Outreach Ministry Cares for Elderly and Homeless

Photos contributed by Rick & Jennifer Christman and Stephanie Chitu

The family outreach ministry at McDonald Road Church has been busy connecting with people in the community over the past couple of months.

In February, the group did a project to bring Valentine cheer to some of our local elderly people. Rick and Jennifer Christman, leaders of the ministry share, “On Sabbath afternoon, February 5 approximately 40 people delivered Valentines cards, made by Primary 1 & 2 Sabbath School classes, to about 10 elderly people. Along with cards, balloons, cake, and homemade cookies were delivered to the elderly. Those visited enjoyed hymns, prayer, and meaningful fellowship.”

In March, families reached out to homeless people in the Ooltewah and Chattanooga areas with care packages and special messages. The Christman’s share, “On Sabbath afternoon, March 5 about 15-20 people helped pack care packages for the homeless. We distributed several dozen care packages to the Community Kitchen in downtown Chattanooga, the Samaritan Center, and several packages were delivered to three homeless men living under a bridge in Ooltewah. The homeless were very grateful for the packages.”

If you’d like to participate in the next outreach project, watch for information in the church bulletin or contact Rick or Jennifer Christman. Families are welcome! The ministry aims to do a project each month.