lobbies

Samaritan Inn

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

414 E Northwest Blvd 

 

For more pantry options, visit:
 http://www.forsythcommunitygardening.com/PantryProject.aspx