DuBois Food Pantry
Christ Church is the backbone of this important local food ministry located on the ground level of Mansell Stadium on Liberty Blvd. More than 120 families are served the 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. This ministry is supported by 75+ volunteers and led by Pastor John Miller. Non-perishable food donations and grocery bags are always accepted at Christ Church in the narthex. Christ Church also hosts a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner annually in which the proceeds are donated to the food pantry.
GAIN Mobile Food Packing Event at the Big Run War Memorial
Approximately 35 members (youth and adults) will participate in a packing event of rice, beans and lentils. The goal is to pack 40,000 meals in about 2 hours! A Food Packing Event requires approximately 200 people, each producing 200 meals at .25 cents a meal. Imagine feeding 200 hurting and hungry people and helping to open their hearts to the hope of the gospel – all for only $50 and 2 hours of effort per person. Volunteers start with large 50 lb. bags of rice and 100 lb. bags of beans or lentils and process them into smaller heat-sealed bags for distribution to people affected by disaster, war, and poverty. Learn more at www.gainusa.org.
Christ Lutheran Church Minor League Baseball Team
The church is again sponsoring a minor league team of 9 and 10 year olds here in DuBois. Chris Deeb, coach, is encouraged by the seven returning players which puts their team in really good shape for the upcoming season. Fans are welcome!
Christ Church financially supports many individuals through local charities:
- Agape Community Services is an emergency source for food, gasoline and utilities for needy families.
- Haven House Shelter provides shelter to homeless individuals along with information, counseling and advocacy.
- Relay for Life – American Cancer Society raises funds through an overnight community fundraising walk and other community activities.