The 2:20 Food Pantry serves a vital role in our church and community. The ministry meets a growing list of physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. They had to reinvent their methods due to Covid, and they've done so with creativity and compassion. The Food Pantry and Home Improvement Ministries (HIM provides Christ-centered counseling) are both based in the 2:20 Center. Sadly, the 2:20 Center experienced a break-in last month. Nobody was injured, but items were stolen and damaged.
Each year, Highland Park encourages people to participate in Gifts Remembered - an above-and-beyond gift to a specific cause. The 2:20 Food Pantry is this year’s recipients. Your gifts will:
1. Supply food and equipment needs.
Allow the team to replenish what was lost and prepare for future needs.
2. Secure the 2:20 Center.
Cover the cost of expenses related to the break-in, and pay for additional lighting, better doors, and other security-related improvements. These improvements will be a blessing to our volunteers, HIM, Learning School, and the neighborhood friends whom we serve.
3. Spur them on in love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24).
Our volunteers have been asked to dream about how extra funds could be used to further their ministry. They are considering some facility modifications that would provide cover from the elements while unloading truckloads of food, an outdoor area to meet with clients, and other ways to improve their effectiveness. These options will be considered as our time of giving ends.
We’ll collect a special offering on Sunday, December 20th (make checks to “Highland Park Christian Church” and write “Gifts Remembered” in the memo line). You can also give online (select the "Gifts Remembered" option) or by mail (5708 E 31st St, Tulsa, OK 74135).
Giving is tax deductible. Monies collected above what is needed for the above projects will go in the HP General Fund, which funds the regular expenses for the Food Pantry. Please make gifts (postmarked or made online) by December 31st.
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