VISION

“Christ followers who are changing their community and the world by actively living out their faith.”

Engaging Culture…A Lifestyle of Compassion

CLICK HERE for more information on our Engage Culture Teams

 

For more information Contact: Angela Owen  or Kerri Freidheim

LOCAL OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES:

Backpack Blessings

Five Stones Church partners with Waxhaw Elementary and Western Union Elementary to supplement meals/snacks for children in need to easily prepare for themselves at home. This supplemental food program runs September through May is just one way we come alongside families in the community.

How to get involved individually, as a family or with a life group… Do a food drive for the specific needed items. Click here for a list of items .  Donations can be dropped off at the Engage Culture kiosk on Sundays, or at the the Five Stones HQ Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-4:30pm. Contact the Team Champion, Starr Topken, with any questions or to sign up to serve.

The Rack Clothes Closet

Due to Covid, we are unable to accept clothing donations or have our biannual events.

The Rack Clothes Closet is our bi-yearly community free clothing event to assist families in need within our school partnerships and Union County. A perfect opportunity to actively live out our faith by loving on our neighbors.

We accept donations for the clothing ministry at the Engage Culture kiosk on Sundays or at the Five Stones HQ Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-4:30pm.  We meet on Thursday mornings at 9:30am to sort clothing at the Five Stones HQ.

How to get involved individually, as a family, or with a life group… Clean out your closets and donate gently used clothing and shoes for our bi-annual events, join our weekly sorting team, spread the word among families in need in the community, and gather a team to serve at our events. Contact the Team Champion, Chris Mumma, with any questions or to sign up to serve.

Food Pantry

Five Stones’ food and essentials pantry is available for those in need in our community and our church body. We accept donations of non-perishable food items year-round to provide for emergency needs, and partner with other local food pantries to provide for the immediate needs of our community. Did you know there are items you can’t purchase with food stamps? Essentials including toilet paper, laundry detergent, soap, cleaning products, toiletries, feminine products, and diapers. If you would like to donate, please drop off non-perishable food and essentials at the Engage Culture kiosk on Sundays or at the Five Stones HQ Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-4:30pm. NON-PERISHABLE FOOD LIST

How to get involved individually, as a family, or with a life group… Do a food or essentials drive in your neighborhood, school, or workplace to keep our cupboards full. Contact the Team Champion, Ruth Hall, with any questions or to sign up to serve.

South Providence School

South Providence School in downtown Waxhaw is an alternative program for middle and high school students with exceptional needs. The school does not have a PTO to help with fundraising, events, and additional needs. We have the opportunity to come alongside the families and staff of South Providence by celebrating staff birthdays, supply lunch & snacks for the school several times throughout the year, and helping out around the facility during church SERVE days.

How to get involved individually, as a family or with a life group…Items Needed for the School Store – Snack Size chips, cookies. or drink boxes. Drop off at the Engage Culture kiosk on Sundays or at the Five Stones HQ Monday-Thursday 9am-4:30pm.

Meals for Waxhaw Police

Our police department works around the clock to keep us safe and improve our community. A small way to show our appreciation for all they do is to prepare and deliver a meal for them.

How to get involved individually, as a family, or with a life group… Schedule a date through our Engage Culture Team to prepare and deliver a meal to the Waxhaw Police Department. If you are doing this as a life group, create a signup genius or list who will make and bring each item at the designated date and time.

Semi-Annual Events:

The Rack Clothes Closet

Five Stones Church offers a free shopping day twice per year, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter,  for the Waxhaw community in need.  Contact Team Champion Chris Mumma with any questions, or to sign up to serve.

Annual Events:

Operation School Supplies

Before each school year begins, we do a backpack, school supplies, and uniform drive to assist families in need in our community schools. This summer, look for more information on how you can provide for this essential need that shows God’s love through a simple backpack filled with supplies or a new school uniform.

How to get involved individually, as a family or, with a life group…  you can adopt an age group or school and do a school supply drive this summer! We partner with Western Union, Waxhaw Elementary for Operation School Supply and use their school supply lists as a guide for filling backpacks along with South Providence School’s uniform needs.  Contact Team Champion Cindy Buchanon with any questions or to sign up to serve.

Thanksgiving Outreach & Turkey Fry

Each year on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, we fry turkeys and assemble packages with all of the sides for a Thanksgiving meal to give to Waxhaw area families in need. Currently, we partner with Waxhaw and Western Union Elementary along with South Providence School. Each year, we will be provide Thanksgiving meals to approximately 75 families. Contact Team Champion Barb Schill with any questions or to sign up to serve.

Five Stones Blessing Tree

Each December, we partner with Western Union Elementary and other local families in need to provide Christmas gifts based on needs and wants for those who may otherwise go without.

How to get involved individually, as a family, or with a life group…  Your family, friends, and life group can pick a slingshot from the Five Stones Tree and provide the gift indicated on the tag or sign up to serve to help sort the gifts and get them ready for delivery.  Contact Team Champion Barb Schill with any questions or to sign up to serve.

INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS

Five Stones is currently partnering with GLOW International and Gethsemane Garden Christian Centre

to send teams to Honduras and Kenya this summer.  For more information, email Barb.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE FINANCIAL PARTNERSHIP REQUEST FORM

KEN JONES MEMORIAL FUND

Exists to provide financial assistance for young people to serve and share the love of God in Africa.

The family and friends of Ken Jones have established this fund to honor Ken’s wishes to help supplement the cost of young people who desire to serve and share the love of God with people in Africa.

If you would like to make a designated tax deductible contribution to the Memorial Fund please make checks payable to Five Stones Church and in the memo please note “Ken Jones Memorial Fund” or give online here and designate funds to: “Ken Jones Memorial Fund.”

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE KEN JONES SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION