For over thirty years now, Erastus has taken ten per-cent of its offerings and designated the funds for a number of different organizations. Sixty per-cent of the tenth goes into our "Love Fund" account, which is used for hardship cases that may come to our attention within the surrounding community. The other forty per-cent of thetenth goes to our "Mission Fund" to support various mission organizations.
Youth Mission Trip Our church provides our youth an opportunity to serve Jesus through mission work in areas of need within the southeast. Each year the church sponsors our Youth Mission Trip which works with Team Effort to do building projects for those in need. This year our youth will go to Jacksonville, FL to aid in hurricane recovery efforts in the area.
Adult Mission Trip Each year the church provides support for mission trips abroad for adults within the church. The group provides humanitarian aid to these areas. This year our adult mission team will return to Haiti.
Today, Erastus Christian Church is also happy to be able to share our blessings with:
Freedom Church of God Food Closet. Erastus Christian, Homer Baptist, Mt. Zion Baptist, and Providence Baptist all combine their efforts to work with Freedom Church of God's food pantry to serve the different surrounding counties.
Youth Mission Trip - annual trip for our youth to serve communities in need
Adult Mission Trip - annual trip for our adults to serve underprivileged countries
"Back Pack Ministry" annually at the beginning of each school year to supply needy children in Jackson, Madison and Banks counties.
"Angel Tree Ministry" annually to ensure the children of less fortunate families have presents under the tree at Christmas.
Jesus Place in Atlanta, GA - Donations are being accepted for Jesus Place. Current needs include: Bibles (Translations only, no paraphrases; Large print is a plus)*, Men’s Heavy Coats (Large, XL, XXL, new or gently used), Sweatshirts (Large, XL, XXL solid colors with minimal print preferred), Men’s workpants or jeans (waist 30-40, length 31+; new or gently used)*, Men’s Workboots or Tennis Shoes (new or gently used, sizes 9-13)*, Shirts (Large, XL, and XXL long-sleeved, gently used), Knit Hats (new only, dark colors please), Blankets (twin size preferred, please no lap blankets, bedspreads, or comforters)*, Athletic Socks (new only), Underwear (boxers and briefs, new only, Medium, Large, and X-large), Book bags or Gym bags*, Dollar Store” reading glasses (all strengths), Combs, Disposable Razors, Washcloths (new preferred), Sample / Travel-Sized Shampoo, Non-perishable pantry items, and any monetary donation is greatly appreciated. (* Items are in critical & constant demand.)