Here are just a few ways RCOG reaches out to the community.
Backpack Buddies provides children from food-insecure homes with healthy weekend meals during the school year and summer months. Many children who rely on free or reduced-priced lunches during the school year go home to meager or no meals on weekends. The Backpack Buddies program here at RCOG works to fill that gap.
We simply ask our church family to pick up a list of suggested food items, located at the Community Connection area located in the foyer. Then, bring food items to the church, and drop them in the designated Backpack Buddies collection container.
Family Promise works to help homeless and out of work families find a safe place to stay, and food to eat, while looking for employment and keeping their children in school.
Churches partner with family promise by being host congregations, volunteering to cook, serve food, socialize with guests, and stay overnight.
There are an estimated 65 homeless families with children in Effingham County. 119 school-aged children are without a place to live. There are no shelter beds available in Effingham County.
You can help in three ways: contribute financially, volunteer in a variety of areas or contribute goods (unused personal items, gently used household goods, office supplies, furniture).
For more information visit www.EffinghamFamilyPromise.org.
Rincon Church of God supports several missionaires, both stateside and abroad.
Through our annual missions weekend, our attention is focused on raising money for our missionaries, as well as hearing updates on their work.
Missionaries we support include John and Suzie Pickens in Malaysia, Yves and Micheline Bazile in Paris, France, Wayne and Phyllys Wozniak in Colombia, and Tommy and Poppi Smith in Indonesia.
We also support Dr. Thomas and Lidia Grassano and Urban Harvest Ministries located in The Bronx, New York, and Detroit, Michigan.