The Community Service Ministry at RCCC encourages you to participate in the fight against COVID-19. Community members are impacted by shutdowns and health care professionals and community responders are being challenged daily due to inadequate supply of protective gear, shortage of blood and financial support.
Here are some ways you can help:
1. Continue Worshiping and Tithing
The number one thing we can do in a crisis is to continue to lean on Christ. Details about online Sunday Worship are available here. You can also listen to the Sermon Archive. See Ways to Give for ways to continue your tithe.
Community Groups are meeting online. Contact your Community Group leader for details.
2. Deacon Fund Donation
The Deacon Fund is used at the discretion of the executive board to provide relief to RCCC members. The fund will be used for relief such as assisting members who have lost jobs due to shutdowns and providing relief for those who become ill. Donations can be made directly to RCCC, with the note “Deacon Fund”. See Ways to Give for details on giving.
3. Blood Donation
Blood and platelet donors are urgently needed. Please check for a blood drive. COVID-19 precautions are in place for donors. As the Red Cross says, “One of the most important things you can do to ensure we don’t have another health care crisis on top of coronavirus is to give now”.
4. Food Donation
The Food Pantry at Zarephath Christian Church remains open despite the closures of many other places serving low-income families. Drive-through food donations can be made Monday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10am to noon. Call upon arrival and a staff member or volunteer will pick up the items from your vehicle. See My Neighbors Pantry or Facebook for items needed.
As a result of store closings and the need to maintain social distance many at-risk people are currently unable to run errands; to purchase food, pick up medicine, or perform other tasks. The church is working on ways to match those in need with volunteers. In the meantime If you know of someone with a need, please offer to help.