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. It now serves more than 150 families - approximately 500 individuals - each month. In addition to regularly collecting food, volunteering, supporting their fundraising, our Youth Group has been active in supporting CAM's mission by serving in its food pantry.
Stop Hunger Now
Stop Hunger Now is a Raleigh-based international hunger relief organization with a mission of ending hunger throughout the world. Since 2005, Stop Hunger Now has been packaging meals in assembly-line fashion with various partners throughout the country. A Stop Hunger Now meal consists of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and a flavoring mix which includes 21 essential vitamins and minerals and costs a mere 25 cents to produce. More importantly, these meals have a shelf-life of five years and can be transported quickly. Discovery Church was the first church in Johnston County to bring a Stop Hunger Now 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 is to partner 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. Families c. 10, you can serve with your choice of more than 100 service projects. On Sunday, Sept. 11, 1:00-3:00 pm, make plans to attend the Commemoration at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh. This awesome FREE offers hands-on service projects for all ages, live music, and more. Bring a nonperishable food item to help fill a food truck for the hungry.