Our church exists to encourage, comfort, teach and help people through all walks of life and into eternity. To that end, through the year our members support charitable causes that provide physical assistance to various groups.
Purses for Laura’s House
Laura’s House is a battered women’s shelter in Cleveland. Many abused and displace women go there often with children to escape dangerous physical situations. Once a year our members collect used purses and then fill them with toiletries, snacks and tools for carrying on after a life shattering experience. The purses not only provide stuff, but a possession that the women own helps them feel fresh encourages women to carry on even if they have to start over.
for Foster Care children
Our young married group partnered with the Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services who was providing 300 Easter surprises for youth, Ages 0-12, in foster care. Our congregation provided more than 60 of those Easter Baskets, that had all individually wrapped items and in individual packaging. Our congregation made three different basket types for the different age groups 1-3, 4-7, and 8-11. Included in the baskets were stuffed animals, fruit snacks, sidewalk chalk, coloring books and crayons, small toys, playdough, toothbrushes, bubble gum, pretzels, goldfish, and some other miscellaneous items. All the donations of these items were dropped off at the church by members throughout the month of March and we received more donations than we even expected, which allowed the baskets to be overflowing with items for the children.
The Parma church houses a food bank to share some of life’s blessings with who need that assistance affording or getting “their daily bread.” The shelves are open during regular event times for those in need.
Coats for Men's Shelter
Winter in Cleveland can be brutal especially when you are homeless or under housed. Our members collect coats and new socks for the “ 2100 Lakeside“ men’s shelter in downtown Cleveland. In addition to praying and preaching we try to physically warm the souls of these men.
Serving Food for the Homeless
A group of volunteers wen to the men's shelter at 2100 Lakeside avenue to serve lunch Saturday February 29th.
The program was very well organized, courteous and efficient.
Building help for Handicapped
Barry Vonderau and a helper built a hand rail for our brother Andy whose son was just severely injured after being hit be a car. His son was his caregiver in their 1930's home not built for handicapped folks.