The Bag Brigade

March Item of the Month: Mini Boxes of Cereal

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 of helping to end childhood hunger in our community and with 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.

Upcoming Events:


Dates: March 26-27

The Hands and Feet Project

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, but it is necessary to schedule an appointment for clothing.

Donation Drop off location:
  • The HUB, 1181 Fells Church Rd., Rostraver Township, PA 15012
To schedule an appointment, call (724)469-0112 or send an email by clicking the link below.

Anchored Heart

Anchored Heart is a ministry designed to show the love and hope of Jesus to the families and community members of Marion Villa. It looks to build relationships with the people living in public housing in order to spread the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ.
COMMUNITY EVENTS & SERVICE: These events are designed to help families and community members. Some of the events in the past have included:
  • Dinners/ Desserts
  • Movie Nights
  • Thanksgiving Meal
  • Flower Planting
  • Clean-Up Days
  • Holiday Parties
  • Worship Services
  • Family Days at an Amusement Park
  • Helping FCHA with their programs
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
Hebrews 6:19
To help or donate to Anchored Heart, please contact them:

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.

Seasonal Outreach

At various times throughout the year, GAC participates in various outreach ministries. Including:

Compassion International

Alliance Kidz collects for sponsored children through Compassion International.

Samaritan's Purse

Gospel Alliance Church participates in the Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry.

Prison Fellowship Angel Tree

At Christmastime, GAC collects gifts for Angel Tree.

New Life Options

Gospel Alliance helps at various times throughout the year to support local pregnancy outreach ministries.