Local Outreach

March 13, 2017 mpanik Blog

A huge portion of the RPC budget is devoted to outreach. We have an official Outreach Ministry Team which coordinates much of our effort, and we also have informal groups and individuals who are passionate about their chosen area of ministry. At the local level, people at RPC are feeding the hungry, helping those in crisis pregnancy, conducting Bible clubs, and taking meals to the sick or homebound and reaching out to children at risk.

The local ministries that we support are listed below,  with links to their websites. Some we support with prayer and finances. The others receive financial support, prayer and volunteers who serve regularly.  We are also committed to working with other groups and churches so that we can meet the practical needs of our local community in the most efficient way.

We invite you to join us in serving Etowah County! Call the church office for more info (256-442-3440) or click on the names to visit these websites.

Way of the Cross Soup Kitchen

This organization coordinates the efforts of the Gadsden area ministries to serve a hot meal to the needy every week day. Rainbow Presbyterian has 2 different teams who regularly serve with WOC. To get involved, contact Susan Boden, Ben Connally or the church office.

 

Etowah Free Clinic: 

The free clinic works to provide free medical care to the most needy in our area. They have doctors and nurses who volunteer their time to diagnose and advise treatments. The clinic also provides free medication for some conditions. For more information contact Donni Wadsworth or Chip Griffith or the church office.

 

Manna Meal Delivery: 

This is a wonderful service that delivers hot meals to the needy and homebound for a modest fee. The food is prepared at Riverview Regional Medical Center and is delivered by local volunteers. This service provide nutritious food and a daily point of contact for those who might otherwise be isolated and hungry. For more information, contact Carmela Garcia or Ben Connally.

 

Child Evangelism Fellowship: 

At our local level, these Bible Clubs are conducted by caring adults at some of our area elementary schools. The children receive love, support and positive gospel instruction from loving adults. Several of our members conduct clubs in the Gadsden area. To get involved, contact Martha Knight, Caroline Connally, or the church office.

 

Eagle Rock Boys Ranch: 

Rainbow gives prayer and financial support to this ranch facility which ministers to boys from very troubled situations.

 

Young Life:

RPC provides financial and prayer support for the Young Life Ministry in the Gadsden area.

 

Etowah Pregnancy Testing Center:

This ministry provides valuable support for women who have crisis pregnancy. Rainbow provides financial assistance and members donated needed supplies.

 

Salvation Army: 

Provides food, clothing and shelter for those in need. RPC gives financially and in prayer to support the good work that the Salvation Army does all year round. At Christmas, our church body stuffs stockings for needy children along with volunteering to ring the bell during for donations.

 

Etowah Baptist Mission:

This ministry reaches out to struggling families to provide food,  clothing, educational supplies. RPC supports this ministry financially and with prayer. Our members also volunteer. Contact Carmela Garcia for more information.

 

GSCC International  Student Ministry: 

This ministry reaches out to international college students attending Gadsden State Community College, to provide them with fun activities and a sense of family while they are studying here in the US. Several of our families serve as host homes for the students or just a point of contact for support and fellowship. To get involved, contact Christian Thomas.