LifePointe's mission is to CONNECT people to Jesus and to like-minded believers, to help them GROW in relationship with Jesus and with others, and to SERVE one another, their church family, and the community around them. The OUTREACH Ministry helps identify ways for our church family to make an impact in the COMMUNITY by highlighting service opportunities. From distributing food at local food banks to helping with the homeless community to donating Christmas gifts to needy kids and families, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in sharing grace, hope, and the love of Jesus.
As you consider how you can get involved with the Outreach Ministry, consider the opportunities listed below.  Click on each opportunity to find out more details. If you have questions about becoming more involved with the Outreach Ministry, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page and someone will reach out to you.
In 2023, LifePointe will be selecting a local organization each month and encouraging you to donate specific items that will help them continue their mission. Look for the big blue bin in the Gathering Space each week and drop your items there. Each month, we'll highlight an organization, what they do, and how your donations will help. Check out the upcoming months below...

FEBRUARY

For the month of February, LifePointe's Outreach Team is collecting food items to help support the Weekend Meal Bag program at J Blaine Blayton Elementary School in Williamsburg. This program helps LBBES students by providing food to needy children each weekend. Stop by the Food Pantry stand in the church lobby to grab a slip or two with food items listed. Bring them back each week in February and we'll deliver all of the items at the end of the month.

If you have any questions about the February collection or how to get connected with the outreach team, please fill out the form below.

MARCH

March’s item of the month will be a food drive for the Bridges of Change pantry. Bridges of Change is a non-profit domestic violence shelter for the region that provides free emergency shelter and wrap-around services to victims of domestic violence. They serve the counties of New Kent, Charles City, King and Queen, and King William, and the town of West Point. The items collected will be given out to the sheltered women and children. 

Check the list below and choose any of the items, bringing them back each week through the month of March.
BRIDGES OF CHANGE FOOD PANTRY ITEMS:  Pasta of all kinds - Spaghetti Sauce - Alfredo Sauce - Mac n Cheese - Instant Mashed Potatoes - Instant Rice - Instant Stuffing - Knorr Flavored Rice or Noodle Packets - Hamburger Helper/Chicken Helper/Tuna Helper - Ramen Soups - Breakfast Bars - Granola Bars - Cereal - Instant Oatmeal - Instant Pancake Mix - Maple Syrup - Beef Bouillon - Chicken Bouillon - Peanut Butter - Jelly - Canned Soups - Canned Vegetables - Canned Ravioli/Spaghetti Os - Canned Tuna - Canned Chicken - Cooking Oil - Sweet Relish - Baked Beans - Tomato Sauce - Diced Canned Tomatoes - Canned Kidney Beans - Canned Pinto Beans - Seasoning Packets for Pot Roast, Stew, Chili and Tacos - Taco Shells (hard or soft) - Fruit 4 Packs (peaches, pineapples, or mandarin oranges) - Fruit snacks individual servings - Shelf stable juices (boxes, cans, or bottles) - Instant Iced Tea Plain and Sweetened with Lemon - Peanuts, Cashews or Almonds! (Bag or Jar) - Instant Cake Mixes and Icing - Instant Cookie or Muffins Mixes in a Bag (just add water) - Seasonings like Salt, Pepper, Garlic Salt, Italian Seasoning Blend, or Asian Seasoning Blend - Salad Dressing (Italian and Ranch)

Crockpot Meals (New dates to be announced soon)

WHAT IS IT? 
The Crock-Pot Meal Ministry is a partnership between LifePointe, multiple local organizations, and local motel management to supply hot, self-made meals for sheltered homeless families locally. Families receive a new CrockPot, CrockPot liners, instructions, recipes, basic kitchen items, and meal ingredients for two meals for each family, every other week.

HOW CAN YOU HELP? 

On December 14th, LifePointe has committed to providing 46 meals for families living in local hotels here in the Williamsburg area. These families already have CrockPots, but need someone to deliver meal ingredients to be prepared in their room.


HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
- Click the sign up link to access the registration page;
- Choose a hotel to deliver the meal items to;
- Choose a CrockPot recipe, purchase the ingredients, print the recipe, and put it all in a bag - one meal per bag;
- Label the outside of the bag with "CrockPot Meals”;
- Then deliver the bag(s) to the motel office according to the directions.

Looking for Opportunities to Volunteer?

Check out these volunteer opportunities and click the link to learn more and to get connected with these local programs.

COMMUNITY OF FAITH MISSION
Faith-Based Emergency Shelter Program  |  Serving those experiencing homelessness in the Greater Williamsburg Community during the coldest months of the year.
SIGN UP HERE
GROVE CHRISTIAN OUTREACH CENTER
Food Pantry & Clothes Closet  |  Food Pantry Volunteers help fulfill shopping lists and deliver items to vehicles. Clothes Closet Volunteers help receive and sort through donations .
SIGN UP HERE
NEW HOPE FOOD PANTRY
Food Pantry Volunteers  |  Tuesdays @ 2:00p - 6:30p  |  Food Pantry Volunteers help sort and stock food items and assist with shopping needs.
SIGN UP HERE

Ready to get more involved?

Fill out the form below and someone from the Outreach Ministry will reach out to you.