Golden Wishes Tree
The Golden Wishes Tree in the entrance area is placed to assist nearly 30 seniors in our county. Simply take an ornament which contains a simple wish from a senior with whom our congregation can share the gift of love at Christmas. We encourage those who “adopted” a senior’s wish to spread some holiday cheer this year by hand delivering these gifts to that senior and spend a few minutes with them. These Golden Wishes contain small gift ideas and basic needs that will go to seniors who are served by the Johnston County Council on Aging.
Serving is more than volunteering. It's a deeper component of discipleship and an opportunity to be Christ's hands and feet in to the needy in a broken world.
Clayton Area Ministries
Clayton Area Ministries (CAM) is a local ministry that offers food and financial assistance to the needy. They collect non-perishable food items on an ongoing basis. CAM began in 1982 as a food pantry for those in Clayton area who needed help.
Rise Against Hunger
Rise Against Hunger is a Raleigh-based international hunger relief organization with a mission of ending hunger throughout the world. Discovery Church was the first church in Johnston County to bring a Rise Against Hunger meal-packaging event to the area. Since then, we've packaged about 100,000 meals for hungry children and families across the world.
Note in the Pocket
Note in the Pocket provides clothing and shoes to impoverished and homeless children, believing it's unacceptable that children are limited in their educational and social development because they do not have appropriate clothes for school. Discovery Church partners with Note in the Pocket to help "clothe children with dignity and love."
Each September 11, we serve and remember through Activate Good's Day of Service and Commemoration, a Triangle-wide day of serving to honor those lost on 9/11.
Socks of Love
-Sunday, November 25, 2018
Discovery filled over 720 socks with personal care products to distribute to the homeless in Johnston and Wake Counties.
*270 will go to Mission Work 4 Jesus, a grassroots organization in Raleigh that serves as a street ministry - they work to show love to the homeless and to support and encourage them while holding their hands as they are transitioning out of homelessness.
*100 pairs will go to Families Together NC, a nonprofit whose mission is to work towards moving families in Wake and surrounding counties from homelessness to stable homes through mentoring, housing support and connection to community resources.
*250 pairs will go to the South Wilmington Street Men's Shelter in Raleigh which provides a tier of services to lead men to self sufficiency.
*100 pairs will go to the Smithfield Rescue Mission which exists to proclaim the love of Jesus for those who are homeless and in crisis by providing shelter, life necessities, and life changing programs to break the cycle of poverty.