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.

On Thursday, July 23, we plan to visit the Maple Grove Restaurant in Unicoi, TN. If you are interested, there is a sign-up sheet located outside the church office.

Upcoming
 
Thursday July 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am
MAPLE GROVE RESTAURANT
1207 Gouge Road
Unicoi, TN       
Van will leave at 11:00 or drive yourself
There is a sign-up sheet located outside the church office.

Care House

The Care House is located in Lynn Garden at the corner of Lynn Garden Drive and Virgina Street. We are partnering with them to help the people that are in need in our community.
 

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.

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.

Shoebox Ministry

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, our JAM kids packed 100 shoeboxes that were delivered to needy children all over the world. We will be collecting items for our Shoebox Ministry again in 2020. Our Shoebox Meal and Packing Party is scheduled for Wednesday, November 11, 2020. The meal is at 5:30 pm and all donations from the meal are used to help pay the postage for the shoeboxes. After the meal, the shoebox packing begins and is always a blessing for those that attend.
It is not too early to start collecting items for 2020. You can click the button below to display a list of items that Operation Christmas Child recommends:

Project JFK School Supply Collection

We are beginning to collect supplies for Kennedy Elementary. This year we are only able to accept unopened supplies for each student.
 
Supplies Needed:
• Backpack (No wheels please)
• No. 2 Pencils
• Crayons 24-count Box
• Colored Pencils
• Glue Sticks
• Box of Tissue
• Regular Composition Book
• Wide-Rule Notebook Paper
• Three-Ring Binder (durable): 1½” or 2”

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