East Fairview collected 67 shoeboxes filled with children’s gifts for Operation Christmas Child sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse. Those gifts were dedicated during the worship service on November 24 before being sent around the world.
On November 23, 2019, volunteers from the church packed 70 boxes with food for Thanksgiving Dinners to benefit families in the Manheim community. They were distributed through the Manheim Central Food Pantry.
In 2019, volunteers from East Fairview participated in mission trips to El Salvador, Ghana, Haiti, and Honduras. There will be a special emphasis on those mission trips during the worship service on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at the normal time of 9:00 AM.
To provide some financial assistance to volunteers from the church to participate in foreign mission trips, the church will have a “Mission Trip Fundraising Banquet” on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 5:30 PM in the church fellowship hall. All proceeds will be used to help fund mission trips. Tickets will be available in the church lobby in February.
Evangelism and Servant Ministries Team
The Evangelism and Servant Ministry (ESM) team connects the congregation with the community, promotes opportunities for witnessing through service and missions work, and we have a little fun doing it along the way. We help promote the work of Christ-based organizations such as Bible2School, COBYS Family Services, Love INC, Water Street Mission, and the Manheim Central Food Pantry. We also encourage members to participate in short-term mission trips; this year those trips will be to Haiti, Honduras, and Ghana. We sell milk shakes at the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction at the Lebanon Fairgrounds each September. We also participate in the Manheim Project to help local residents with house/yard work.
We simply try to shine the light of Christ on the congregation and the community through actions.
MC Food Pantry needs
- Peanut Butter
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Canned Meats
- Canned Pasta Meals
Here are some of the organizations we support: