Local Mission Partners
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Christian Assistance Network (CAN) was founded in 1999 when God led some Grove City community members to reach out to a family in great need. The head of the household had become gravely ill and was unable to work, and their house needed many repairs. CAN members made the necessary repairs, helped the family get medical care, and provided financial guidance. Most significantly, CAN’s work with the family led them to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Since then CAN has has provided financial assistance to hundreds of unemployed, underemployed, and disabled Grove City area residents. It has paid their rent, mortgages, medical expenses, and utilities. CAN volunteers have helped individuals find housing and jobs. CAN has also provided budget counseling, transportation, and the mentoring of children.
Grove City Community Food Pantry is a non-profit organization, which, in 1981, grew out of the efforts of the Grove City Ministerium to address the needs of low-income families in the community. The Food Pantry is supported through various grants, the Grove City Area United Way, and by the generosity of many Grove City area churches, organizations, businesses, and individuals.
The State Correctional Institution at Mercer (SCI) was completed and dedicated in 1978. It now houses 1494 prisoners. East Main has been supporting a Bible Study for more than 10 years at SCI. The Presbyterian Women save greeting cards to be used by inmates. Money from East Main has been used to update the worship service sound system, and Bibles are provided to inmates upon their request. Inside the walls, the spirits of men are lifted by attending Bible study/discussion, singing and prayer for each other and the world. Some have been converted to Christ after coming to the prison, and are growing in their faith and knowledge of the Lord. Some are active in presenting Christ to their fellow inmates.
Reaching Up & Reaching Out is a Mercer County non-profit ministry supporting those on the journey from jail to new life in Christ. Their mission is to establish relationships with individuals who have experienced or who are currently experiencing crisis in their lives, and provide them with spiritual, physical and emotional support as they begin new lives in Christ and society.
Seneca Hills is an inter-denominational, Christian ministry conducting camps and conferences for all ages, but especially youth, with programs emphasizing evangelism and discipleship. Their primary objective is to encourage and enable youth and adults to place their trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. For those who have already trusted Christ, they help equip them to live in a way that reveals the growing influence that Christ has in their hearts.