SERVING THE COMMUNITY
We want to be a church that is truly a blessing to the community. As we prayed and thought about what that looks like we came to the conclusion that the best way we could do that was not to start a new ministry with our name on it, but to help equip and serve with the existing ministries in the community. Manhattan has a number of ministries that meet the needs of the community, whether it be an unexpected pregnancy, hunger, foster care, housing or many other needs. So we will provide information about what places and times you can be a blessing to our community by serving alongside others in our community to meet the needs of others. Philippians 2:3 is our guide: “in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”
We are committed a simple church calendar for the sake of freeing up your time for being involved in the life of this great town.
If you're passionate about some area of serving in the community get it organized and let us know how we can help you get the word out. In the past we've done projects for Sole Hope, Operation Christmas Shoe Box, Flint Hills Bread Basket, Manhattan Emergency Shelter and others.
Below you'll find local organizations, ministries, service opportunities, and just general info about Manhattan to help you get out and be a blessing to the community.
We figure it might serve as a help for new families to town and for our covenant community as we seek to be involved in the life of Manhattan. Look for ways to serve and then invite other individuals and families to join you in serving. Both those who are part of MPC and neighbors and friends from other connections.
Flint Hills Breadbasket: They help by gathering and distributing food to those in need while also looking for ways to help people get back on their feet. This non-profit organization is run by Rick Haworth who previously served as a pastor in town.
Everyone Counts: This is conglomeration of many organizations seeking to assist the homeless into stability. Especially in the schools in Manhattan there is an unusually high number of children who are considered homeless, living on couch of extended family member or other unstable living conditions.
Fit Closet: Manhattan School District's means of providing for the needs of children and families in transition. 100% community supported.
Shepherd's Crossing: Shepherd's Crossing is an ecumenical ministry that offers budget counseling, referrals and financial support to those in need.
Boys & Girls Club: Great place to help with students whose parents work after school.
Big Brothers & Big Sisters Manhattan: This is the local chapter of the national organization that seeks to helps at-risk children through mentoring and others services.
Common Table: This is such a great group to serve with, they provide meals for homeless, widows and others in the community who could just use a hot meal and the company of others. This is great ministry to involve children in as well.
You can learn about other opportunities in the areas using the great tools at the Flint Hills Volunteer Center.