Making a Difference in Our Communities and Throughout Mississippi
The wait is over! July is approaching, and we're excited to go outside the walls of MHBC and into the community!
“SRV ‘17” (pronounced Serve 2017) will offer the perfect chance for our Life Group members here at Morrison Heights to partake in a community service project rotation for four consecutive Sundays: July 9, 16, 23, & 30 from 4:00-6:00 PM. Each of these Sundays we will assist in working to meet the needs of the elderly, homebound, widows/widowers, and under privileged in the Clinton-Jackson area. We have chosen “Serving Christ. Serving Others.” as our tagline, because we desire to see MHBC families and Life Groups fellowshipping with one another and ministering in surrounding areas through service.
Our regular Sunday evening service schedule will not take place during these weekends to allow every age group the opportunity to participate. Family-friendly projects will be assigned to life groups who have members that would also like to include their children (4th grade and up) in serving the community. Childcare will be provided for newborns - 3rd grade to allow parents the opportunity to serve and know their children are safe and being entertained.
Sign up in your Life Group beginning Sunday, June 25, 2017.
Even if you are not a Life Group member, we encourage you to join us for an awesome time as well! Complete a short registration form here and we'll be contacting you with more information. We will also have a sign up sheet in the Commons for you to get plugged in, and you'll be able to find out more information there.
The Second Harvest benevolence ministry offers the love and compassion that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 15:32 to more than 1000 families every month Each family comes to our ministry with physical and spiritual needs. Our caring volunteers extend the compassion of Jesus as they listen to their hearts, pray with them, and share the Gospel as the Spirit directs. Each family leaves with bags of groceries and clothing and the assurance that they are loved.
Over the past year God has allowed Second Harvest Ministry to provide food, clothing, prayer, and encouragement to an average of 1,187 clients each month and we are praising God that 54 clients have prayed to receive Christ as Lord and Savior!
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
English as a Second Language (ESL) is a ministry to help those who have moved to the Clinton area from other countries begin to learn English. Because our teachers use the Bible and other spiritual literature to teach, these students are exposed to the gospel weekly. ESL needs volunteers to help teach children and adults as well as individuals to help with childcare. ESL meets at the MHBC Missions & Ministry Campus, 201 Morrison Drive, each Tuesday night at 6:30 at our Morrison Drive Campus.
ADULT READING AND WRITING (ARW)
Adult Reading and Writing (ARW) helps adults who have who never learned how to read as well as those those who need help to improve their reading skills. Scripture and prayer are a part of every lesson. Each participant is assigned a teacher, and they meet at a time assigned by the teacher. ARW needs volunteers who are willing to meet with one participant for one and one half hour weekly.
TUTORING CHILDREN AND YOUTH (TCY)
TCY is a tutoring ministry that helps children and youth with reading and math. Prayer and scripture are used each week during the sessions. TCY needs volunteers who are devoted to demonstrating Christ's love while meeting academic needs. TCY tutoring meets each Monday afternoon from 4:30-6:00 at the MHBC Missions & Ministry Campus.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
Southside Baptist Church, located in south Jackson, has been a partner with MHBC for several years. They are located in an area of Jackson that provides many ministry opportunities. MHBC provides ongoing assistance by providing brown bag lunches for the homeless each month. Those who help with this ministry bring their brown bag lunches to the Missions Kiosk the first Sunday of each month. Those lunches are delivered to Southside on Monday morning by one of our volunteers, and the lunches are passed out throughout the month.
MHBC also hosts a satellite location for Second Harvest at Southside’s facility. This ministry provides groceries for families as well as personal counseling and prayer the first and third Thursday night of each month.