God’s Helping Hands Information (a Ministry of Grace Bible Church)
Grace Bible Church ministers to the spiritual and material needs of our community through God’s Helping Hands Outlet. Our primary mission is to lead clients to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through our witness and testimonies, and secondly, to be His hands and feet in meeting their material needs.
“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:3-4)
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (John 17:3)
“I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord…” (Philippians 3:8)
“… whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of Mine, you did for Me…” (Matthew 25:40)
The God’s Helping Hands Outlet is located to the left of the church building in the basement of the yellow house and in the yellow garage.
The God’s Helping Hands Outlet is open every Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM. God’s Helping Hands Outlet is also closed the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
Concerning extreme or bad weather conditions: snow and/or ice, we will adhere to the Blue Mountain School District policy. When schools are dismissed early, the outlet will close early. When schools are cancelled, the outlet will be closed. If there is a delayed opening, the outlet will be open from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Donations for God’s Helping Hands Outlet can be dropped off at any time in the yellow storage shed ONLY located adjacent to the yellow house. Place donations to the back of the shed as much as possible. PLEASE DO NOT DROP-OFF ANYTHING OUTSIDE OF THE CHURCH OR EITHER GARAGE. Donations should be in good condition. Link to donation receipt for tax filing purposes.
Helpers Working at God’s Helping Hands.
Everything at God’s Helping Hands Outlet is free.
New Registration Guidelines
Beginning January 1, 2014, clients will need to bring ID with them to register before shopping.
God’s Helping Hands 2016 Christmas Wish List
If you have anything you would like to donate to God’s Helping Hands “Christmas Wish List” that is in excellent, like new condition and make someone happy this upcoming Christmas, please call Sandy Kupres (570-386-5893).
Note: Below is a list of gifts people indicated they would like for Christmas. If you have any of these items and would like to donate them, please call Sandy Kupres (570-386-5893).
- Stuffed animals
- My Ponies
- Barbies and Barbie clothes
- Doll clothes for 16″-18″ dolls
- Race car rug
- Wireless remote car
- Radio with CD Player
- Boom Box
- DVD Player
- Tall Mirror to Hang on Door
- Large Oval Crock Pot
- Vacuum Cleaner
- Doll Stoller
New Donation Policy: EFFECTIVE JANUARY 13, 2016
For reasons beyond our control, God’s Helping Hands will no longer accept or offer any housewares. Clothing and shoes are the only donations being accepted. We thank you in advance for your donations and for adhering to our new policy. We will offer what remains of housewares until they are gone.
God’s Helping Hands Annual Report on 2014
First of all, we want to thank each one of you who have donated things to God’s Helping Hands. It’s your donations that make it possible for us to help so many people. Thank you so much. We deeply appreciate you and all your donations.
Second, we are thankful for the 20 people that faithfully give their Hands and Time to come and work at God’s Helping Hands. They are truly God’s Helping Hands by letting God use their hands to help meet the needs of people. We are also grateful for the 10 people who recently started or who help when they can.
This year 1600 people came to God’s Helping Hands.
In 2014, God through God’s Helping Hands met the following needs: 3 air conditioners, 2 bassinets, 5 toddler beds, 1 bunk bed, 8 twin beds, 7 full beds, 2 queen size beds, 1 hospital bed, 1 bedroom set, 2 cribs, 5 car seats, 3 computer desks, 1 dryer, 4 entertainment centers, 9 dressers, 6 high chairs, 1 lawn mower, 1 living room set, 3 love seats, 6 microwaves, 3 pack & plays, 1 refrigerator, 5 sewing machines, 2 sofas, 8 living room chairs, 3 stoves, 5 strollers, 3 table and chairs, 1 tent, and 1 washer.
20 Christmas shoeboxes were filled and sent out to Samaritan’s Purse.
God’s Helping Hands saves wool for one lady, old jeans for another lady which she uses to make quilts, aprons, etc. and clothing to use for costumes for Tuscarora Theater.
Provided fabric and yarn for women’s groups to make blankets.
This year God’s Helping Hands filled a barrel for Haiti and paid to send it. In addition, GHH helped to fill three other barrels for Haiti also.
Forget-Me-Not Florist donated $420.00 to God’s Helping Hands for vases collected through donations.
We were able to help a client replace his windshield in his car and provide 4 wedding dresses this year.
God’s Helping Hands Involvement, Including Other Ministries:
- Care Net Pregnancy Center of Schuylkill County
- Nurse Family Partnership
- REDCo Group Behavior Services
- Schuylkill Women in Crisis
- Conewago Rehab Center
- Safe Haven Crisis Facility
- Adventure in Missions (AIM) Philadelphia
- Schuylkill Community Action
- Christian Missionary Technical Service (CMTS) in Bernville
- My Sister’s Closet in Bethlehem
- Catholic Charities
- Purple Heart for Disabled Veterans
- Making It Pawsible
- Samaritan’s Purse
- Tuscarora Theatre Costumes
- Isabelle’s Attic in Shenandoah
- Head Start
- Schuylkill County Good Deeds
- The Homeless Shelter
- Hope Outreach in South Carolina
- Clothes for prisoners for the work program
God’s Helping Hands also provides prizes for the AWANA Store at our church, Christmas Gifts for AWANA, food for the Orwigsburg Food Pantry, and boxes of food for people at Thanksgiving.
The most important purpose of God’s Helping Hands is to help people with their Spiritual needs. We are so thankful that Dick comes to God’s Helping Hands each week to talk to the people and make them aware of their Spiritual condition and eternal destiny. We all at God’s Helping Hands hope and pray that many will receive Jesus as their personal Savior before it is forever too late.
Another important ministry of God’s Helping Hands is to pray for the special prayer requests that the people give us and follow up on the requests.
We pray that God’s Helping Hands will be honoring and glorifying to God. We thank and praise Him for all of His blessings and for meeting our needs.
The Christmas Outreach is planned to be the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
In 2015, 101 people Christmas shopped and heard the Gospel message; 17 of which were new attendees. 10 people accepted Jesus as Savior.