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Additional GPC Outreach
Hamilton Heights Backpack Program
In 2017, Grand Point Church was approached by Hamilton Heights Elementary School to partner in assisting with the weekend nutritional needs of their students. Access to assisted school program meals is not available during non-school days, and there were some students who may not qualify for free/reduced lunches but needed nutritional support. This partnership, known as the Hamilton Height’s Backpack Program, was formed to address the growing concerns for food insecurity among students and their families.
Initially, we provided weekend nutrition for 20 students. Today, we serve 39 students at this elementary school.
The Backpack Program provides eligible students with two breakfasts, two lunches, two snacks, two fruits/vegetables, and two drinks over the weekends when access to other nutrition programs are not available. The GPC – Chambersburg Youth pack these lunches each week as part of their community service work.
As part of our desire to assist the students and families at Hamilton Heights, we have also provided Thanksgiving meals, Christmas gifts, and Easter meals.
How can you help with this outreach?
We try to keep enough food supplies on hand so that each student’s bag is the same. Below are the items that we pack in these bags. We will gratefully accept donations of these items (delivered to our GPC-Chambersburg campus) or financial donations toward the purchase of these items.
- Individual size packets of oatmeal
- Single-serve cereal boxes or bowls
- Breakfast bars/nutrigrain bars
- Single-serve mac & cheese
- Mac & cheese boxes
- Cans of soups
- Canned ravioli/beef-a-roni/spaghetti O’s
- Ramen noodles
- Nissen cup of noodles
- Cans of tuna
- Individual size fruit cups
- Individual size applesauce cups
- Small cans of vegetables
- Mini water bottles
- Juice boxes & Yoo-hoo
- Snack size bags of chips, pretzels, cookies, etc.
- Motts or Welch’s fruit snacks
- Cracker packets
- Jiff to go packets
If you would like more information about this outreach program or if you have questions, please contact Tammy Bock at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coalition for Christian Outreach
The Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) shares the Gospel with students and develops passionate disciples of Christ on college campuses. They serve together with the church and invite students into the lives of local congregations. They give students a vision for serving Jesus Christ in their studies, jobs, communities, and families. Learn more at ccojubilee.org.
At GPC, we support:
Alycia Hodyl – Alycia has been serving with the CCO since 1998. She serves at the Indiana University of PA, Northpoint campus, and also serves in the mobilization department with CCO in Pittsburgh.
Nick Forrester – Nick has been working with the CCO for 5 years. He serves on four different campuses in the Northeast, PA region.
Jason Pagel – A native of Iowa, Jason has been in Bible ministry in Colorado and with the CCO for 7 years, the past 4 on the campus of Shippensburg University.
Chambersburg Cold Weather Drop-In Shelter
This shelter is a Christian-based program developed to provide a warm, safe and clean environment for those who are homeless, and have no options for shelter during the cold inclement months of the year. To learn how you can volunteer, how to provide a hot meal, and for a list of needed items please visit their website.
As we prayerfully dream about where God may be leading Grand Point Church, the 12:24 Vision has captured the hearts of our staff, elders, and other key leaders. It is a bold, audacious, and challenging vision that is pulling us to consider what it would look like for our church to multiply itself over and over again through a variety of methods. It is more than simply a church planting strategy; it is a long-term gospel multiplication strategy that will require total commitment and sacrifice… just like seeds. As God leads and enables us, we will multiply ourselves in ten ministry initiatives in the next ten years as God provides the right relationships, opportunities, timing, and resources.
These initiatives include: Multi-site Campus Multiplication, Strategic Partnership Multiplication, and Cross Cultural Multiplication. Our history suggests we are a people that take great risk to expand the Kingdom of God. We are simply furthering that long legacy of multiplication and expansion through the 12:24 Vision.
The Heart of the 12:24 Vision
“Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” John 12:24, NIV
2017: Global Partnership
2018: Multi-Site Campus in Shippensburg
This campus was officially launched on September 9th and has quickly expanded to two services!
2019: Community Connections
2020: Global Partnership
2021: Multi-Site Campus in Greencastle
2022: Community Connections (TBD)
Support the 12:24 Vision
- Become a 12:24 prayer partner.
- Give toward the 12:24 Vision
- Prayerfully consider becoming a new campus core team member, strategic partner, or cross-cultural ministry team member.
For more information about our Missions Team or the 12:24 Vision, contact the church office at: email@example.com.