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The Food Pantry at County Line Church of the Brethren

The Food Pantry at County Line Church of the Brethren

During a recent Missions Sunday event, Jennifer Beck had a chance to get to know Jackie Meeker, organizer of the food pantry at County Line Church of the Brethren.

Finding your gift

Do you know what your gift is? Everyone has been given one, so how are you using yours? If you don’t know what it is, follow in the footsteps of this County Line member and work with an accountability partner to discover it!

That’s exactly what Jackie Meeker did when she first began attending County Line. She was encouraged by her pastor to find out what exactly her gift was. God eventually brought the food pantry to Jackie’s mind, and it quickly became her mission field.

Serving others

It has been an amazing blessing to Jackie as well as those served by the church. It’s a fantastic outreach, and includes a large clothing pantry as well. Jackie and County Line developed their mission from Jesus’s words in Matthew 25:34-40:

“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. ‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ “Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? ‘And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? ‘When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ “The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’

In many cases, individuals need just that extra bit of help and visit the pantry for their supplemental bag of groceries or clothing necessities.

Location and Hours

County Line is located at 4227 N. Hardin Road in Harrod and the food and clothing pantries are open every Tuesday from 10am-1pm. Anyone within a 10 mile radius from the church is welcome to make use of this ministry once per month — just bring a drivers license and a utility bill or another form of address verification.

Serving others: it’s the model Jesus gave us and one that Jackie is following by using her gifts. How can you serve others? Is there anything we “get” when we do?

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