The Fellowship of the Believers In the book of Acts, we learn about how the early Christians were so supportive of each other, both physically and spiritually. The believers were one in heart and soul. “No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they owned” (Acts 4:32). “All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need” (Acts 2:44-45). Our fellowship will be much enriched when we can say, ‘What is mine is yours; I’ll share it!’
Goals: The goal of the ministry is to help provide for some the physical needs of our church family and individuals within our community. While our main goal is to provide opportunities for us to share and support each other in our physically needs, the ministry can also help us meet the needs of some individuals and families within our community and thereby provide opportunities for community evangelism.
DONATE GOODS & FOOD
Seasonal Clothing & Shoes
Accessories (belts, purses, etc.)
Health, bath, and toiletries
Linens, sheets, blankets, and towels
Food - canned items and non-perishable foods
Peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, canned meat and vegetables, cooking oil, rice, and evaporated milk
Frozen meats and fresh produce accepted during “Family Food Week”
Family Food Week “Family Food Week” is when brethren can donate even perishable foods such as frozen meats and fresh produce in addition to the canned items and non-perishable foods accepted every day. The idea is to have in-stock food items that can be used to prepare a full meal without the need to go to the grocery shop to purchase additional ingredients. The Family Food Week will be held once per quarter on the last week of March, June, September and December every year.
Current Urgent Needs Currently we are running low on food and so we appeal for help to stock the place with non-perishable foods especially Cereals and Canned Foods. Summer clothing’s are also needed.
Regular Open Hours
Wednesday, 5:00 – 6:45pm.
Sunday, 9:30am – 12:00 noon.
Additional days and times can be arranged as and when needed.
Sign-In Sheets Brethren will be requested to sign-in (initials may be enough) and indicate the items taken so that we can track and replenish. For non-members or individuals within the community, we request that they provide their contacts (fill a green card) so that we can follow-up to get to know them and to help with their spiritual needs also.
Management: The Acts 2 Ministry is currently being managed by the Oelze and Boateng Families. However, brethren are requested to volunteer to help.
Philo Road Church of Christ, 2601 South Philo Road, Urbana, Illinois 61802