Deacons In Action

Deacons In Action
Our Deacons of GSPC serve our church, our families, and the community throughout the year through donations and service.

Each year, our Deacons host a fall backpack drive, an angel tree, and an advent service night. These events provide our church family to serve many community organizations such as, Manna on Main St, TheVillage, Hope Prison Ministries, Keystone Opportunity House, and Aid for Friends. 
Angel Tree 2018
Many, many thanks to everyone who brought in gifts for our annual Angel Tree.  You helped brighten the Christmas holiday for many of God's children.  In total we collected over 140 gifts (toys and essential items like winter coats) for kids at TheVillage, children served by Hope Prison Ministries, and families served by the Keystone Opportunity Center.  Your generosity for this program is always amazing!
This time of year we also put your donations to the Deacons' Fund to good use.  Five children and three adults served by Merakey (formerly Northwest Human Services in Lansdale) received gifts purchased by the Deacons.  The gifts include toys, clothing, household items, and gift cards.  Your contributions also allowed us to provide $500 in gift cards to Manna on Main Street, which they provide to their clients as part of their Hope for the Holidays program.
Advent Night 2018
A great big THANK YOU to all who came out for Advent Night on November 30.  We had over 50 people here (ages from single digits to 90+!!) sharing a meal, decorating the church for Christmas, and taking part in mission activities.  The sanctuary and narthex were beautifully decorated for the Christmas season with greenery, bows, lights and more.  The mission activities resulted in 16 quarts of chicken soup and 108 snack bags for Manna on Main Street, 52 ham dinners (with potato casserole, mixed vegetables, roll and cookie) for Aid for Friends, and 150 pounds of rice repackaged into family-size bags for Hope Prison Ministries.   The organizations benefiting from this work are all very appreciative of the support we provided.  Your generosity with your time, talent, and treasure made it all possible!

Fall Backpack and School Supplies Drive:
Backpacks and school supplies were collected and given to Chester Eastside Ministries and The Village. Thank you to all who participated and made the collection a great success!