“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.”
- Cards for Troops, Veterans, and Abernathy Laurels Residents: By arrangement with a commanding officer in Kuwait, Rehobeth sends Thinking of You cards and notes to active troops throughout the year. We also have card and candy campaigns for special holidays, including Valentine’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas to let these soldiers know just how much we appreciate their service! We also send cards to veterans at the V.A. Hospital in Salisbury and to residents at Abernathy Laurels assisted care center.
- Loaves and Stitches: This group of Rehobeth members knits and crochets prayer squares, prayer shawls, blankets, and other items for those who are sick or housebound, are far from home, or facing adversity. Each time the recipients wrap their shawl around them or hold the prayer square in their hand, they can feel not only the physical warmth and comfort but also the love and care of every stitch.
Serving the community
We believe in making a difference in the community where we live, work, and play – to be the “hands and feet of Jesus” wherever we are needed. We volunteer in a number of ways, including:
- First Thursday Community Meal, a free dinner prepared and served by Rehobeth church members for anyone in the community. Currently, meals are take-out only.
- Blessing Box, a special cabinet located outside Rehobeth’s Family Life Center, where those in need can come and select food and hygiene items provided by the church. In addition to maintaining our own Blessing Box, members of Rehobeth have assisted area churches in building and stocking their own Blessing Boxes.
- Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM), which stocks food, clothing, and household items for distribution to the needy. Rehobeth collects and donates non-perishable food items each week to ECCCM. Rehobeth also sends volunteers to work in the ECCCM store to stock shelves, bag food, hang or fold clothes, and sort other donated items.
Advent and Lent are special times of preparation for the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior. During these seasons, the people of Rehobeth participate in special missions that celebrate God’s infinite grace, such as:
- Providing hats and mittens or other items for foster children
- Filling shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child
- Preparing gift bags for church members who are homebound or live at Abernathy Laurels assisted care center
- Donating assorted birthday and other cards for prisoners to send to their children or other loved ones
- Collecting items for Dove House, a facility for abused children
- Preparing and taking meals to the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue headquarters
- Performing housework and yard maintenance for the elderly
- Planting flowers and spreading mulch at the local Hospice house
- Working at the Mission Response Center, located in Terrell, for the United Methodist Church