After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to his disciples and said “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Ever since, those who follow Jesus have either gone themselves to fulfill that “Great Commission,” or supported others who have done so. Local Missions Committee takes seriously Christ’s call to go out into our world and serve one another.
Hands of Hope
Hands of Hope Clinic provides free medical and dental care, as well as medications to the uninsured and underserved residents of Henry County, Georgia. Our patients are friends, family and neighbors in our community . Because unexpected illnesses and accidents happen every day, now there’s hope for the mother experiencing flu-like symptoms and someone with depression can finally receive medical treatment. The Hands of Hope Clinic relies on volunteers, be it doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, therapists, clerical and other various personnel. We welcome expertise from all walks of life. Hands of Hope is financially supported through its volunteers, grants and charitable donations of many gracious individuals, churches and organizations. HOHC is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization.
(770) 507-1344 for appointments
A Friend’s House
All children need a home to provide a sense of security and unconditional love. Unfortunately, for many children, “home” is a place devoid of these necessities. In 1995, a group of concerned Henry County citizens decided to take a stand for abused, neglected and abandoned children. The result was A Friend’s House, a home for children in crisis. The doors opened on October 27, 1998 and over 1,450 children have been welcomed since. A Friend’s House operates as an emergency placement for children in the custody of the Department of Family and Children Services. Residents stay for an unspecified length of time while a best course of action is determined based on a child’s assessment needs. Visit their site for additional information including volunteer and giving opportunities.
Victims of domestic violence come in every color, at every income and education level, in every part of the world. Right here in Georgia, over 1000 women are reportedly abused daily. The mission of Haven House is to interrupt the cycle of domestic abuse and violence. Haven House helps battered women and their children get on their way towards a life free of abuse and violence by providing a safe temporary haven as well as counseling for both residents and non-residents of our shelter. Haven House also strives to educate the public about domestic violence and advocate for the needs of battered women with makers of public policy. Haven House utilizes its funding for continuing to operate the shelter and the provision of services to battered women and their children.
Helping in His Name (Food Pantry)
The mission of Helping in His Name Ministries, Inc. (The Food Pantry) is to model the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by providing food to the hungry and needy people of Henry County. This mission is to be carried out by an entirely volunteer work force using donated food and money. The Food Pantry is an ecumenical, non-profit organization that provided temporary emergency help for the unemployed, the underemployed, to elderly people on fixed income and single parents on a weekly or monthly basis. The Food Pantry relies completely on donations of food and money for operation. More than hundred volunteers come from all walks of life to follow the teaching of Jesus to minister to the needs of others.
Relay For Life
Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park or fairground. People from all walks of life take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length. McDonough Presbyterian Church has been recognized for the last few years as the church who has raised the most money for Henry County Relay for Life. MPC is seeking a new person to chair ourRelay for Life Team.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Plans are underway to begin a Henry County building project in the fall. MPC’s Local Missions Committee will be a major sponsor in this important community ministry helping to provide affordable housing to those who would not ordinarily be able to afford their own home.
Clifton Men’s Shelter
MPC sponsors quarterly activities with the men from Clifton. The entire church family is welcome to join in a time of service and fellowship.
Contact Tim Wirt
Henry County Chamber of Commerce Mentoring Program
The Henry County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, in partnership with the Henry County School System, has created a “Mentoring Program” that provides students with friendship, emotional support, academic assistance and positive role models. More than 50 area schools are participating, so there is one near you!
www.henry.k12.ga.us (click on the Mentoring Program Link inside the Community Quick Links box on the right)
After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to his disciples and said “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Ever since, those who follow Jesus have either gone themselves to fulfill that “Great Commission,” or supported others who have done so.
Alternative Gift Bazaar
MPC’s Global and Local Missions Committees will partner together to host the 2nd annual Alternative Gift Bazaar in early December. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts that make a difference in the lives of those locally or around the world.
ChangeOneLife, Inc. is a web-based, non-profit organization working in developing countries to help people with ritical health needs but few resources know the miracle of good health. COL is motivated by Christian principles but is non-denominational and does not seek to promote any religious d
COL uses the power of the Internet to link people of good will to people with specific health needs.
Personal suffering has been multiplied by famine, wars, the AIDS epidemic and lack of preventive medicine. Please visit www.changeonelife.org for more information. You can Change One Life by providing healthcare someone needs to survive and thrive.