Outreach Programs

JOY Gardeners

If you are age 55 or older, we would like to have lunch with you on the last Thursday (or Friday) of each month.  Join us as we travel to places for great food and better fellowship.

 
Upcoming
 
If an event is planned for May 2021, the details will be posted on this page when they are available.

Shoebox Ministry

As with most other things, this project was done a little differently in 2020. Families filled shoeboxes and returned them to the church. Seventy shoeboxes were packed and delivered to Operation Christmas Child in 2020.
 
We will be collecting for the shoebox ministry again in 2021. The shoebox will more than likely be the only gift the recipient will get the entire year. Also, before a child receives a box, a booklet, containing the gospel in their language, will be placed in the shoebox by Good Samaritan ministries. What a great opportunity we have to be a part of sharing the love of Christ all over the world!

Care House

Many thanks to everyone that donated cans of soup on “Souper” Bowl Sunday. We received 438 cans for the Care House.
 
The Care House is located in Lynn Garden at the corner of Lynn Garden Drive and Virginia Street. We are partnering with them to collect food for the neighborhood food bank.
 

The current needs are toiletries, food items or monetary donations. They can purchase the food at a cheaper cost. 

Peanut butter is always needed.  Other food items that are needed include canned meat, mac and cheese, spaghetti noodles and sauce. Please place items in the collection area behind the choir loft.

Many thanks to everyone that helps feed the hungry in our community.

Homebound Ministry

This is a team of men and women who are passionate about serving the homebound members of Lynn Garden Baptist Church and are ensuring that though they may not be with us in person, they are not forgotten.  If you share a similar passion, this team would welcome you in joining with them as they care for those who can no longer be physically with us.  Contact the church office to learn more about this ministry.

Project JFK School Supply Collection

The list below is an updated request from Kennedy Elementary on their current needs. This year we are only able to accept unopened supplies for each student.

Supplies Needed:

  • Stretchy pants (boys and girls – all sizes needed)
  • Reusable water bottles

Meals on Wheels

 

How Can You Help?

Meals on Wheels of Kingsport depends heavily upon the generous donation of time by hundreds of volunteers throughout our community.  Remember the adage: Many hands make light work?  So, it is with Meals on Wheels.  Try them and see for yourself.  It really doesn’t take much time and the payback is huge.  How often do you get the chance to make a difference in the lives of over 200 individuals by giving as little as 90 minutes of your time each month?  Meals on Wheels offers a variety of opportunities to suit your interests.  By volunteering, you will make a difference in someone’s life – maybe even yours too!

Meal delivery
Volunteers are needed to deliver the meals to the recipients.  Each weekday over 200 meals are delivered from the two kitchen facilities.  14 delivery routes have been planned and maintained, with each route consisting of 15-20 meals.  The routes are planned in such a way as to minimize the volunteer’s time required and minimize travel between stops.  Generally, each route can be delivered in just over an hour.  Most routes are delivered by teams of two people.  One person drives and the other takes meals to the door of the recipient.  Volunteers use their own vehicles to deliver the meals.  Meals are picked up at the kitchen at 10:30 am and delivered by 12 noon.  It takes only one and a half hours a month to volunteer. Would you consider giving an hour and a half each month?  Many of the volunteer drivers are delivering meals during the lunch hour from work.  Often times, employers in the area will allow employees to use their lunch break or some time away from their job to participate in this community service.  If you are interested in helping but work during the day, check with your employer.

To volunteer or for more information, please click the button below.

Meals on Wheels – Kingsport