Make community more aware of outreach through advertising at church and through local agencies.
FOOD PANTRIES – Fannin and Gilmer Counties
A. Increase collection of food for the food pantries through monthly collections advertised through the Friday mailings, Cherrylogue, and bulletin.
B. Providing income to each Pantry through our church budget each month.
A. Work on improving space for clothes closet at the Little White House (now called the Community Outreach Center)
B. Clothes Closet articles in CherryLogue that share statistics of the success of the clothes closet. The closet is distributing clothing weekly.
C. Search for possible place to get donated clothing, especially children’s clothing
D. Expand list of volunteers for helping with the clothes closet on an ongoing basis.
GARDEN FOR OTHERS
Develop a plan for year-round gardening and harvesting. Encourage more of the congregation to participate. Meeting in February, 2016 to build a plan for growing and harvesting and the use of land.
A. Deciding on what and where certain vegetables will be planted
B. Use of straw to keep paths between rows weed free.
C. Possible development of a composting area – consideration for not drawing animals (bears, deer, rabbits)
D. Come up with a list of organic solutions for bugs. Also solution for keeping snakes out of garden.
E. Develop timeline for encouraging church members to help for planting, maintaining, and harvesting.
SAM STARR MINISTRIES
A. Solicit projects for local ministries
D. Investigate participation in Disciples Volunteering and how our church can participate.