Missions

Right now we are collecting new underwear and socks to be distributed by Clothes to Kids when they are given new clothes and shoes to wear to school. During this time, please bring your socks and underwear to the church. Checks are also appreciated.

 

Recent Missions projects have included preparing birthday celebration kits for use by Guardian Ad Litem families and packing Blessing or Manna Bags that can be given to people who are homeless.

 

Teaming with the various mission efforts available through HPPC is a great way to make friends while serving Christ and helping others. Anyone is invited to join a service team. Regular projects include collections of baby items for migrant workers, underwear and socks for Clothes to Kids, food for End 68 Hours of Hunger, and gifts for needy children during Advent.If you wish to help, please email  hppcmissions@gmail.com or call the church office.

A partnership with Thornwell’s Building Families program helps us serve the community and families in transition.  Our building serves as “home base” for a specially trained social worker who provides services to families who are struggling; folks like grandparents as parents, children in families involved in divorce, or children in a newly blended family are some examples.

We host the pantry and packing facility for End 68 Hours of Hunger, Tampa. This summer we are servomg around 200 children using teams of volunteers assemble bags containing food for children whose parents have no transportation or are working during the time food is distributed. During the school year, social workers help distribute the food to children who are food insecure. Each weekend, Tampa families receive food to help them stay fed during the nearly 68 hours between free school meals. The program has no employees and is supported completely by volunteers.  We can always use volunteers to donate food or to help in the packing and distribution of the food. Click here for more information about this.

Members also support, with their offerings, charities that focus on providing basic needs to people who need a hand up.  These include Faith Cafe, Metropolitan Ministries, BethEl Mission, Meals on Wheels, Feeding America Tampa Bay and Judeo Christian Health Clinic.  For the past six years, we have supported a nursing student in Haiti through Haiti Nursing Foundation.

If you have any questions, or would like more information about any of these mission opportunities, please send an email to: hppcmissions@gmail.com

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