Childhood and adult illiteracy are at critical levels and while there have been tangible results in confronting the problem; the prospect of eradicating it is a long way off. The question is, should the church stand by and allow this to become an even greater problem? At Christ Temple, we think not. That is why we are initiators of the Youth Literacy Project, an independent non-profit organization that assist youth in combating illiteracy.
Statistics prove that a literate youth has a better opportunity to become a contributing citizen in society. We happen to believe that assisting young people learn how to read, providing them books for reading is the will of God. To validate our point, do you remember the words of our Lord? Suffer little children that come unto me and forbid them not… Go to www.youthliteracyproject.org and find out what more you can do to help!
To date we have collected and distributed more that 13,000 new and gently used books for children in grades K - 8th. You can help us by donating books or making a financial contribution for the purchase of new books or supplies.
The 5th Grade students at Grover Cleveland are hosting a book drive on behalf of the Youth Literacy Project. You are welcome to drop off books at the school during regular hours.
We are looking for men and women that recognize a need to volunteer in areas where it is needed the most:
Mission Statement To inspire hope and demonstrate love through servant leadership while positively impacting the community.
Chaplains are called by God to a ministry of service. Like the Apostle Paul, chaplains are generally "bi-vocational"; heretofore they have served in church ministry, hospitals, nursing homes, and institutional settings. In contrast and in addition to traditional chaplaincy ministries, GLCC’s chaplains serve the entire community as listeners, caregivers, and advocates to a society’s disenfranchised.
As established, service to others, is Christian ministry. The key elements of the chaplaincy ministries are: organized and scheduled visitation, advocacy, family intervention, support, benchmarking and spiritual guidance. These elements form a model which we believe is ordained by the words of Christ: "For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? - Matthew 25:35-38