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BENEVOLENCE

But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. – Hebrews 13:16

We have a group of talented and dedicated people who devote their time weekly to provide services for those in need. The Benevolence Center is open every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:30-10:30 to distribute clothing. The clothing we distribute is all donated and we spend a lot of time sorting and cleaning to get it ready to pass out. Our food pantry is open on Wednesdays, 8:30-10:30 in the mornings, and also from 6:30-7:30 Wednesday night. On Tuesday mornings, our Sewing Ministry meets to make quilts, baby shirts, and roll bandages. The baby shirts and bandages are collected and sent to Africa to help meet needs there. There is always plenty of work to be done and there is always room for more volunteers.
 
Just to give you some numbers from our Benevolent Center; on any given week you will find some 80-90 workers donating their time. On Monday nights, Karing Kitchen serves a hot meal for any who need it. This is a joint ministry of the area Churches of Christ in Tyler. The Karing Kitchen usually serves anywhere from 120-175 meals every Monday night of the year. For our clothing pantry, in 2015 we served around 245 families each month. Also in 2015, we honored some 5,200 requests for food, which touched over 1600 families in the greater Tyler area. To put that in perspective, that translated into over 33 tons of food purchased from the Food Bank. In 2015 our Sewing Ministry shipped 734 diaper shirts and 2,762 bandages for the relief work in Africa. The quilts they make go to needy families in Tyler and also to the children at various orphan homes. Our Benevolent Center is truly a place of service and love. Come and be a part of it!
 
Our Benevolence Minister, Donnie Carnathan, is the coordinator.
BUS MINISTRY
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. ~ Luke 14:23
 
West Erwin is reaching out to our members who, for various reasons, have no way to attend worship services. Each Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday evening, the bus travels through the community picking up men and women who need transportation. Please contact the church office 903-592-0809 for more information regarding this ministry, or if you are interested in riding to church in our bus.

KARING KITCHEN
The Karing Kitchen is a cooperative work of five Tyler Churches of Christ:Broadway,Glenwood, North Tenneha, Shiloh and West Erwin.

To find out which church is hosting each Monday night please view the Karing Kitchen Schedule.

The Karing Kitchen began in 1998. Through the cooperation and work of these churches and blessings from the Lord, a hot meal is served each Monday to anyone who is hungry. Karing Kitchen now serves 150 people on a regular basis.

Please contact
Danny Snell
if you would like to become involved with this ministry.
LADIES MINISTRY
Charm is deceptive, beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. ~ Proverbs 31:30
 
The Women of West Erwin is a ministry involving ladies of all ages. The women here are dedicated to growing in the Lord, serving and encouraging others, and sharing love and fellowship together.
 
Please feel encouraged to join our ladies in any area of service. Your talents will be most valued. Contact the coordinator of the committees of your choice and create your place in our great ministry.
 
To learn more about each all the aspects of the ladies ministry, please view our Ladies Involvement Brochure.