Jesus was a servant leader. He didn't come to build an empire around glory and fame but established a kingdom founded on humility, mercy, and reaching out to others with grace. We serve in ministry and mission as Jesus seeks to include us in how the kingdom of God is built right around us, today.
A Haitian proverb tells us, "Many hands make the burden light." It takes all of us, contributing together, to live into our mission. There are many ways to serve within the community of PMLC -- from assisting in worship, teaching youth and children, assisting with Pastoral Care through Stephen Ministry,
welcoming guests and new members,
and helping keep the facilities in tip top shape.
The Apostle Paul reminds us that God has poured an abundance of diverse gifts into the members of the church, and we're asked to share those gifts with the community around us to extend the gifts of God's grace to one another.
Jesus said, "Go out into all the world; you are my witnesses." We take him at his word and go out to serve those for whom God has a special concern. These outreach ministries form our Cornerstone Missions as we seek to build deep, long relationships to help them
achieve their mission.
Partners for over 15 years, we have enjoyed helping the HTF raise up Haitian leadership that advocates for sustainability, hope, and dignity so all may have life. Annual trips are taken to Haiti to visit our partners and help them reach their dreams.
The Church of the Damascus Road is a church made up entirely of prisoners in the North Texas area. Pastor Dan Lund takes the gospel every weekend into 4 prisons to help the incarcertated and the addicted find a new path to life. Recently, he and his team opened up Jay's Place, a "Christian Human Development Center." Located north of Weatherford, this home takes in those who have been recently released from prison and helps get their feet under them as they get back to life. Named for the son of Dan and Jan Lund, Jay's Place will offer a safe, sober transitional living environment with programs intended to renew life through spiritual and emotional support as well as teaching new skills and attitudes. We support with monthly financial assistance, supply drives, and construction projects at the home.
My Possibilities is unlike any other agency out there. It is the first full-day, full-year continuing education and job placement program in North Texas, aimed to give adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) the chance at a higher education and an opportunity to let their untapped possibilities shine. We partner with them throughout the year to host special events for their community like their Summer Gala, Friendsgiving, and the Winter Party.
Thirty percent of children in Plano ISD are eligible for free or reduced meal plans. That means many of our neighbors are struggling to provide enough for their families, and we don't think that is acceptable. We partner with Christian Benevolent Food Pantry, a ministry of Willowcreek Fellowship Church in Plano. They have faithfully delivered food to families in the area over many years, and we're happy to help them on Tuesday mornings to distribute food boxes. We've helped with construction projects and food supply drives so they can focus on the families they're serving. Come and serve with us on Tuesdays as we help those struggling with food insecurity.
Journey of Hope is a local Plano organization that provides free counseling to children and their families after a loved one passes away. We provide meals for their monthly counseling sessions and have hosted their annual Family Fun Festival & 5k Walk in the past.
Six times a year on Sunday mornings we host Carter Blood Care as members are encouraged to donate blood. Every donation helps up to 3 lives in our area; and we've been hosting the blood drive for years. We have been recognized year over year as their most consistent faith-based donation center in the area.