February 2018

Is Serving You Busier Since the Move?

Often people ask, “Is Serving You busier since the move?” To better answer that question, let us give you a visual. Everyday, we have to fill out paperwork for each family that receives food from us.  In the picture below, the stack on the left is a 4-month period from 2014 and the stack on the left is a 4-month period from 2017... so to answer that question - YES!!!!

 

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Starting in March, Serving You Ministries is going to be addressing a two-generational approach in assisting single moms in the Birmingham area overcome barriers that are keeping them from being successful at caring for their children.

Single moms struggle with adequate child care, education and work development, nutrition, housing, and crisis relief. With the blessing of the building donation to Serving You, we are able to start a Northeastern Birmingham Hub to address all these issues in one central location. We will be partnering with New Rising Star Community Church to provide child care off site, Work Faith Birmingham to provide a 10-day work development course at Lovelady Center and Salvation Army, Hope Inspired Ministries to provide a 9-week work development course onsite, housing options through East Lake Initiative, nutrition assistance through Serving You Ministries and East Lake Initiative, and crisis relief also by Serving You Minsitries.

 

If you are wondering if we are busier... absolutely! Things are about to be wide-open at the Serving You Ministries Hub.  

Please know we appreciate your support and covet your prayers. We would love to have you jump in and be part of the Hub.  We need volunteers for all of these initiatives and ministries.  Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to lead your decision to serve here on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis. To for more information about any of our partner ministries or to sign up to volunteer, email Kathy at kathy.woods@servingyou.org.


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During the month of February, Serving You Ministries assisted in over $8,922.41 in Emergency Utility Assistance.

This month, Serving You provided emergency food relief to 160 families in need.

Over 370 individuals heard the Gospel and were served through Serving You Ministries in February 2018.