Mission & Outreach
God has called us to be a vibrant presence in this community and, with your faithful participation and support, we are pursuing that calling. Here are some of the ways we have done that over this past year.
In the area of Mission to our neighbors in need
We are teaching English to non-native speakers. Pam and Chrystie, along with others, are teaching English classes every Tuesday evening.
We are providing food to those who experience food insecurity. Our team provided groceries to RV Parks in Hudson Bend on a bi-weekly basis for the first six months of the year. And for more than a year, we have been partnering with Keep Austin Fed, rescuing food from a local fast-food chain every Monday and delivering it to those in need – first to Hudson Bend, then to the Travis County Community Center in Oak Hill, and now to an after-school care program in Four Points.
We are building relationships with neighbors in the Hudson Bend RV parks. We provided 40 backpacks and gift cards for school supplies. And when fire destroyed three homes in Armadillo RV Park, we provided dishes, blankets, towels, and utensils to help the residents.
We are partnering with El Buen Samaritano to distribute 35 HEB gift cards for Thanksgiving meals. And we have been providing diapers and formula to a family in need with a new baby in New World RV Park.
We are building a relationship with El Ranchito, a summer camp for underprivileged children on the property of Shield Ranch in Dripping Springs. The past two years, the camp has used our campus for staff training and emergency shelter during summer storms.
In the area of Outreach to the Lake Travis community:
We are meeting new neighbors from the residential areas around our church, averaging 10-15 visitors in worship each month this year.
We are welcoming new members as they join us in our calling:
- Grace and Bill Bradshaw
- Piper and Dan Betts-Madison, Harvey and Malcolm.
- Susan Raymond
- Nancy Kemler
- Rabert Sheppard
- Chuck and Sally Scott
We are building a relationship with Baylor Scott & White hospital as we express appreciation for all the work their medical staff performs.
We host a Tamil language school weekly. It meets on Saturday afternoons at PCLT and 20 kids and teachers learn this South Indian and Sri Lankan language.
40 people participated in our first-ever Trunk or Treat.