Missions

HOUSE OF HIS CREATION

This mission is a non-denominational Christian ministry dedicated to pregnant and parenting young women, their children and families.  They provide Christ centered residential housing for women ranging in age from 11 – 25 and their children under age 5.   House of His Creation aims to help each resident walk through the immediate challenges in her life and help them prepare for the future.

KOINONIA CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES (Spanish Health Ministry)

Goals are:

1) to promote physical, emotional and spiritual health in the Spanish community.

2) to maintain prenatal services and continue to teach santity of life in order to prevent abortions.

3) to continue to develop resources and skills in leading a Bible study to address post-abortion stress.

SMALL BEGINNINGS (Cornerstone Pregnancy Care Service)

Small Beginnings is a Christ centered, caring ministry enabling individuals involved with a pregnancy situation to make life affirming decisions. They provide accurate information and comprehensive services without cost or discrimination.

CHESTER COUNTY MIGRANT MINISTRIES

The migrant ministry serves the spiritual and physical needs of migrant workers in our community.  It is a FAITH  centered ministry supported by local churches and individuals,.  Assistance is provided on immigration and naturalization.

BRIDGE OF HOPE

Through the help of local church groups and other mentors, this mission is building a “ministry of friendship” for homeless single mothers by helping to end and prevent homelessness for them and their children.  Bridge of Hope teaches them to be responsible, to manage a budget, to gain independence and ultimately be able to support themselves.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

This is an international organization that constructs affordable houses for low income families. Volunteers  partnership with families to build their new homes.  The houses are sold to them at cost with interest free mortgages.  Our Church provides financial support to the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity.

KENNETT FOOD CUPBOARD

Church donations are used to help needy families in the community.  This includes food, rental and utility assistance, funeral expenses, prescriptions, and other miscellaneous help.

The Bridge Compassionate Ministry Center serves our neighbors in need by providing food, clothing, household goods, furniture, referrals, and encouragement. Open every Tuesday evening, the center serves 30-50 families a week and 500 different families from throughout the Avon Grove School District each year. While housed in The Church of the Nazarene and under their leadership, The Bridge is a combined effort of several area churches, community organizations, and individuals.

Corey Beattie, 19, was critically injured in a car accident in October 2010 and after months of physical and occupational therapy is gradually regaining strength. As a senior in high school Corey had hoped to attend Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts School upon graduation.  The car accident has changed her life dramatically, but Corey still has a keen interest in culinary cuisine.  Part of her ongoing therapy includes cooking!  On Mondays, with the help of her mother Marie, therapist Brittney and teacher Christa, Corey prepares meals such as pork tenderloin with potatoes au gratin and rosemary chicken and rice.  About ten meals a week are then sent to local churches for distribution by Meals on Wheels.

Oxford Neighborhood Services Center is a private, non-profit organization concerned with assisting people to achieve health, wholeness and stability in their lives by:

  • Offering people with questions, problems or emergency needs a place to explore options and/or find answers.
  • Providing space for county agencies and community programs to deliver services.
  • Establishing a link between people who want to reach out to help others.

In addition to being a United Way agency, the Center is funded by contributions from churches, organizations, individuals, foundations, and Chester County Government through Human Services Development Fund.

Tamani World Children Project is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) started in 2009 by Tom and Diane Gouge.  It began as a support vehicle for Tamani Kenya, a small orphanage in Nairobi Kenya operated by James and Truphena Wanjala.  Through this effort more than 30 children are cared for in a loving environment where God is the center of daily life. Tamani Kenya strives to provide for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of these children who have experienced such loss and hardship.  The goal is to develop each child to his full potential by also providing an education.