Our Ministries

Community Outreach Ministry Eastside (COME)

Community Outreach Ministry Eastside (COME) and St. Matt’s

COME began in 1988 as an outgrowth of the food pantry at Cumberland First Baptist Church. Today ten area churches, including St. Matthew’s, are united to sustain this local outreach ministry, reaching out to the financial needs within our community. COME is designed to assist with utility bills, rent and mortgage payments, referrals to other agencies and of course, food. The ministry acts as a referral agency, working in tandem with area township trustees, to get clients headed in other directions where they might receive assistance that COME is unable to provide. Average total assistance is in excess of $40,000.00 annually.

St. Matthew’s provides paper products and personal hygiene items for the COME Food Pantry – items that are usually missing in a food pantry and highly needed!

There are volunteer opportunities for anyone interested in working in a local outreach ministry. Consider joining a team that has a proven track record of success since 1988! COME is God's people working together to serve others. Consider becoming a volunteer and enrich your community! To learn about volunteer opportunities, contact COME46229@gmail.com or talk with Vicki Mansfield.

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ICAN Food Pantry 

ICAN Food Pantry and St. Matthew’s

 

The ICAN Food Pantry is housed at Downey Ave. Christian Church in Irvington and serves the needy in the 46219 Zip Code area. St. Matt’s has a long relationship with the pantry and our weekly collections of food products are dropped off at the pantry and distributed by pantry volunteers to those in need. Members of the E-Team bring our food donations to the pantry on a regular basis. 

If you would like to volunteer at the ICAN food pantry, it is located at the church, 111 S. Downey Avenue. The pantry hours are on Thursdays, from 1pm – 3pm. Their phone is 317-936-9639. Please contact the pantry regarding volunteer opportunities.

Click here for an update of ICAN lastest newsletter to stay informed about what is happening with the ministry. 

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The Moorehead Community Center

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The Moorhead Community Resource Center and St. Matt’s

 

Our next-door neighbor, the Moorhead Community Resource Center, is a community-based, family-focused, and culturally affirming facility that provides programs and services based on the needs of Warren Township families and students.

The flexible-use space includes  Sonny Day's Food and Clothing Pantry.

MCRC staff and partners are committed to anticipating needs and providing a safe, non-judgmental environment where families feel welcome and supported.

Services include:

  • Support for Homeless Students and Families

  • Housing and Utility Support

  • Foster Care Support

  • Food & Clothing Pantry Services through Sonny Day

  • Nutritional Education

  • Mental Health Counseling for Individuals and Families

  • Registration Assistance for Health Insurance

  • Substance Abuse Education and Support Groups

  • Healthy Relationships Education

  • Latino Support Services

  • Mentoring Services

  • Employment Services

  • Tutoring Services

St. Matt’s will focus on providing clothing at Christmas for homeless children served by Warren Township Schools, volunteering at the Sonny Day food pantry, and volunteering in any activities of the Resource Center has the Holy Spirit leads!

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Main Line: (317) 532-3854