Fish and Loaves Gift Market is a great way to honor people you love by giving gifts that make a difference in the lives of others. Last year, our members sent over 4,000 gift cards and in the process, gave $40,000 to those in need.
How does it work? You shop from the list of items such as:
You then select items to be donated to those in need. We give you cards to send to family and friends to let them know what has been given in their honor.
Pick up a brochure and place your order on Sundays (through Dec. 22) in the Sanctuary entry (Narthex) or Children's Welcome Area (Wight Garden). Sunday orders can generally be filled while you attend a worship service and will be ready to be picked after the service.
Orders can also be placed online. These orders can be picked up during the week at the Wight Garden Security Desk (Monday–Friday, 2–5 pm or on Sundays in the Sanctuary entrance (Narthex.)
Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me. – Matthew 25:40
Online purchase opening Nov. 24.
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For over 30 years, Austin Street Center has specialized in caring for the most vulnerable homeless men and women in Dallas. Beyond meeting basic needs, Austin Street is committed to individualized care for each person who comes for help. They serve a hot dinner to an average of 350 people per night. A recent tally from Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance showed there was a 24 percent increase in the homeless population across Dallas over the past year. Emergency shelters are full, and a luxury building boom is limiting affordable housing development. All of these factors mean that Austin Street Center needs help now more than ever to provide meals for the vulnerable homeless of our city.
ALARM stands for African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries. We believe that Africa’s problem isn’t war or poverty—it is poor leadership. With our highly qualified African staff and U.S. partners, we develop Christian servant leaders in the African Church and community who transform lives affected by conflict and injustice. Our vision is an Africa without violent tribal or religious conflict. Through 25 years of ministry in East and Central Africa—in some of the most difficult environments in the world—ALARM has directly trained more than 150,000 leaders. They, in turn, have touched more than one million lives, bringing reconciliation, transformation, and development to broken communities. Among our many projects are bringing skills to women and freeing falsely accused children from prison.
Highland Park Pres has been in a Sister-Church Partnership with two Cuban congregations since 1999. The ministry has grown to partner with a third church and numerous new church plants. HP Pres has taken more than 100 church members to Cuba. These volunteers have helped to plant more than 25 house churches, and in doing so have supported 25 missionaries, aided in the building of three churches, and have provided assistance to a local seminary. Our goal in partnership is to come alongside the Cuban church and help them with their vision in reaching Cuba for Christ by meeting the spiritual and material needs of the Cuban church as God leads and provides.
HP Pres partners with Dunbar Elementary and Dallas Leadership Foundation in providing resources, encouragement, and hope to both students and teachers. Dunbar is in the low-income community of Mill City located in south Dallas, and part of the overall vision to transform this community through empowering those living in the neighborhood. Some of our goals are to build up staff morale and student confidence, and to work on increasing the overall reading levels.
Frontier Fellowship is reaching out to over 10 million Arsi Oromo, an unreached people group in Ethiopia. The ministry approach is holistic: focusing on literacy, health, church planting, Bible translation, and evangelism among this Muslim people group. Teams of teacher-evangelists are trained and sent to villages that want a school in their community. Teachers build peaceful relationships between Muslims and emerging followers of Jesus and seek to plant churches that reflect the forms and traditions of the local culture. God’s Word is coming alive to the Arsi Oromo people through a new Bible translation in their own dialect.
HP Pres is collecting financial donations to aid those in need. By giving to the Highland Park Pres Disaster Relief Fund, you will be directly helping those impacted by the Dallas Tornadoes. The Disaster Relief team will be assisting families, ministries, and churches as they rebuild Dallas communities.
Everything begins with water. It’s the foundation for all other levels of development. That means for the millions of thirsty people throughout the developing world, safe water can ultimately transform an entire community. Clean water means not having to deal with a daily crisis and gives time for school, work, life, and health, and allows individuals and communities to plan for tomorrow.
RO’s Children & Youth Programs work to build safe and trusting relationships with children and their families in the east Dallas community. RO provides after school programs, youth programing, and summer camps. The foundation of RO is believing that through education and discipleship, children and adults can be empowered to look beyond the limits that society holds.
The Outreach Foundation’s overall mission is to engage Presbyterians and global partners in proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ. In order to address the Syrian refugee crisis, The Outreach Foundation is partnering with the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon in supporting a refugee camp for thousands of Syrian refugees.