Emmanuel’s Hope Ministry is driven by Psalm 34:18: “The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” All people encounter seasons of pain from time to time that hinder spiritual and/or emotional growth. These problems may result from a number of causes. Whatever the cause, God calls the church to be an agent of healing and support for those going through times of crisis or need.
Project HOPE, which is Helping Others Provide Essentials, is seeking to assist individuals and families by aiding in the following areas:
We have free food available to low income families/on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Please contact Mike at Mike.McKown@erc.la or (562) 272-7647 for exact distribution dates and income qualifications.
We identify and support people with health needs, provide health education to children and adults, and help people gain access to health, dental and vison services. Outreach activities to the Church and community include blood pressure and blood sugar screening and health care referrals at the food distribution on Fridays, and blood pressure and blood sugar screenings once a month on Sunday mornings. We are dreaming and planning to open a faith- based medical clinic serving Compton and Paramount within the next 2-5 years.
We have outreach events helping to provide for people’s needs at four specific times of the year:
1. Back to School Days
The congregation of ERC provides back packs with school supplies to kids in Paramount and surrounding cities.
2. Share Thanksgiving
We provide a frozen turkey, potatoes and vegetables to low income families. This is done in conjunction with our regular food distribution program.
3. Share Christmas Store
A one day event where low income families can choose one gift for each of the children for pennies on the dollar. We also provide a free gift wrapping service and child care.
4. Share Easter
In conjunction with our regular food distribution program, we provide a ham for the recipients’ Easter meal.
5. 2nd Chance Ministry
A ministry to assist in transforming formerly incarcerated persons into a Christian lifestyle.
Would you like more information or are you interested in helping out? Contact Mike.McKown@erc.la
or (562) 272-7647.