Shalom Ministries bring joy and hope to Lubbock, TX

HOPE Community of Shalom Ministries keeps bringing joy and hope to the city of Lubbock, Texas. These are the actual Ministries sponsored by HOPE directly and active expanding and chaining their community from the inside out.

Shalom Readerbookss – This is the first program put in place when HOPE began.  Students from    Dupre elementary across the street come for help with homework, tutoring, and a nutritious meal provided by Kids Cafe and the South Plains Food Bank.  We had 128 participants last year.  Lives are changed through the Individualized attention our caring volunteers provide.

Books for Kids – To foster a love of reading, we offer a library of donated books which children are encouraged to take home and keep.  2,748 books were distributed last year

Louise Schock scholarship – Students who participate in Shalom Readers or Creative Ministries and go on to graduate from High School are eligible to apply for a tuition reimbursement when they enroll in college.  Here is the application.

Liberty Learning Center – An alternative school offering a customized education to those who find public school a poor fit.  See their website for more information.

Loaves_prayerLoaves and Fishes – Distribution of food in partnership with the South Plains Food Bank and area merchants.  1,804 families were served in 2012.  In addition to the food, we also offer individual prayer with our participants and often see wonderful answers!

Fiesta DomingoServes a home cooked hot meal every Sunday evening, along with a devotional worship service.  Approximately 100 people enjoy this fellowship every week.

Grandparents as Parentsa support group sponsored by the Methodist Children’s Home as part of their efforts to keep children with their families, and out of the foster care system. Currently 8 families with 19 grandchildren are participating.

clothesBegin Again Boutique  – Our clothes closet, offering free clothing which has been donated.  Newer clothes may make all the difference to someone needing to dress for a job interview!  Almost 10,000 items of clothing were distributed last year!

Creative Ministries – A unique and fun-filled after school program with a focus on building character, self esteem, and discipline through creative expression in art, drama, music, crafts and even  chess.  High expectations bring out the best in our students!

Asbury United Methodist Church – A vital and growing worship community serving our neighborhood with worship on Sunday mornings.  Everyone is welcome to experience relevant contemporary worship in a multicultural setting.  Worship begins at 10:30, with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30.  View the church website here.

AUMCProject Light – Sponsored by Asbury, several Internet connected computers are available to people for use in writing a resume or checking email.  Computer software to assist with GED preparation and learning English as a Second Language are also available.

South Plains Homeless Consortium – We provide office and storage space for leaders in this vital program, aiming to meet the needs of homeless persons in the Lubbok area.  Their website has more information.

For more information about These wonderful ministries and how to be part of the change visit: http://www.hopeshalom.org

Credits: HopeShalom

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