Thanksgiving Community Food Ministry
Help us make Thanksgiving meaningful for families in our community this year! We have ordered 1,000 turkeys from Palmer Foods. Financial donations can be made to Pearce Church to cover the approximately $13,000 cost.
Please specify your donation to the Thanksgiving Food Ministry. You can drop of donations in the offering box, our drobox at the café entrance, or mail checks to the church. Please mark your check “Thanksgiving Ministry.” Thank you ahead of time for your contribution!
We are also asking everyone to participate in Adopt-a-Boxes again this year, but with a plea to donate 1, 2, or even 3 boxes per family to provide for the extra need. Please try to provide your own packing box, typically the size of a copy paper box. (There are only a few boxes available at church.) Since we’re asking for up to three adopt-a-boxes per family, we set aside several special donation drop-off weekends to help spread them out a bit. Our next drop-off weekend is OCTOBER 24 & 25. If you miss a donation drop-off day, you can drop off your donation before/after any weekend service or weekdays from 6:30am-6pm. Please bring Adopt-a-Boxes into the church and leave them at the wall across from the Family Life Center (by the Orchard Street entrance). Click here for a list of items to include in your Adopt-a-Box.
Contact: Terry & Sherri Taber at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pearce's Food Cupboard
People from Pearce, Pearce 4 Kids, and our community provide a supply of nonperishable food and personal care items to over 1,000 individuals each year through our Food Cupboard
. A great team of volunteers, combined with generous donations, make this outreach to families in need possible.
Foodlink's Backpack Program
In partnership with Foodlink, Pearce provides food-insecure children in our community with food for the weekend when they aren’t in school.
Foodlink's Mobile Food Pantry
In partnership with Foodlink, Pearce hosts a Mobile Food Pantry
several times each year. This mobile food pantry provides perishable food from Foodlink’s warehouse, providing fresh produce to those who need it most.
Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN)
workds with churches in Rochester who host homeless families one week every quarter or support the congregations that do host. However, during the COVID pandemic, RAIHN has had to change the way they operate. While volunteer opportunities are limited, we need our community now more than ever. Check here to learn about the changes RAIHN has made and how you can help
RAIHN meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable families in our community.
Immigration Legal Services
New Hope Free Methodist Church, in the city of Rochester, is providing low-cost Immigrant Legal Services
to help new residents navigate the confusing world of forms and government applications.