Showing God’s love in a practical way…
Christians should be characterized by compassion and mercy – because our God is the “Father of all compassion and the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3,4).
Good News currently has seven distinct Mercy / Compassion ministries. You are invited to be a part of this effort to show the love of God in a practical way. Any help is appreciated. Couples or families serving together are welcome. For more information call the Chapel office at 508 226 2916 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
FUSE Ministries Mission is to radiate the love of Christ in our community such that all will see and glorify God alone. The hope is that, by “connecting the work of our hands with the love in our hearts, we can change lives” for Christ.
To get involved visit the Fuse Ministries Website. fuse-ministries.com
Saltshaker: A Compassion Ministry
“You are the salt of the earth…” Matthew 5:13
Saltshaker exist to encourage the local church to stand together and bring our neighbors to Jesus Christ by serving the spiritual, physical, emotional, and educational needs of our community. Learn more…
The Acts 4:32 Fund
“All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had.” – Acts 4:32
The Acts 4:32 Fund was established at the request of the elders to provide for the practical and financial support of those in the Good News family. The Acts 4:32 Fund is administered by the deacons and is funded by the generous sacrificial gifts in the weekly offering of those who attend Good News. Over the years, tens of thousands of dollars from The Acts 4:32 Fund has been used to support families when the breadwinner is out of work, help individuals with unmet medical expenses, and provide for general assistance to single moms. Any who are regular attendees of Good News and find themselves in financial or other material need should call the church office at 508 226 2916 or contact the deacons at email@example.com about support from The Acts 4:32 Fund. The deacons have been instructed by the elders to ask a few basic questions about the nature of the need, the current financial situation and how best to meet the request. Requests from individuals in the community for food, or other types assistance are also met from this Fund.
“Second Chance Clothes” – Free Clothing Distribution
“I needed clothes and you clothed me…” – Matthew 25:36
The last Saturday morning of each month hundreds of pounds of “new to you” clothes are given away here at the Chapel free to those who need them. The free clothes make it easier for those in need who are choosing between clothes, food, the rent or electricity this month. Your help is needed to sort new donations, set up tables, lay out the clothes, serve the guests and then pack up and store the clothes until next month. If you would like to serve on the Free Clothes team, contact Marie Silva at the Chapel office by calling 508 226 2916, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
“City Supper” – Soup Kitchen
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”- Matthew 25:34-36
Each Tuesday evening of the year, the City Supper team at Good News prepares and serves dozens of free meals to those in the community who need a meal. Your help is needed and welcome. For more information, or to serve on the City Supper team, contact the Chapel office at 508 226 2916 or send an email to email@example.com
The Providence Rescue Mission
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2
627 Cranston Street,
Providence, RI 02907
The second Tuesday night of each month a team from Good News meets at the Providence Rescue Mission at 4:45 p.m. They conduct a Chapel service and then serve supper to the guests. There is usually plenty of opportunity for encouraging conversations with individual guests. You are invited to come and observe or help any time.
Ridgewood Court Nursing Home Chapel Service
Join us at 1:30PM on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month as a team from Good News conducts a Chapel service for the residents of Ridgewood Court Nursing Home on George Street in Attleboro (map). For over 20 years teams from Good News have led a time of hymns, prayer requests and prayers and an encouraging gospel message from the Bible for the short-term and long-term residents of Ridgewood Court. For more information about this outreach service see Paul Lagasse, call the Chapel office at 508 226 2916 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Annual Compassion Sunday program
“Whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.” Jesus – Matthew 18:5.
Each year around May, Good News joins with hundreds of other Christian churches across America to host Compassion Sunday. The program features a video of the work of our ministry partner, Compassion International, a Christian relief organization through which individuals and families can sponsor children in need. We hear the stories of people from Good News who have sponsored the care of a child in the previous year. And there is an opportunity after the service for you to select a child you would like to sponsor for $32 per month. This support provides schooling, basic school materials and a nutritious meal for your child. In turn the sponsored child writes letters to their sponsor during the year, establishing a personal connection. For more information, call the church office at 508 226 2916 or email to email@example.com