If you're looking for ways to make a difference in our community and the world, look no further.
Help approximately 70 people get a healthy lunch each Monday. Pack the lunches and distribute them at the Presbyterian Church, a great central location, and catch all the smiles that come. Volunteers can also sign up to help with the cost. Please contact Miriam Savage at 255-4460 to sign up.
These meals feed school-age children who have few other alternatives for a healthy meal. Three volunteers with pick-ups or SUVs are needed each Thursday at 10 a.m. to get backpack food from Super 1 and deliver it to Glenview Elementary. Please contact Amy Stegall to volunteer.
This mentoring experience pairs at-risk students with mentors to make their lives better for themselves and others. The online training to become a mentor is available year round. Mentoring sessions are 14 weeks of hour-long sessions during the school day. Please contact Amy Stegall at 251-0750 for more information on helping young people realize their potential.
Angel Tree: Angels will be available for adoption November 11, 18, or 25th. Angels are the children of incarcerated parents in and around Ruston and North Louisiana. Once you have bought and wrapped gifts, please return by December 2nd. If you return the gifts on Sunday, December 2nd, please bring them to room 222. If you have them ready before that, please bring them to the church office. Gifts will be shipped to families December 3rd & 4th.
Foster Care Christmas: This year we hope to provide each child in our area who will be in Foster Care over Christmas with a bike or riding toy. Trinity members, Beth Hegab and Katie Clark began this community outreach project last year and the kids loved it so much, that they want to do it again for the kids who are new to foster care since last Christmas.
Boys and Girls Club: Support our local boys and girls club by donating to give the kids a sweatshirt for Christmas. The kids at the club look forward to a new sweatshirt each year. They celebrate Christmas by wearing them in the local parade and then are thankful for them as the weather cools down for winter. Your donation helps to buy sweatshirts for over 300 kids right here in Ruston.
Christmas Help for local Families: We are partnering with Junior Auxiliary of Ruston to help bring Christmas for families in our area who need it most. You can help by taking a family (beginning Dec 2) shopping, making donations to fund gift cards to give to the shoppers, or by volunteering in the toy room. Call Amy Stegall or Kim Alexander in the church office for more information, 251-0750.
Life Choices Tree: Beginning Sunday, December 2, the life choices trees will be out in the hallways. This community partner agency offers assistance to expecting mothers in our community. They offer healthcare, parenting classes, and counseling. Items collected from the Christmas tree are common items needed with a newborn or infant. Your donation makes a difference right here in Ruston. Take an ornament from the tree and fulfill the wish list. You can deliver directly to Life Choices at 606 Belue Lane in Ruston, or to the church office.
If you would like to donate to any of these Christmas Outreach projects, please send a check to the church office or place it in the offering plate during worship, with “Christmas Outreach” in the memo line. These projects cannot happen without your generosity during the Christmas season. Thank you for being the gift of light to those in our community we help serve.
Loaves of Love: We are taking a break from taking baked goods to the community this year. We encourage you to carry on this tradition if it is meaningful to your family, by making baked goods and taking them to people who are working on Christmas Eve. We will bring the tradition back to the Church in the upcoming years!
Let us know if you've got an idea for an outreach or mission project.