Armstrong supports a wide variety of mission partners with opportunities for hands on work as well as financial support.
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 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 emails from Bob and Nancy Webster, approximately once a week.
We will seek to identify items and situations we are able to respond and build teams to make the 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 weekly emails does not require 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.
Parker Kids Club
Creating a lifetime partnership for change! Tutoring students at John P. Parker Elementary in Madisonville during the school year.
Our Promise: To serve students who are ‘at risk’ through tutoring & help them reach their full academic potential by:
Offering Godly, and compassionate 1-1 tutoring to spur academic growth.
Build strong student – tutor relationship of encouragement.
Work in partnership with the school to create individual plans to create transformation.
Create space for celebration of student success therefore encouraging a desire to learn.
Tutoring is once per week during the school year, while in session. With Family Celebrations (2x during school year) Tutoring is for kids 3rd through 6th grade on Tuesdays. Training is provided along with appropriate teaching materials.
Tutor Training is available.
Support our Parker Kids Club, their families and school staff by tutoring, assisting with an enrichment club, assisting with or donating to the Family Celebrations!
For the 2019-2020 School Year - Training is October 22nd and tutoring begins October 29th
Contact Dianna Sheely if you would like more information!
To sign up to be a tutor, please complete the application. Once your application is received, Dianna will be in touch to affirm your participation.
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
Four times a year, we house temporarily homeless families in our main church building. We strive to provide our guests with a "home away from home" by offering them three meals a day and a private sleeping space. Volunteers are needed to help setup the sleeping areas, provide evening dinners, host our guests during either the evening or overnight hours, and dismantle the sleeping accommodations at the end of the week.
Habitat for humanity
A hands on opportunity to build a home for a family in need. Saturdays through summer and fall. The new construction site is located at 6003 Sierra Street. We will work one Saturday
each month alongside our colleagues from Church of the Redeemer. Our scheduled work dates are: pending
WHAT WORK NEEDS TO BE DONE?
There is a wide variety of jobs/roles, so we are seeking volunteers of any skill level (i.e., 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/techniques from experienced “pros.” 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 lots non-strenuous tasks on the construction site (e.g., painting, cleaning, materials prep, etc.).
Beyond construction work, there are a lot of other important non-physical/construction roles to play:
- Someone to coordinate/provide Saturday lunches for 15-20 workers (see lunch dates above)
- Someone to meet/greet workers on Saturday morning and give the opening devotional (only a 30-minute commitment)
- Someone to periodically take photos and provide email/bulletin updates to Armstrong
There are a lot of ways to share your time and talents -- we are asking you to give some thought and prayer to being a part of this
wonderful mission. We encourage people to participate as individuals, as families, and as groups:
- High school students (16 and older) who need volunteer/service hours for school
- Adult Sunday School classes to come as a class
- Adult Small Groups to come as a group
To offer your services or to get more information, please contact Geoff Smith or the church office.
Madisonville & Streetfest
Collaborative outreach projects with partner churches, social service organization and Madisonville Community Council. Help sponsor the Madisonville Streetfest held each August.