MCBC Delivers Men's Bags of Hope to Veteran's Shelter
In recognition of Father's and Men's Day the Social Action, Brotherhood and Missions Ministry purchased, assembled and delivered men's toiletries to;
The Veterans Empowerment Program of GA. Housing First gives veterans immediate housing and access to supportive services, which prevents further damage for homeless veterans who are seeking help. VEO currently serves 60 men in their 75 bed facility. Pastor Stowers allocated $300 from the Church budget for this project.
Sister Ilene Simmons made the labels for the bags. On Tuesday, June 22, Bro. Bob Simmons, Deacon S J Tuck, Sis. Janie Lowe and Sis. Ilene Simmons filled 70 bags with each of the following: Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Comb, Nail clipper, Razor, Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion, Soap, Body Wash, Socks, Alcohol Wipes, Mints.
All remaining items we boxed up and labeled for their ongoing distribution.
On Thursday, June 24, the items were delivered to the facility. The intake person was elated! When he saw the razors, he told us men were asking for razors that morning and they did not have any!!! We were able to tour the facility, meet staff, see a bedroom, talk with the head chef “who cooks with love and passion” We spoke with a young veteran who had only been there 2 days, just released from jail and needed a place to live.
Thanks to Pastor Stowers and Sis. Barbara Chapman who also made personal donations of items.
A Celebration of Mothers
MCBC celebrated Mother's Day on Sunday, May 9th. The Mount Calvary Baptist Church Social Action Ministry invited members to honor and remember their mothers in a special presentation of “A Tribute and Celebration of Mothers”. A time to remember and celebrate. Members were encouraged to tell us how they celebrated Mother’s Day, for example (we had lunch together) or share a memory, for example “My mom loves (or loved) to bake cakes, etc.” and to e-mail a photo of their mother or mother surrogate (grandmother, aunt, sister, spiritual mother) to the church for the slide show presentation. Pastor Stowers encouraged everyone to "Say Her Name" and remember well the names of all our dear mothers.
120 Bags of Blessings and Love
In the spirit of continuing the 120th anniversary celebration of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church (1900-2020), the Social Action Ministry and members of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church joined together to create Bags of Blessings and Love. Members donated individually wrapped snacks items that were assembled into gallon bags. The bags were so filled with love items that they were difficult to close at time. The goal was to create 120 bags. However, due to the overwhelming support of MCBC members, the Social Action Ministry was able to donate 220+ Blessing Snack Bags. We were able to donate the snack bags to Janie and Ida’s House of Hope, Covenant House, Lost-n-Found Youth Shelter, Foster Families c/o Inspiring Scholars (five families), Carrie Steele Pitts Home, City of Refuge and Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services (Fairburn Rd.) Thanks to members who donated pre-assembled snack bags and to everyone who gave and gave and gave and asked if we needed anything else. You have our (the Social Action Ministry) heartfelt gratitude for helping to make this a blessing to people in our community. MCBC is A Beacon of Light in the Adamsville community and is living out it’s mission and vision statement to impact the lives of our community members. The Social Action Ministry also thanks our precious jewel Lady Stowers and Amari Lockhart who helped us organize and put items into bags. YOUR LOVE IS SHOWING MCBC even in this Covid-19 pandemic. The ministry of the gospel and showing love will not be hindered!!! To God be the Glory!