Outreach | In Our Community

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Weavers Mennonite Women has a long history of using their caring hands to reach out into the world. The women meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Shady Oak Building of Weavers Mennonite Church to make quilts, comforters, prayer shawls, baby blankets, school kits and many other items that can be helpful to those in need. Our primary vision is to help those in need through Mennonite Central Committee headquarters in Akron, PA. An important time for the women is the fellowship lunch at noon when they conduct their business and eat together. Women with willing hands are welcome to join us. In the Spring, a Tea or meal is provided for seniors.

Patchwork Pantry, a charitable food bank housed in Community Mennonite Church, provides a 3-day emergency food supply to eligible persons. Started in 1992, the food bank serves an average of 50 families each Wednesday night. Weavers Mennonite has collaborated with the Pantry to provide fresh produce through a church garden. We typically donate around 1000lbs of food a year including potatoes, tomatoes, squash and salad greens. Currently, Michael Harnish is serving as garden coordinator, contact him if you would like to help weed or harvest the garden!