During these unprecedented times, as followers of Jesus,
the WL Family has great opportunities for
Showcasing God's Love to our Neighbors

These are opportunities are as of 4/15/2020.

Check back for updates or new opportunities as our world changes around us…while Jesus remains to be the same as He was yesterday, as He is today and will be tomorrow.

THREE Main Opportunities: (1) donations and volunteering;
and (2) volunteer to help with WL Church Family Care; and (3) your neighborhood.

(1) DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERING

→ HANDYMAN FOR HOME PROJECTS

Looking for individuals who could assist to provide the following for our church families: advise with next steps for home repairs with construction, electrical, plumbing, as well as a mechanic. 
Please indicate if certified - or proficient/experienced.

→ FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS - COMBINED COMMUNITY SERVICES

The biggest need is donations of kid-friendly foods that the pantry is out of, or running low on; (easy prep items that could be prepared by elementary-aged kids or older).

  • Cereal
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Cereal Bars/Granola Bars
  • Pudding/Jell-O Cups
  • Soup
  • Jelly
  • Mac & Cheese (Microwave cups)
  • Pasta & Sauce
  • Bread

When: donations are accepted Mon/Tues/Thurs 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: 1195 Mariners Dr, Warsaw, IN 46582 (near the YMCA)
Phone: (574) 269-6019

  • CCS could use some volunteers, perhaps a group or two of three to four people, to help us with some projects here at CCS sorting donations and organizing some storage space.
  • To schedule or find out more, contact John Parker at (574) 269-6019 ext 222

→ FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS - SALVATION ARMY

  • Canned goods
  • meat
  • cereal
  • soup
  • pasta
  • paper products
  • diapers are always welcome

When: Donations are accepted Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – Noon & 1-3 p.m.
Where: 622 N Ellsworth St, Warsaw, IN 46580 (2 blocks west of Detroit Street, turn right on to Arthur Street - in the vicinity of Pizza Hut and Peerless Cleaners)
Phone: (574) 267-5361

→ MEALS (or groceries to prepare meals) - FELLOWSHIP MISSIONS/homeless shelter

A great opportunity for a Life Group or ABF to bless the shelter residents.

  • Prepare/provide breakfast or lunch for the 50 residents at Fellowship Missions homeless shelter (as they have suspended all volunteers from entering the shelter to make and/or serve meals...but allowing meals to be dropped off.)
  • Meals can be provided as (a) ready to serve or just need to be reheated by FM staff later; (b) all the individual meal ingredients for the FM staff to cook/bake meal; or (c) cold breakfast or cold lunch meals welcomed. [the actual meal times are: 6:30 a.m. breakfast and 11:30 a.m. lunch.] Sign Up: Fellowship Missions now has an online sign-up that is easy to use. Click HERE https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084fabae28a0ff2-shelter

Where: 1520 Winona Ave., Warsaw 46580 near the Fairgrounds; next Baker Youth Club

→ FAIRLANE MOBILE HOME – WL Ministry Team

WL’s weekly ministry to families at Fairlane, many who have children to patriciate in the WL Kids SPLASH ministry, could use the following items:

  • Granola Bars
  • Fruit snacks
  • Cookies
  • Goldfish Cracker
  • Takis

Donations can be dropped off at the church Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

→ FOSTER FAMILY CLOSET - WL’s ‘Room At The Table’ adoption/foster ministry

  • Basic essentials of diapers, any size ( in particular newborn and size 2 diapers)
  • baby wipes
  • formula etc.
  • spring/summer clothes. New only. Not accepting used items at this time)
  • All other donations should also be NEW

Where: WL main building
When: during new church office hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – Noon (Go to the main entrance and push the call button for entrance).

→ HEALTH MASKS

Help to sew health masks for area health facilities. WL is making/providing kits with all the materials and directions.

  • pick up kits at the church M-F/ 9 a.m. – noon. Each kit has all the materials for 20 masks)
  • return completed masks by noon each Thursday. (in other words, do not wait until you have completed the whole kit of 20; drop off any quantity completed each week).

If interested to join the team from WL to sew masks at home go to the "Give Help" button and fill out the form.→


(2) WL CHURCH FAMILY CARE – volunteering to help

If interested in any of the following, go to the “Give Help” blue button on the web home page and fill out the form.

→ Groceries: for our elderly/most vulnerable in their homes and retirement facilities.

  • Shop for items and/or assemble kits and/or deliver kits

→ CARE KITS: for our church family shut-ins, or facing a difficult trial in life

  • Shop for items and/or assemble kits and/or deliver kits

→ CARDS/Notes of Encouragement

  • Write personal notes of encouragement, support, prayer to be included in Care Kits.
  • Write personal notes of encouragement, support, prayer for women residing in the Kosciusko County Jail.
    • They only can receive notes or letters (no cards).
    • The writer could share a Scripture verse or two and let them know what they are doing during this difficult, fearful time to focus on Jesus, and that they are praying for them.
    • Names, the address to mail the letter, and more directions will be sent after you sign up.

(3) NEIGHBORS

Keep looking outward. We want to be the best neighbors we can be during this unprecedented time. Here are just a few ideas to BE THE CHURCH in your own neighborhood.

  • Phone/e-mail/text message your neighbor to check in on them, so they don't feel alone.
  • Write a note to your neighbors, inviting them to text you with any needs that come up.
  • Deliver a care package to your neighbors of common commodities. Ask if there is a specific way you can be praying for them.
  • Is there a single parent who now faces unique childcare challenges? Can you help?

Let’s keep the conversations going!