Mission of the Month: Good Samaritan Ministries
Thank you for your generous support of Good Samaritan Ministries. This is a truly local mission, serving those in need who live in northwest Guilford County. There are 11 participating churches in Stokesdale and Oak Ridge who support this ministry. No one is turned away. A family is only asked to provide a name and address for record-keeping purposes.
The pantry is located in the Stokesdale Business Center, 8500 Ellisboro Road in Stokesdale. On the fourth Saturday of each month, the pantry opens to distribute boxes of food to all who come. The boxes are substantial, containing approximately 30 lbs. of 14 different items of food. This is enough to provide a family of 4 basic nutrition for about a week. If a family is larger, they receive two boxes. GSM also offers emergency financial assistance for those who need help with critical expenses, such as utility bills or rent. The requests are verified, and money is paid directly to the utility or landlord.
ORUMC supports this ministry in several ways:
1. Through our budget.
2. Through your donations of food items. See the list on the wall next to the collection cabinet outside the church office for items to donate.
3. Through your financial support of GSM as a Mission of the Month.
Thank you all for your generous support and participation in this vital local mission!
Spencer and Linda Sullivan
GSM Ministry Leaders