The Community Closet is a vital and active support ministry to directly benefit those in need by providing the basic material necessities for everyday life with grace, compassion, and non-judgment. Our goal is to make gently used clothing and household items easily available to individuals and families who are financially challenged, all for the purpose of building relationships. The Community Closet is open to the public. Donation bins are located on the back side of the building.
Serving opportunities: Volunteers from area churches to staff the center, build relationships, gather, sort, organize goods and pick-up large items from donors.
Denise Stonier, Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
Niko Hulslander, Director - email@example.com
Allen and Karen Smith, Co-Directors firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 11 AM- 2 PM
and Wednesday 3-7 PM
Drop Off Hours:
Monday -Wednesday and Friday
11 AM- 2 PM or 4-7 PM
Harvest Cafe Hours: Monday 11 AM- 2 PM
and Wednesday 4-7 PM
Harvest Pantry Hours: Wednesday 4-7 PM
Hours of Operation:
7 AM- 5 PM
The Harvest Cafe & Food Distribution Center consists of a cafe, a bakery and a food pantry. The Harvest Food Pantry works in conjunction with First Fruits Farm (in Freeland, Maryland) to offer both fresh produce and non-perishable items to families in need of food assistance in our surrounding communities.
Serving opportunities: Volunteers to serve in the cafe, organize and package bags of groceries and help with baking bread and other baked items. Volunteers with trucks for pick-up of large quantities of in-coming food; administrative and operations assistants. Individuals interested in baking as a hobby or vocation.
Tracy Smith, Director – email@example.com
Adopt-A-Block trains and mobilizes small armies of devoted followers of Christ to go into neighborhoods of poverty, in order to meet basic needs and build relationships – all for the cause of Christ! This ministry is for volunteers who understand that painting a fence or giving someone a shirt can be ways to reach a soul with the Good News of Jesus Christ! Adopt-A-Block currently serves three neighborhoods in York, Shrewsbury and Stewartstown, with more to come! Teams meeting in York every Monday during the summer and Saturday during the winter, at Shrewsbury Courtyards every Thursday and in Stewartstown on Wednesday. Please Contact Allen and Karen for more information!
Serving opportunities: Enthusiastic volunteers who will commit to visiting a particular neighborhood each week with a team and to serve at community events., administration, publicity, community liaisons and event coordinators.
York Team: Monday 6:00 PM
Shrewsbury Courtyards Team: Thursday 11:00 AM
Stewartstown Team: Wednesday 6:00 PM
We are excited to communicate that Niko Hulslander has decided to pursue a position with Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Sadly, this also means he is stepping down as the director of the Lord’s Gym. He will be deeply missed. For more information on his departure, check out the flyer at the Lord’s Gym and the church office.
The York Regional Dream Center is currently seeking a new director for the Lord’s Gym Ministry. The director will demonstrate a heart for Christ as well as sufficient calling, character formation, competency and capacity for the role. Director will be responsible for maintaining and growing the Christ-centered, welcoming environment which fosters spiritual and physical health in those who attend. Director will recruit, develop and supervise a team of volunteers equipped to provide support, management and administration necessary for gym to operate safely and effectively. Experience and expertise in fitness training, coaching, or exercise is strongly preferred.
Applications are available at the Lord’s Gym and at the GFCS church office. Deadline for application is 9/15/18. Please forward completed application and resume to SLT@gfcshrewsbury.org.