ESL– One of the
major outreach ministries of PV, each spring and fall semester we provide
English language instruction to Spanish speaking parents and members of the
community near PV, as well as an extensive children’s program. See the ESL tab on this site.
Monthly Homeless meal
at Open Door feeding 100 – 150 at the Homeless Resource Center in downtown
Wichita. Served on second Monday each
month, prepared the Sunday before by volunteers in our kitchen. Opportunities to shop, food prep (many hands
make light work), deliver and serve.
Ongoing Open Door
Food Pantry donations. Each month,
Open Door recommends the best non-perishable foods to collect, from cereals to
peanut butter. Also collected are
hygiene items and baby diapers continually throughout the year. Donors will drop off items on the shelf unit
in the NE corner of the Narthex.
Care Connection –
PV’s Care Team will identify our homebound and other members in need. Members work one-on-one with visitation,
words of encouragement, meals, rides, errands, doing odd jobs, etc.
– PV has a relationship with a church and school in Zimbabwe, Africa. Missionaries visit from both countries, we
provide funds for church building and school supplies.
– PV provides mentors and tutors to the students at one of Wichita’s newer
elementary schools on N Arkansas Ave.
Also, on occasion, there is an opportunity to garden or express teacher
appreciation, or whatever the need may be.
There are also collections of school supplies and backpacks in the
summer, a hat and mitten tree each winter.
Vacation Bible School
– Our VBS is very popular, with 150 – 200 participants for 1 week each
summer. There are many opportunities to
volunteer in different capacities.
Crop Walk – A
fundraising walk-a-thon at Sedgwick County Park to raise awareness and funds
for impoverished people to support themselves locally and worldwide.
Ember Hope Angel Tree
– Approximately 100 ornaments with various gift wishes are available for us to
choose and purchase for foster care youth each Thanksgiving.
Share the Warmth and
Operation Holiday gently used winter coats and sweaters collection each
Warming Souls Overflow
Homeless Overflow Shelter – PV members supply at least one breakfast and
supper during the cold weather season, sometimes more than once.