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In our world today, it is estimated that there are more than 153 million orphans and waiting children. Every one of these forgotten children is precious and loved by God. They too are part of God's family and as believers we are called to be the first to reach out to orphaned and abandoned children around the world. God has always had a plan in place to protect and provide for the orphan. His plan is and always has been that we, His followers, would seek and serve those orphaned, foster, and waiting children in His name, regardless of personal cost.
The East Main Adoption Ministry Team exists to reach out to orphaned and abandoned children around the world and educate our church and community concerning adoption, foster care and orphan care. In addition, we provide financial support and resources to East Main families who are called to adopt or foster.
I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me. -- Matthew 25:40
Watch the video below of East Main's Adoption Ministry families
Open Door Community Dinners
Open Door Community Dinners were started at East Main Church on April 29, 2009. The 10,000 meal was served on July 25, 2012. The door at East Main is open for dinner every other Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend -- no reservation is required. Donations are gratefully accepted. If the Grove City Area Schools are cancelled the dinner will be as well.
The “Ministry of Care” outreach started March 16, 2006 and was setup for sharing our time and talents to reach out in love to those in our church family in preparing a meal for those who are going through their struggle or happy time. This outreach focuses on discharges from the hospital, new moms & babies & anyone with extra special needs that need to be shown that they are loved. This is not to be an ongoing dependency. The Lord has touched our hearts and it is important to give HIM the glory with this outreach that we are undertaking. If you know a church family in need, please call the Church office at 724-458-8270.
Purpose - The Lord tells us:
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. -- 2 Corinthians 1:3
The objective of our "Prayer Blanket Ministry" is to show God's love to people who are going through a difficult time. As these blankets are being made we lift up a special prayer that the recipient of this gift will enjoy the warmth and comfort of this blanket and we ask for God's encouragement, strength and peace in their lives. Please join us to remember these recipients in YOUR prayers. If you know of anyone who could receive comfort from our special gift, please contact Jeannie Leo at 724-458-0526. In this ministry at East Main, we give God the Glory and Praise and know that HE is in control of ALL things!
Participants include anyone with the talent of knitting, crocheting, quilting, tying or sewing blankets, lap robes, or Afghans are asked to come aboard and share their gift. As we share our talent to make these gifts, we are asked to pray for the recipient of our project. These cover ups will be finalized with an attached label that will symbolize it is from East Main and knowing that they have been lifted up with prayers for God’s comfort, strength and peace in their life. We will package them and include a “Prayer Blanket Ministry brochure and deliver to those in need. In all of this we give God the Glory and Praise in using us to be His arms and hands for showing HIS love and purpose here on earth.