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Outreach...

Outreach at Mountain Grove is simply a matter of living out the Gospel of God's love. Whether it's packing Christmas boxes for anonymous children, building a handicap ramp, lending a hand for a household move, supporting global missions through the cooperative program, or simply giving a lift to seniors who aren't able to drive, the Mountain Grove family is ready roll up their sleeves and get to work.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Each fall, the Mountain Grove family collects toys, basic hygiene essentials, and small gifts for Operation Christmas Child® shoeboxes. Operation Christmas Child is a program of Samaritan's Purse® that delivers donated gift boxes to children throughout the world. Groups from Mountain Grove usually schedule a day to volunteer at the packing facility in either Boone or Charlotte. Read more about Operation Christmas Child on the Samaritan's Purse website (http://www.samaritanspurse.org/).

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
The Habitat website describes the organization as a "nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live." While Habitat is a global ministry, its work is always at the local level. For those looking for a way to engage practical ministry that impacts families in their communities, working on a Habitat home is a great place to get involved. Read more about Habitat for Humanity»

GREATER HICKORY COOPERATIVE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY
Mountain Grove collects food for the Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry during the months of March, July, and October. While any non-perishable food can be donated, CCM needs peanut butter, canned meats, soups, stews and other sources of protein. CCM also accepts individual portion size canned goods to distribute to the homeless in the community. Additionally, they typically have need of clean egg cartons to use to repackage eggs that are donated by grocery stores.

ANGEL TREE
Each fall, Mountain Grove sponsors several children through the Angel Tree program in Catawba County. Angel Tree, which is coordinated and administered by the Salvation Army, provides the opportunity to help children from birth to age 12 by donating Christmas toys and clothing to those who would otherwise have no Christmas gifts. Each fall, Mountain Grove picks up a number of paper angel ornaments, each with the first name of the child to who gifts will be distributed. The ornaments are placed on a tree in the sanctuary lobby so that the church family can purchase or make gifts for the children.

Annual outreach offerings...

BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES IN NORTH CAROLINA
Baptist Children's Homes motto "helping hurting children...healing broken families" summarizes their mission to provide housing to North Carolina children who have no other place to turn. Read more about the Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina»

ANNIE ARMSTRONG EASTER OFFERING FOR NORTH AMERICAN MISSIONS
Mountain Grove raises funds each Easter season to support North American Missions through the Annie Armstrong missions program through the North American Missions Board. Read more about Annie's story»

One of the ministries supported by the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is the Baptist Friendship House in New Orleans. The home ministers to homeless women and children, some of whom have been victims of human traffickers. Read more about the Baptist Friendship House»

LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING FOR GLOBAL MISSIONS
Established nearly a century ago by the Women's Missionary Union (WMU), the Lottie Moon Christmas offering honors and continues the life and work of Lottie Moon. Lottie served as a missionary to Chinese women and girls in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The Lottie Moon program is a ministry of the International Missions Board with an annual goal of $175 million. Read more about Lottie's story»

BAPTIST RETIREMENT HOMES OF NORTH CAROLINA OFFERING

Please consider making a donation to the annual offering for older adults to the Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina. Donations made to this offering are used to provide care and services to older adults who have limited financial resources.  Baptist Retirement Homes operates several retirement facilities in the State where senior adults can receive the care they need.  Please pray for Baptist Retirement Homes and the older adults that they serve.  Read more about the Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina»

NORTH CAROLINA STATE MISSIONS OFFERING
This offering supports Baptists on Mission's (formerly named Baptist Men) disaster relief program and dental bus.

HECK-JONES OFFERING FOR WMU OF NORTH CAROLINA
The WMU (Women's Missionary Union) of NC is supported in part by donations to the Heck-Jones Offering.  WMU NC provided financial assistance to Christian Women’s Job Corps & Christian Men’s Job Corps, subsidized registration fees for sixty-five girls so that they could attend Camp Angel Tree at Camp Mundo Vista and provided financial assistance to seven newly-appointed NC born missionaries.  

MOTHER'S DAY OFFERING
This offering raises funds to help pay for medical expenses of individuals who have demonstrated need for assistance, and who are being treated at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Baptist Hospital).

CLOTHES CLOSET
Mountain Grove maintains a small clothes closet for those with immediate needs.

FAMILY CHRISTMAS FUND
Mountain Grove raises funds each year to provide Christmas presents to children who would not otherwise receive presents.

EBENEZER CHRISTIAN CHILDREN'S HOME
The Mountain Grove family has supported Ebenezer Christian Children's Home in Wilkesboro, NC. The facility provides a caring home for neglected and abused children in the northern Mountains of North Carolina.
Read more about
Ebenezer Christian Children's Home»


Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing...


Helping with a household move...


Building a handicap ramp...


Working on a Habitat for Humanity house...

Baptist Retirement Home - Western North Carolina...
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Helping to provide housing and necessities after a fire...