But let justice roll down like water, and righteousness like an ever flowing stream.
Amos 5:24

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Ministries of Mercy

There are many people in our area who are in need of someone to help them.  Sometimes the need is created by circumstances beyond their control and at other times the need is caused by choices that have been made.  Regardless, there is a need.  Ministries of Mercy are there to address the basic needs that all people have.  They often center on the concerns of food, clothing and shelter.

The HOC has a significant number of ministries that address the issue of hunger: food pantry, USDA Commodities, Mobile Food Pantry, Potato Drop, Community Garden, and Farmer’s Market…

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Ministries of Justice

Ministries of Justice are those programs of the HOC that are designed to improve the quality of life for individuals and families.  The ministries may be educational, experiential or enrichment.  Regardless of the style, they are all designed to help make life better.

These ministries for children and youth include: cooking/food preparation class, strings ministry, drama program, summer camp, and Stop Hunger Now. Ministries for adults include: cooking and nutrition class, Canning and Freezing, Financial Peace University, Relatives as Parents program, and a Circles Campaign…

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Spiritual Formation

While undergoing a period of temptation, Jesus makes a statement that has a continuing influence on the way the HOC goes about ministry.  Jesus said, “One does not live by bread alone, but by the very word that comes from the mouth of God.”

The ministries of the HOC are available to anyone regardless of race, nationality, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, or age.  Yet, in all of the ministries offered, we seek to embody the teachings of Jesus in all that is said and done…

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Volunteers and Staff

The House of the Carpenter is a ministry that is able to fulfill its’ mission because of the large number of volunteers that make it all possible.  Some volunteers are here 2 or 3 times a week while others come for a day or for special projects.  Every one of them is important.  Our volunteers sort the donations for the thrift store, guide people through the food pantry, pick up groceries and larger donations, manage our work teams, fold newsletters, teach classes, provide child care, cook for special events, unload and…

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