Community Outreach

Lawrenceville Church of God is actively involved in our community. Our many ministries help fulfill our mission to SERVE the world around us by sharing the Love of Jesus by our actions. One of our core values is You look most like Christ when serving others. 

We host multiple community events on our campus as well as partner with other local ministries and organizations to help meet the needs of our surrounding community.

  • Lawrenceville co-op collection and sorting facility
  • Atlanta Food Bank mobile distribution sight
  • Red Cross mobile blood drive location
  • Salvation Army toy drop, sorting and distribution facility
  • Operation Christmas Child shoebox assembly and collection sight
  • Gwinnett County Emergency Preparedness host and training facility
  • Teen Challenge supporting congregation
  • Joy Community Kitchen cooking and distribution sight
  • Quinn House partnership congregation
  • Boy Scouts of America host sigh for Gwinnett homeschool association
  • American Heritage Girls host sight for Gwinnett homeschool association

 

Joy Community Kitchen – http://joycommunitykitchen.org

Joy Community Kitchen, Inc. is 501(C)3 non-profit public charity and mobile community kitchen, or “soup kitchen”, which is based in Lawrenceville, GA. We serve God by serving and honoring our neighbors in need through community meals and encouragement. We use volunteers in various capacities, and rely on donations which are tax-deductible. The Lawrenceville Church of God provides a commercial kitchen and assembly space to prepare and distribute our meals.

 

Lawrenceville Co-Op – http://www.lawrencevilleco-op.org/

The Lawrenceville Co-op assist those in need by providing food, limited emergency financial assistance for utilities and prescription drugs. We also offer assistance by connecting those in need with various helping sources in the community. They seek to help clients identify ways to achieve self-sufficiency.

The Co-op is an ecumenical organization sponsored and operated by an alliance of area churches combining the resources of our members to meet the emergency needs of people in our community. The Co-op depends on the support by area churches, individuals, social and civic groups, and foundations. Their mission is to glorify God and demonstrate God’s love for those in crisis. The Co-Op is an intentionally Christian organization seeking to honor the Lordship of Jesus Christ in word and deed by following His example in sharing and caring for brothers and sisters in need. The Co-Op seeks to preserve clientsí dignity while encouraging self-responsibility and spiritual growth.

Hours of operation: 
Monday 6pm-8pm (food only)
Saturday 10am-Noon (Food only)
Wednesday 10am-2pm
Friday 10am-2pm

HOMELESS & EMERGENCY SHELTERS

SaltLight Center – https://www.facebook.com/pages/SaltLight-Center/171836902900895

The Mission of the SaltLight Center is to provide opportunities for the Body of Christ to meet the immediate needs of homeless women and children in Gwinnett County. The Saltlight Center is an emergency shelter that is open Monday through Friday from 7pm to 7am to house women and children.

If you NEED SHELTER, contact the Gwinnett Helpline at 770-995-3339.

We have an immediate need for volunteers in order to keep the Center open Monday-Friday. We need volunteers to staff the center which includes spending the night. We also need groups to bring a hot meal for 14 people each evening.
If you would like to VOLUNTEER, contact Carol Karpf at 770-885-2947 or slc@familypromisegwinnett.org.

Family Promise of Gwinnett – http://www.familypromisegwinnett.org

Family Promise brings shelter, meals, and support services to families without homes. Family promise is a cost efficient, effective, and replicable community response to family homelessness.

The mission of Family Promise of Gwinnett County is to mobilize communities of congregations that partner with social service agencies to end homelessness – one family at a time!

Prison Ministries

Habakkuk Ministries

We reach out to the inmates in the Georgia State Prisons, conducting worship services, Bible training, and counseling. We take packaged treats that the Prison Chaplains can use to reach the inmates by rewarding them for good behavior. Our church provided toothpaste and toothbrushes for the inmates at Central for Christmas.

Currently we are involved with Central, Burruss, and Washington State Prisons, Macon Transitional Center and the new privatized prison in Milledgeville, River Bend. In February we conducted 7 services with 1144 in attendance and God saved 126 men’s souls. We have several needs. The first being covering the rising fuel cost. Each trip is 175 to 300 miles and the expenses are becoming prohibitive. The second need is to get as many people involved as possible. If you wish to go into the prisons, please contact Lance at Lance.Marthaler@habakkukent.com. Weather you get involved financially or you wish to be there in person you can help reach the people society has chosen to forget.