In his first message as our Senior Pastor, Herb asked, “Do We Really Want to Be Great?” The answer to that question is “YES!” because we are all great when we serve others in His name. We encourage families to find a way to serve individually and together. Providence supports the Midwest Food Bank, the Real Life Center, AV Pride, Square Foot Ministry and many other worthwhile organizations, and each ministry area provides opportunities for service throughout the year. 

Moms’ Connection ladies are coordinating a church-wide service project to make bags of needed items for parents with babies in the NICU at Piedmont-Fayette Hospital.
Please bring any of these items and drop off in the basket in the front lobby or Children’s Building lobby:

Week 1: Travel-sized & unscented, hand sanitizer and lotions
Week 2: Gummies/fruit snacks, Goldfish snack packs
Week 3: Granola Bars & Packs of Crackers
Week 4: Travel-sized mouthwash & packs of tissues
Week 5: Chapstick & Peppermints
Week 6: Small Children’s Board Books
Week 7: Cookie Snack Sack & Water-on-the-go Drink Mix Packet (10 count box)
Week 8: Spiral NotebooksYou can bring any items above at any time! Questions? Tracy Williamson 

February is our month to help the Samaritans take care of those in need in our community. Items needed: Canned Beef Stew; Boxed Mac & Cheese; Canned Pasta Sauce; Dry Spaghetti; Canned Pastas; Instant Mashed Potatoes ; Peanut Butter & Jelly; Pancake Mix  & Syrup; Cornbread Mix; Cereals. For the Clothes Closet: Women’s underwear
sizes 8-10 & Men’s underwear size S & M. Please bring items to the Missions Box at the back lobby doors. Thank you!
Many thanks to all who contributed in any way to build three homes in Griffin in 2019. Whether you donated to help cover financial costs, nailed, painted or helped in the yard, you are appreciated! Contact Jeff Williams if you want to find out about the 2020 builds!
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Backpack Ministry Family Service Opportunity 
  Children who receive free meals at school take home a backpack of food so they do not go hungry over the weekend. Each week Providence small groups and families are filling backpacks, which each feed 2-4 children/teens. This is a wonderful, tangible teaching opportunity so our children understand that even in “the Bubble,” there are other children who need their help. Non-perishable food items help us fill the pantry, which will be used as needed: canned pasta; dry pasta & canned pasta sauce; plastic jars of peanut butter & jelly; tortillas; cans of refried & black beans; graham/saltine crackers; canned soups & meats;  fruit cups, pudding cups, applesauce, granola bars, cereal, oatmeal & grits. Please email Leslie if you are interested.
Fayette Samaritans
Bring non-perishable items for the Fayette Samaritans’ Food Pantry to the Missions Box by the back lobby of the main building. Ongoing needs:
canned goods, cereals, peanut butter & jellies, soap, toothpaste, deodorant,
pasta & pasta sauces, soup, oatmeal, dish soap, potatoes, shampoo, diapers, crackers, oatmeal, Mac & Cheese. August & February are our special push months!
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The Real Life Center gives help and hope to families in our community needing support. Donations of food and clothing are always needed, as is help in organizing donations. 
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Families and individuals can go to Midwest Food Bank to help get food ready for distribution to agencies or to help put large quantities into smaller family-sized packages.Due to the large number of agencies waiting to be served, the MFB is raising funds for a warehouse expansion.