Church Projects

Dave Williams Updating the Kitchen

Slide show Pictures of the Kitchen project    { Here }
Updating the Kitchen and Community Room.

Blessing Box                  New Blessing Box!

The United Presbyterian Church of East Guilford has set up a Blessing Box on their church property north of Sidney, at the corner of Route 7 and County Road 35.

The Blessing Box, or Pop-Up Food Pantry, is a new structure beside the church parking lot. If contains food and supplies that can be accessed by anyone in need. It is hoped the Box will supplement food stamps and a food bank during times when individuals or families need a few groceries "just to get by".

The East Guilford Blessing Box was inspired by an NPR article from January 11, 2017, "A New Type Of Food Pantry Is Sprouting In Yards Across America". These boxes have "popped up" in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, California, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and many other places. The name Blessing Box originated with the CrystalRock Cathedral in Ardmore, OK. Their box started in June, 2016. CrystalRock Women's Ministries help other churches and organizations start their own Blessing Box mission. Their slogan, "Take what you need, Bring what you can, Above all be Blessed" is posted on the East Guilford Blessing Box.

Members of the community are encouraged to use the Box as needed. Instructions on the box also explain how the community can help the church replenish its contents. Be Blessed!

Money Jar Blessing Abound!

We believe that Bibles transform lives. But this transformation, or change, can only occur in an individual when a Bible is available in that person's native language. The East Guilford United Presbyterian Church raises money to support Bible translation all over the world through contributions to the "Bible Change Jar". In the first year, one thousand dollars found its way into the jar. This year we have collected over six hundred dollars. The congregation supports this mission project quite well.

Contributions are sent to JAARS, a mission support organization based in Waxhaw, North Carolina. JAARS provides training and equipment to support Bible translation and missionaries to all the dark corners of the earth. Our gifts to JAARS have been primarily dedicated to the purchase, refurbishing, equipping and staffing of a sixty foot boat that will serve the people in the Torres Strait region. The boat will visit the various islands to help islanders engage with their newly translated Scriptures.

To learn more about JAARS and to find out how you can get involved, check out the website: WWW.JAARS.ORG

Mt Upton Food Bank
This is an on going project. All contributions are greatly appreciated