This season we have three churches with needs we can meet with your generous donations. Pastors Joe & JoLeanne Piper at Summit Christian Center in Tacoma, need help with their lighting, video and sound for their livestreamed services as they reach many online before they are willing to step foot in the church building. Associate Pastors Jay Norman and Jim Wallace at Redemption Church Clarkston, in Clarkston, WA are looking for fund to help repaint the church’s exterior and get replace the carpet in the hallways and auditorium. Finally, pastor Dwayne and Melisa Turner at Oroville Assembly of God are in desperate need of a new heating system for their building.
Summit Christian Center
Summit Christian Center is in unincorporated Tacoma, led by Pastor Joe & JoLeanne Piper. They are close to the freeway, but the community retains its rural feeling. This Church has a large impact on their community, working closely with a food distribution ministry that uses their building as well as World Vision, which recently allowed them to donate two truckloads of goods to the over 400 people who attended their annual block party this summer. They are a small church making a big difference by meeting the immediate physical needs of their community and welcoming them into their church to meet their spiritual needs. They are looking to improve the quality of their livestream with updated sound, lighting, and video equipment. Pastor Kevin Geer, of Canvas Church in Kalispell Montana, made the statement that 80% of people will visit your church online before they ever visit in person. This is a powerful realization. While Pastor Joe and JoLeanne Piper have done the best they can with their resources, they are hopeful that a donation through Minute Man would be a huge blessing and tool to help them do better!
Redemption Church Clarkston
Redemption Church Clarkston is entering this new year embracing a growth mindset. They are located in Clarkston, WA, right on the Washington/Idaho boarder forming a united community with Lewiston, ID. This church believes strongly in missions, so much so, that they recently sent off their lead pastors to go into career missions with AGWM! While they are seeking a new Lead Pastor, their two associate pastors, Jay Norman and Jim Wallace, are leading their congregation in actively engaging with their neighbors in the community and growing in their personal walks with Christ. They are in need or an exterior paint job and new carpeting in their auditorium and hallways.
Oroville Assembly of God
Oroville Assembly of God located in Oroville, Washington sits at the far north end of Okanogan County next to the Canadian border. Dwayne and Melisa Turner became the Lead Pastors in September 2006. In 2011 they helped to reestablish and now facilitate a Baccalaureate service in conjunction with other local churches. OAG has partnered with Mark and Kristy Schaufler to impact their community in many ways. For years they gave away school supplies to every student in grades Kindergarten through 3rd until the school then no longer needed this ministry. Recently, this partnership has expanded to include Oroville CARES Coalition, a substance abuse prevention program, together hosting a Bike Rodeo during our annual May Day Festival. Pastor Dwayne serves on the board of this coalition, as well as being a volunteer fireman and the chaplain for both the fire department and the Oroville City Police Department. Pastor Melisa is currently a board member of the Friends of the Oroville Library, serving as the weekly story time reader and a mentor mom for a local MOPS group. Other members of OAG volunteer with the local CARENET pregnancy center and the Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society. Their church building serves as the Connection Point for each member to fellowship, learn, worship, and grow so that each member and those they interact with in their community would be connected to the fullness of God. They are in desperate need to replace a heating system that has been surviving on duct tape and bailing wire for a while now.
Your support of these projects will make a huge impact on these churches and their communities. Contributions should be received by April 30, 2023. Any funds received after that date or in excess of this project’s need will be used for other approved Minute Man projects.
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