The Bag Brigade

October Item of the Month: Cookies

Did you know that 3 out of 4 teachers say they have children in their classrooms who regularly come to school hungry?

The Bag Brigade started with the intent on helping end childhood hunger in our community and a conviction that every child should have the nourishment they need to learn and grow. The mission is simple – pack bags with food so the kids in need throughout the Belle Vernon Area School District don’t go hungry on the weekends.

The Hands and Feet Project

October needs: - new socks and underwear

Built on the commitment to offer a hand up, not a hand out, the Hands & Feet Project  (H&FP) provides FREE clothing for all school age children in need.

There is no income requirement for help.

Donation Drop off locations:
  • Jazzy Boutique, 1049 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, PA 15012
  • The HUB, 1181 Fells Church Rd., Rostraver, PA 15012
To schedule an appointment for clothing, call (724)469-0112.

Anchored Heart

Anchored Heart helps to provide local kids and their families with Christ-centered activities, an afterschool program, and transportation to the church  on Wednesday night. They work on building relationships with families through a steady presence and a listening ear.
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
Hebrews 6:19

Local and Global Outreach

As we recognize that we cannot fulfill God's Mission all by ourselves, we partner with other ministries in order to bring Jesus to those outside our own realm.

Locally, we partner with Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO)  in calling college students to serve Jesus Christ with their entire lives.  Our local ministry, Students Taking A New Direction (S.T.A.N.D.), is located at California University.
Internationally, we have partnered for years with the Envision site in El Salvador doing church plants, community support, construction, and ministry for the poor. Currently, we have begun a new partnership with international workers in Kosovo, supporting the C&MA team, praying for them, and providing pastoral care.

As part of the worldwide family of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, we are invested in mission work.