Teens Opposing Poverty (TOP)
Providence Chapel youth and adult volunteers participate in three of Teens Opposing Poverty’s outreaches.
The Street – Once per quarter, volunteers provide food, toiletries and other needed items for homeless people who live on the streets in Washington, DC. TOP’s staff is always present to ensure safety and to facilitate connections between volunteers and the people they serve.
Senior Ministry – Approximately six times each year, PC volunteers provide groceries and other needed items to residents of Johnson Williams Apartments (subsidized housing for disabled and senior citizens) in Berryville, VA. In addition to meeting needs, they provide a time of fun and fellowship for the residents.
Impact the Valley – Providence Chapel sends a team of volunteers to help repair the homes of low-income people in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Impact the Valley is held during the third full week of July.
Food Pantry and Local Needs
Providence Chapel maintains food and other supplies at the church for anyone in our community who has the need for groceries. We also help with other local needs such as assistance with bills, etc.
Operation Christmas Child
Samaritan’s Purse sponsors Operation Christmas Child each year. People from 10 countries fill shoe boxes with special gifts for children living in poverty around the world. Samaritan’s Purse builds on these connections with the children and their families to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. In 2019, Samaritan’s Purse distributed shoeboxes to over 10.5 million children.
The congregation of Providence Chapel assemble over 100 boxes each year.
Periodically, members of the church visit the shut-ins of our church and others in the community. We usually bring gifts or needed items and offer fellowship and prayer.
Clarke County Food Distribution
Once a year, we participate in the Clarke County Food Distribution at Duncan Memorial Church in Berryvile. Each month a church participates with Social Services to assist families in need. August is the month for Providence Chapel. All are welcome to join. It is a fun time as we gather in community to assist and reach out.
The church and a number of its members sponsor impoverished children through Compassion International. Through a low, monthly donation, Compassion provides food, education, Christian discipleship, and community support for children around the world who live in extreme poverty.
Cru is an evangelistic and disciple-making ministry with outreaches to college campuses, cities, athletes, military communities and more.
Providence Chapel sponsors a missionary in Cru.