|Serve In Your Community|
Jesus made it really plain that to be more and more like Him would include being more and more aware of the community around us...and then reaching out to love and serve that community. Avalon Church has active partnerships with the following organizations that provide wonderful opportunities to share through service.
WORD ON THE STREET (part of The Light Ministries)
Reaching out to the homeless in our community with meals, clothing and time
Description: The homeless community in East Orlando is a very special group of individuals; people who, like all of us, need to be valued and assisted at times. They always need folks to cook and/or deliver meals, distribute supplies and equipment or simply sit and talk with folks on a Sunday afternoon. The relationships you establish will affect you for a lifetime.
Working to prevent homelessness by helping people find jobs while providing for them materially and spiritually.
Contact: Christian Help branch at University Presbyterian Church on Rouse Road, 407-834-4022
Description: A full array of volunteer tasks, including answering phones, data entry, stocking food pantry shelves, assisting at job fairs and more.
CORNERSTONE PREGNANCY CENTER
Touching the lives of women who are pregnant, are considering abortion or have experienced abortion
Description: This wonderful facility located on the property of First Baptist Church of Union Park provides equipment and supplies, informational classes, individual counseling and a safe place for pregnant women to talk about the issues and challenges of pregnancy, abortion and post-abortion experiences. Volunteer opportunities include everything from answering phones and preparing materials to praying with women.
UNITED GLOBAL OUTREACH (UGO)
Serving the less fortunate in the community of Bithlo.
Description: There are a variety of ways to serve with UGO. Might be cooking or serving the Thursday community dinner or doing maintenance or repairs at the school; there is a little something for everyone to assist with here.