In Gardiner Park, the third Sunday of each month, we host a Community Meal & Worship Service. This event is free and open to anyone who wishes to join us in fellowship. Local churches, individuals or businesses often partner with us to provide and serve a delicious meal.
The Glory House Bread of Life Center is a food pantry that strives to meet the needs of our community, serving 700-1.200 families a month. We are always in need of donations to fill our shelves with nonperishable food items and basic hygiene supplies. See our downloads section at the bottom of this page for a printable list.
We are always in need of volunteers to come assist with upkeep and renovations at The Glory House. From lawn care to electrical, we have projects for every skill set. We also have a new building coming our way soon that will need lots of love.
Each spring and summer, we host a Vacation Bible School and Masterpiece Art Camp for ages 5-14. This five-day event features Bible study, crafts, music and recreation along with breakfast and lunch. Teachers, team leaders, kitchen assistance, food and supply donations are just a few ways to help out.
Every July, we partner with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to host a five-day sports camp for ages 5-14. The camp features sessions on football, cheerleading, basketball, soccer, and more. FCA takes care of the sports, but we always need kitchen helpers and team leaders.
The first Saturday in August is our annual Back-to-School Bash. Volunteers give out school supplies to area children and we have fun games to play. We would love for your church or business to host a school supply drive to assist with giving our area students a great start to a new school year.
Following each Community Meal & Worship, we try to deliver plates to our neighbors who can't make it out for the meal. Come volunteer with our meal delivery and be a huge blessing to our neighbors.
If your church or school group is learning about missions and service, the Glory House is a great place to provide children with service opportunities. Give us a call to schedule your group's service project. We have lots of ideas!
We have several opportunities for major construction and renovation projects within the Glory House neighborhood and ministry. Painting, electrical, plumbing and carpentry are just a few areas of needed assistance.
When the weather starts to cool, that means it's time for movie nights. The community is invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy freshly popped popcorn and a family, friendly movie on the front yard of our home.
Our annual Christmas Store is an opportunity for families referred to us by local agencies to come shop for Christmas gifts for their children at no cost. We always need helpers to donate items, wrap presents and sort donations for this very special store.
Local business partnerships are hugely important to us. Donated supplies, services and funds help us meet so many needs. Canned food drives and Christmas toy drives are always welcomed to help give back to the community.
October is time for our annual Fall Festival. The event features carnival games and food and is a community-wide event that is free to the public.
In partnership with Laurel First United Methodist Church, the annual community-wide Easter Egg Hunt and barbecue is a fun, family event in Gardiner Park.
Prior to every event, volunteers hit the streets to pass out flyers about upcoming events. We would love for you to join us as we spread the word about our events and spread the love of Jesus.
We love when high school and college students join our team as they complete service hours for scholarships, internships and clubs. If you need hours, give us a shout and we can find a place of service for you or a group of friends.
One of the most important things that you can do for our ministry is remember us in prayer. We appreciate your prayers and know the Lord will continue to bless this ministry.
Thanks to a group of local high school students, the Glory House is home to a Little Free Library. Book donations are always greatly appreciated.
We house volunteer and mission teams from all over the U.S. and abroad. These teams stay at our facility with linens, pick-up breakfast, pantry items, washer & dryer, and other necessities provided. We charge $20 per person per night to help us pay for the extra utilities used and for the pantry items provided for the stay. We are able to host 20+ volunteers in our facility. Contact us today to find out our availability - 601.262.5555
If you are staying with us to work alongside us, we will have assigned duties for your group throughout the duration of your stay. These assignments will include serving through: our food pantry, our long-term disaster recovery agency Restore Jones County, helping our neighbors on 2nd Avenue and Houston Road, kids camps, delivering food to those in need, elder care, and more as the needs arise. There will always be a day or two for your team to be off, and we will happily provide recommendations on how to spend your exploring days in our hometown!
We also provide our facility for missionaries in need of respite from the field, in town visiting loved ones, or who are speaking at local churches or conferences. Availability depends on if any volunteer teams have already booked for your desired dates.