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Saint Clair church hosts dedication celebration

By Amy Marchiano
Published: February 2, 2015

SAINT CLAIR — About 20 people braved the cold weather Sunday to attend the dedication of the Community Mission Christian Center.

The church at 254 N. Mill St. opened Jan. 1. The church provides services such as counseling and housing and food assistance.

“I want to thank everyone for coming today. This is the day the Lord has made,” Bob Alonge, pastor, said.

The dedication celebration also included prayer and music.

Alonge said the church leases the property from owner George Atiya, Easton, but wants to buy the church.

“This building was closed for too many years,” Alonge said.

He said the building sat empty since 2006.

Sue Kennedy, pastor, said she wants the church to help meet their physical and spiritual needs.

“We ask you (Lord) to bless this place, to make it a beacon that your light may shine in Schuylkill County,” she said.

Alonge said he wants people to feel free to come to the church and wants the church to be a part of the community.

“We’re here to fight and we’re here to break the strongholds. For too long this county has been held captive,” Alonge said.

He used examples such as drug use, alcohol and mental health problems.

“We do not have to live with this any longer,” Alonge said.

He said prayer can help those who suffer from these maladies.

People seeking help can call the church at 570-573-8089.

On Sundays, the church hosts a group support meeting at 4 p.m., followed by a free dinner at 5 p.m. A church service is held at 6 p.m

 

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THE COMMUNITY MISSION

CHRISTIAN CENTER

254 N Mill St in St. Clair, PA

HELP US RESTORE ,UNITE AND HELP OTHERS

       We have been renovating the HOLY TRINITY UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH at 254 N Mill St in St. Clair, PA We will call it THE COMMUNITY MISSION CHRISTIAN CENTER. There are plenty of ways to get involved and be an agent of change in your local community.

 If your availability is only once a week, twice a month, a few times a year, daily or a few times a week there is a place for you! 

There are opportunities with: Sorting clothes, food, doing neighborhood visits, picking up people for visits and church, cleaning, data entry, helping deliver food, meeting a need through our Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program, helping us with food drives and big events annually, and donating financially of food to our food pantry or clothes to our clothes pantry.

 

  1. Be a LEAD/Contact Person  in your town/neighborhood…let people know that YOU are the person they can talk to if they have a need

  1. ADOPT a  BILL….if you can pay for a bill(or part of one)

  1. Underwrite a Program

Talk to Pastor Bob about all of the different ways that you can GET INVOLVED and HELP those in your local community!!!!!

  • Monthly Support
  • Daily volunteers
  • Group leaders
  • Skilled plumbers and electricians
  • Farmers to help feed the hungry
  • Spanish speaking ministers and teachers
  • Food and clothing for our pantry
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Emergency Lighting
  • 2 Large TV’s and mounting
  • 1 laptop
  • 10-tables
  • 100 chairs
  • Signs and flags
  • Painters

  1. · COMPUTERS

  1. · PRINTERS

  1. · SIGNAGE

  1. · OFFICE ASSISTANT

  1. · TEACHERS

  1. Electric stove

  1. Refrigerator

  1. 2 Commercial Size Propane Gas Heater

   

 

 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

                                                             

    

SEPT 6TH-CAR WASH AT Boyers in Pottsville


 

· Lunchtime prayer and Bible study-daily at 12:30 in Pottsville

Tuesday-New Believers Bible Study @ The Mission House in Pottsville 7pm

· THURSDAY at 6:30 PM, Bible Study for kids, teens and adults (St Clair)   Come as you are for a time of praise and worship and casual conversation/bible study 

· Sunday 4:00 CELEBRATE RECOVERY,

· Pot Luck 5:00

· Service 6pm   254 Mill St St. ClaiR

Food and clothing Pantry-OPEN DAILY BY APPOINTMENT(570-391-6500 FOR APPOINTMENT)


  

Youth Clean Up Day 5-31-14

 

THE COMMUNITY MISSION

 

We believe that Jesus would want us to care for the needs of others in our community and around the world. The Community Mission is defined by the teachings of Christ, and is committed to making positive changes within our community and ourselves, by stepping forward and Being the change that is needed to carry out the word of God.

This is what we are now doing in Pottsville and St Clair, with a growing group of believers that God has risen up to do what we are seeing as REVIVAL. God is using people who know Pottsville and have a heart for saving souls and seeing lives transformed because of the saving grace of God through the power of The Holy Spirit



   PAST EVENTS

 CHURCH IN THE PARK     

 2013

We met on Sundays at 5pm at Mike McGeever Park in Pottsville(South Center Street across the street form the YMCA) for worship and the word of God...

 


BIBLE STUDY.....every THURSDAY at 6:30 PM at

  • We are currently studying the book of JOB

 

  • NEW BELIEVERS CLASS at 6:00pm



    •  Be part of our NEIGHBOR HELPING NEIGHBOR PROGRAM by donating food...we can pick up if necessary. 


    THE COMMUNITY MISSION CHRISTIAN CENTER located at 254 N Mill St. in Saint Clair, Pa. will be offering it's FOOD PANTRY & CLOTHES CLOSET to those in need of a little help making ends meet. We will be opening our doors with hours to be announced via this post and subject to change. You may message via Facebook to set up an appointment time which gives us a chance to prepare in advance, 'tho not required.

    By Appointment only. Please spread the word and Thank-you. Call 570-294-9694 for appointment

     

     





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    After planting 2 ministries in the past 10 years, (1 in Avon, MA and 1 in Canaan, CT) Pastor Bob and his wife Renata are proud to be returning to Bob’s roots in Pottsville, PA. Pottsville has always been in Bob’s mind, heart and prayers.

    Anyone who knows Bob and Renata knows that they have a heart to love, guide and disciple those whom they come in contact with.

     

    POTTSVILLE VISIONS!!!!

    In Pottsville, Pastor Bob is working with like minded people feed the hungry expand daily programs for those who want support in vocational, spiritual and daily living skills to help people move forward with their life in a healthy way.

     

    Establish-Christians Organized for Action, Co-Act is a coalition of churches, faith based organizations, and individuals that believe that the

    "Real Church" is not a building but the true believers of God that gather in His name-wherever the Spirit leads them… and calls them to preach the Good News. We are charged to "Preach the word, Be ready, in season and out of season" 2 Timothy 4:2. Co-Act’s members will to do this as we listen to the Spirit to plan future events.

     

     



     

     


     

    THE POTTSVILLE COMMUNITY MISSION

     825 MAHANTONGO ST

    Pottsville, PA 17901

    E-mail: robertalonge@hotmail.com

    thecommunitymission.webs.com

     

    http://thecommunitymission.webs.com/apps/donations/
    DONATE VIA PAYPAL

     

    Our Mission: 
    The COMMUNITY'S MISSION'S Mission is to lead people to become life long followers of Jesus.(Matthew 28)

    Our Vision: 
    The vision of The COMMUNITY MISSION is to LIVE the life Jesus created us for and SHARE that life with others, so that we might become agents of CHANGE in our world.


    The Community Mission SERVICES-now in St. Clair AND Pottsville, PA



    The Community Mission Christian Center - Worship, Discipleship, Fellowship, Ministry, and Evangelism dedicated to connecting all people with Christ and others.(...not attending a church-join us!)

    SUNDAY EVENTS

    *4:00 CELEBRATE RECOVERY GROUP

    *5:00-POT LUCK DINNER 

     *6:00 SERVICE 

    Food for our weekly dinner is usually provided by our partners-Be part of our NEIGHBOR HELPING NEIGHBOR PROGRAM by donating food


     


    NEW!!!! "The Women's Circle"

    F.Y.I., Ladies, Guess what you can mark on your calendars: "The Women's Circle" will meet in The Community Mission Christian Center, 254 N Mill St. in Saint Clair. This is an informal hands on and hopefully before you know it a hand-in-hand night of Crocheting, Knitting, Live Chatting, Sewing (our 1st project will be a quilt) and maybe a Card Club. In other words It's a night to remember and we hope to see you there.
    Please bring your own materials such as patterns, hooks, needles, threads, scissors, etc. and any other ideas &/or talents you may share. For not only are we a non-denominational church, our doors and our hearts welcome you.
    If you have ?'s or need directions Please Contact Pastor Bob @ 781-413-7604

     


    The Community Mission Family Services - Counseling, Education, Fellowship, and Community focused on building strong and influential families.

    The Community Mission Financial Services - Education, Counseling, Job Training and Placement dedicated to improving one's financial condition.

    The Community Mission Social Services - Emotional, Mental, and Physical Health Education, Counseling and Seminars to assist individuals in dealing with those issues which prevent them from being a whole person. Food Pantry and Clothing Pantry


     

     

    NEW ....INTRODUCING...OUR GREEN LIGHT PANTRY...

    Folks, check out our SISTER WEBSITE... http://cfah.webs.com

    The Community Mission in Pottsville, PA  and Community Mission Christian Center in St Clair, PA will soon start A GREEN LIGHT PANTRY in St Clair, PA

    WHAT IS A GREEN LIGHT PANTRY?

    Every year, people turn to food pantries for help. In 2015, The Community Mission is launching  what we will call our "Green Light Pantry," a new kind of food pantry focused on promoting healthy eating while helping families put food on the table.

    Unlike most other food pantries, The Green Light Pantry will provide highly nutritious food to our clients. Pantry members also take part in monthly nutrition workshops and receive other services.

    WHAT FOOD WILL BE SERVED?

    Every month, clients can choose among green light foods available, including fresh fruits and vegetables, brown rice, whole-wheat pasta, low-sugar cereals, nonfat milk, and lean proteins, such as chicken, fish, eggs and beans.


    HELP US...HELP GOD


    We believe that each believer has been chosen to be a minister and leader to the Body of Christ and the World through their unique giftings invested in them by God. Thus we support and assist each other in the process of identifying and developing our purpose and ultimate destiny according to the counsel of His will. We do all this so that all may be a blessing to our neighbors thus bring glory to our Lord. 

     

    Join others who are being Jesus' hands and feet by loving and serving others!!

     

    There are plenty of ways to get involved and be an agent of change in your local community!

     

     

    ·        If your availability is only once a week, twice a month, a few times a year, daily or a few times a week there is a place for you! 

    ·        There are opportunities with our Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program, helping us with food drives and big events annually, and donating financially of food to our food pantry..(Help us organize!) We are distributing food on a regular basis to those who need, thanks to the generosity of others)Be part of our NEIGHBOR HELPING NEIGHBOR PROGRAM by donating food...we can pick up if necessary. 

    ·        Be a LEAD/Contact Person  in your town/neighborhood...let people know that YOU are the person they can talk to if they have a need

     

    ·        Underwrite a Program

     

    Talk to Pastor Bob about all of the different ways that you can GET INVOLVED and HELP those in your local community!!!!!

     

     


     

    THE COMMUNITY MISSION is fully dedicated to helping people in PA and the world.

     

    We simply believe in meeting a need and healing a hurt that is right in front of us. 

     Jesus instructs us that we are to feed the hungry, cloth the naked, visit those in prison, in the hospital, and to invite those in who are in need.

    In order for us to show others the love of God, we need to meet their needs. 

    We are part of a collaborative effort to positively impact the issues that we are presented with on a daily basis and together we can make a difference. 

    Anything is possible with God!!!!

     


     

     


     

     

     

     

     

    Our Core Values: 

     

    Scripture: We value the Bible as God’s inspired word (2 Tim 3:16)

    Fellowship: We value biblical community where people
    have the opportunity to share life together (1 Thess 2:8)

    Communion: We value unity within the body of Christ (Acts 4:32)

    Prayer: We value intimate conversation with God both individually and corporately (1 Thess 5:17)

    All of our values are taken directly from the Acts 2:42.

    We believe that while worship, evangelism, serving, and giving were core practices of the New Testament church, they were the result of their core values (scripture, fellowship, communion, and prayer).

    The difference is that while core values require discipline, core practices happen naturally.

    We believe the most effective way to accomplish our mission is to devote ourselves fully to scripture, fellowship, communion, and prayer so that we might shape the way we worship, evangelize, serve, and give.


     

    What Motivates Us.




    Inspired by the word of God (Matthew 28) to go into all the world and make disciples,  we take this seriously and literally. The Community Mission believes that Jesus would want us to care for the needs of others in our community and around the world. The Community Mission is defined by the teachings of Christ, and is committed to making positive changes within our community and ourselves, by stepping forward and "Being the change" that is needed to carry out the word of God.

     

    Romans 12:10

    Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

    Romans 15:2

    Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.

    To this end, The Community Mission's NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS PROGRAM aims to do just this.

    NHN is a "Planned Giving" program that matches needs of people who are able to partner with those who need ...something/anything and GIVE FREELY to them...with no strings attached. PLEASE DONATE or CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO RECEIVE HELP-we will get back to you immediately at 781-413-7604 or 570-294-9694


    NEED...call us   DONATE...call us!!! 

    JOIN US

     

    Welcome to THE COMMUNITY MISSION 

     

    We are an association of Christians from all walks of life who take the Great Commission given to us by our Lord in Matthew 28 literally. We understand that the body of Christ was created to be a fully functioning body of believers dedicated to using our individual skills, talents and gifts to spread the Gospel of Christ right where we are, and to pursuing a fully empowered spiritual life in personal relationship with Him. Our sole purpose is to embrace, equip and empower the Body of Christ with the tools necessary to actually function as the Body of Christ as described in the New Testament.


    WEEKLY EVENTS

    Lunchtime prayer and Bible study-daily at 12:30 in Pottsville

    TUESDAYS AT 10AM Bible Study at 10 am at Carenet 

    THURSDAY at 6:30 PM, Bible Study(St Clair) 

     Come as you are for a time of praise and worship and casual conversation/bible study

     

    Sunday 4:00 CELEBRATE RECOVERY, 

    Pot Luck 5:00

    Service 6pm   254 Mill St St. Clair

     

     



     

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