Community Missions

 Armstrong supports a wide variety of mission partners with opportunities for hands-on work as well as financial support.  

NEW Ministry devoted to lifting up the spirits of individuals in the community with hand-made prayer shawls! 

Experience the sense of purpose that comes from making a small difference in the lives of those who might benefit from a handmade item on their journey to wholeness. Whether it’s a prayer shawl, lap blanket, pocket prayer square, or prayer bear for a child, you do not need to be able to sew, crochet, or knit, to join this new group. There will be many options to help such as attaching prayers and labels, cutting patterns, and packaging.

Bring a friend!

Anyone is welcome!

We want to create a community of givers using our hands and hearts and have fun and fellowship in the process. 


Questions or to RSVP, connect with Robin Nielsen ( ) or Jill Croswell ( ).

 IPM Christmas Store




We have turned in 13 blankets to Project Linus

Delivered 12 blankets to the VA Medical Center

We still have several in the works for Warm Up America!

We have made dishcloths with dish soap packages that are going to IPM for their Fresh Start Kitchen program!

We would love more volunteers or donations of yarn!

Anyone interested can contact Robin at

Hands-On Missions


Found House Interfaith Housing Network

Our mission partner, Found House/Interfaith Housing Network (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network –
aka IHN, has returned to housing families in need of temporary shelter in partner churches. 

IHN's Website:

Habitat for Humanity

  After a two-year hiatus, Habitat is back in action at Armstrong Chapel. 

Since 2008, Armstrong has partnered with a coalition of churches and Habitat to bring the dream of homeownership to reality for 11 deserving families in Madisonville.  This year, Biensant Avant and her daughters are excited, grateful, and anxious to start building "sweat equity" in their new home on Jonathan Ave. in Evanston.

It's time to build! Armstrong will not have pre-planned, specific dates by the church as we’ve done in the past, so each week our volunteers will have the opportunity to meet and share fellowship with members of the other churches as well as the Partner Family.   Shalom also provides volunteers on days other than just Saturdays, therefore there will be more flexibility for our volunteers to match up to their individual calendars. 

Our next work date is TBA

What Work Needs to be Done? There is a wide variety of jobs and roles, so we are seeking volunteers of any skill level You do not have to be experienced in construction.   For those of you who enjoy construction-related work, this is a great opportunity to learn new skills and techniques from experienced professionals.  For those with little experience, there will be people to show you what to do.  For those of you who may have physical limitations, there are plenty of non-strenuous tasks on the construction site, such as painting, cleaning, materials prep, etc.  

There are a wide variety of jobs/roles, so we are seeking volunteers of any skill level:
   construction work – experienced & not!
   non-strenuous tasks on the site (painting, cleaning, materials prep, etc.)
   coordinate/provide lunches for 10-15 workers
   meet/greet workers
   opening devotional
   take photos and provide bulletin/newsletter updates
To offer your services or to get more information, please contact Geoff Smith at or 240-1468.

  Inter Parish Ministry

 IPM is currently operating with staff only and food needs are heavy. IPM is able to source food from the Food Pantry at good prices. In one recent week, they provided over 1,000 packaged lunch bundles to help families with kids in school. They are operating drive-through food pick-up at 2 locations. Armstrong is accepting food donations at the Atrium entry. You may drop off without needing to enter the building. 

IPM now has a blue clothing donation drop box at the Newtown location (3509 DeBolt Rd 45244). The items are donated to St. Vincent de Paul and IPM receives credit vouchers for their clients to use in the St. Vincent de Paul store.  For every 6-7 items of clothing donated in this box, IPM receives a $25.00 clothing voucher.
Visit for their current urgent needs list.

Armstrong Men support...
Madisonville Braves
Boys and Girls Baseball and Softball teams 
Thank you
Helping us Celebrate their season

Madisonville Braves Celebration '23

Was a Great Success!

Care Portal

Connecting you to the child in need. CarePortal is an online platform that brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. Caseworkers with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond. Armstrong has officially registered to be a CarePortal congregation. 

We need you to “opt-in” for regular emails regarding what is needed. We will seek to identify items and situations where we are able to respond and build teams to make connections with families. The church has identified some resources for these projects but if you would like to make donations, then gifts would be payable to Armstrong Chapel and noted for CarePortal.  
Registering for emails does not require the financial support of this mission.


Time spent with Care Portal families will always be a team effort. We will spiritually and physically meet the needs that God equips us to do. No guilt if we cannot meet every need. That’s why there are multiple churches in this group.  Typically the most important items are a bed, sheets, and blankets. Check out the items on the current list of needs

Creating a lifetime partnership for a change!


In 2005, Armstrong Chapel established Whiz Kids tutoring at John P. Parker Elementary. 
In 2018-2019 the program transitioned into our own tutoring program, Parker Kids Club!  

The Goal

Provide one hour of weekly, after-school highly relational tutoring to at-risk youth
Minister to children who are behind in their achievement levels and would benefit from a stable relationship with a caring adult.


Tutors meet after school with the same child each week during the school year to
work on basic school subjects and build positive, caring relationships.
 If you can read, you can do this. You don’t have to be an educator to make a difference in a child’s life.  
Training and supplies are provided. All you have to do is show up and love your student.


Students who can't read by 4th grade are 4 times more likely to drop out. 
Once you learn to read, you read to learn. It is not a lack of intelligence that holds these students back,
but rather a lack of support systems and role models.  
You can change a child’s life by simply sharing your valuable skills by becoming a support system and role model they need to succeed.
Contact Dianna Sheely with questions or click the button to sign up to tutor. 

I want to change a life!

Complete the form for more information on any of the above mission areas.
A mission coordinator will then be in touch. 
Form - Community Missions

I would like more information on serving in the following area(s): You may select more than one. *