The Southwest Campus of Evangel Temple Assembly of God participates in missions abroad and missions here at home. The following are some of our outreaches that take place here in Middleburg, Florida:
Weekly – Defending the Faith Karate Classes, Clothes Closet, and Food Pantry
Annually – Backpack Outreach, Heaven’s Gates & Hell’s Flames,
and the Fall Festival.
DEFENDING THE FAITH KARATE
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 pm, our Karate Outreach offers a place for people from 7 to 70 years old learn the skills of self defense while also learning about the Defender Himself, Jesus. Gary Lenzi, our Karate instructor, uses the Word of God and intense art of Karate to teach and reach a generation for Jesus. Come see for yourself! Call the church at 291-1426 for more information.
FOOD PANTRY AND CLOTHES CLOSET
On July 26, 2009, our food pantry and clothes closet outreach began as a response to an overwhelming need in our community. Of the three schools within five miles of our church, 100% of their children receive free breakfast and lunch! This means that thousands of families were struggling to provide adequate food for their families. Through our partnerships with Feeding Northeast Florida, Farm Share, and Waste Not Want Not, we provide food and clothing every Thursday at 1:30 pm. The third Thursday of every month, we hold a massive food distribution. Since its inception, the food pantry and clothes closet have assisted over 50,000 people.
OUR NEXT FOOD GIVEAWAY is July 20.
WE GIVE AWAY BREAD AND DESSERTS EVERY THURSDAY AT 1:30 PM
On July 30, 2016, we held our annual backpack outreach. We gave away:
- 451 backpacks with school supplies
- 100 pairs of brand new shoes provided by Soles for Souls
- 600 hot dogs were eaten with the hot dogs & condiments provided by Wee Care Day Care and the buns provided by Waste Not Want Not
- 64 immunizations and physicals provided by St .Vincent’s
- Consultations and giveaways provided by Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital and the Florida WIC Program
- 42 children received ID cards, ID kits, and bicycle helmets through the Mason’s
- 8 library cards, 4 renewals and hundreds books provided by the Clay County Library
- Consultations provided by Habitat for Humanity
- 14 people received cell phones through Access Wireless
- 23 received eye examinations provided by the Lions Club
- 150 toothbrushes/toothpaste/flyers provided by Baker/Clay Dental
- Hundreds of bottles of water provided by Feeding Northeast Florida
- Thousands of clothing items were given away in our clothes closet to over 258 children
This Outreach directly impacts children in the Clay County area and ensures that they have the proper supplies and clothing they need to begin the school year.