Our Congregation has many ways in which our hands are at work throughout the year sharing God's Love in the world: Here are just a few of them.
*Death Penalty Website: ROA works with the SE Synod in advocating for the abolition of the Death Penalty in our synodical state territory. For more information please see the following website: www.nomoredp.weebly.com
*Mountain View Personal Care Home: Members provide gifts to the residents during the Holidays.
*Advent Stockings: Members stuff over 40 over-sized stockings with winter clothing items. These items are blessed during the Christmas season then given out Free to our homeless community.
*Palm Sunday Coat Collection: As members process in to the Sanctuary at the beginning of our Palm Sunday Worship Service-they carry palm branches and donated coats and sweaters for our homeless community.
*Barefoot Easter Sunday: Pastor Randy celebrates our Easter Sunday Worship Service barefoot! A special offering is collected and 100% of the proceeds raised go directly towards purchasing shoes for children in need around the world. Thus far, over 250 pairs of shoes have been purchased!
*LSG Clothing Closet: ROA provides 3 rooms for LSG to operate a Clothing Closet for refugees. Most all refugees arrive in America with only the clothes on their backs. When LSG picks up refugees from the airport, ROA is their first stop so they can be given Free clothing for their family members.
*Health Care Kits: Members donate items to make hundred/s of small health care kits for our homeless community. These kits are given out periodically throughout the year.
*Souper Bowl of Caring: A special offering at the close of the worship service is collected each year in Soup Pots on Super Bowl Sunday. 100% of the money collected supports our Memorial Drive Hunger Ministry Program. This program was created 25 years ago with a simple prayer from a single youth group in Columbia, SC: "Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat." Let's tackle hunger together! IN 2016 WE COLLECTED $465.00!!!
*Stitches Of Love: Members who knit, crochet, sew, cross stitch or quilt items that are given out to other members who are home-bound, are coping with prolonged health issues or who have recently had a child.
Please see the sub-tabs under this Ministry Page for More Information about MANY MORE Ministry Programs here at the Rock!