Free garden plots are available to anyone in the community. Planting begins in mid to late April. Call the church office to reserve your plot (372-1766).
We continue to partner with The Love Chapel to help our community! The Garden City Church of Christ and Love Chapel Food Pantries are dependent on many resources to keep our pantry shelves stocked. Our greatest resource is our church family’s participation! A complete list of needed items can be found at the Welcome Center and attached here.
DATE: Oct 8
On Food Drive Day, bring your donations and leave them by the trunk of your car. A team of GCCC youth will pick them up and sort the items. We will distribute some of the items to our Food Pantry, and then donate the remainder of the items to the Salvation Army’s Food Pantry!
Located on the north side of the church building to serve children ages 2-12 years old; includes swings and spinners!
Meeting the needs of the homeless
Blessing Bags for the Homeless
Donations of various items are still being accepted to help the homeless of Columbus through Blessing Bags. These bags will be put together and taken to the Salvation Army for distribution. If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact Brenda Burton. Here are the items requested:
tooth brushes and tooth paste, winter gloves or work gloves,
wash cloths, new or gently used blankets and sleeping bags,
hand sanitizer, gallon size Ziploc bags, lip balm
tissue pocket packs, toiletries (bar soap, travel size shampoo, mouthwash, combs & brushes, snacks (trail mix, granola bars, crackers, chewing gum, etc.), non-perishable canned foods that do not require heating, bandages, handi-wipes, warm socks, rain ponchos, Acetaminophen & ibuprofen, bug repellant.
TRUNK 'R TREAT
October 30, 2016 from 5-7PM
The night will include : Sloppy Joe Dinner, Inflatables/Jump Houses, Cake Walk, & Trunks filled with candy...ALL FOR FREE!
FOOD FOR FAMILIES
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Our Food For Families project sponsored by the Women’s Ministry Team begins on October 16. With your help, we hope to bless families at GCCC with a wonderful Thanksgiving meal and, in turn, be blessed for sharing what we have. For more details on the program, see the display table located near at the main sanctuary doors. Contact any Women’s Ministry Team member for more info.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Our OCC Shoe Box Collection kicks off Oct 16, 2016. Empty, plastic shoeboxes are available in the foyer for you to fill with specified items for children ages 2-14. Shoe box donations will be collected until November 13.
We are not collecting individual items to pack shoe boxes at GCCC this year. We ask that you bring a gift-filled, wrapped shoe box (must be able to open the lid), and include the $7 shipping fee requested by Samaritan’s Purse (Checks made payable to Samaritan’s Purse.)