Join Us with Our Local Community Outreach 
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”   Matthew 25:35
 
 
Friends Feed Friends
Members help feed 70-100 homeless
in Moeur Park in Tempe every Friday night at 6 PM. Carpool from SOTH at 5:15 PM.  More than 24,000 meals have been served since 2009.  Before serving the team prays. Bibles and devotionals are always available and prayer requests taken.  Besides a hot meal, blankets, clothing and toiletries are available.
Extended Hands Food Bank
Extended Hands Food Bank in Fountain Hills continues to run out of canned food. They support over 1,000 men, women and children in our town. They are in need of items such as peanut butter, jelly, soups, vegetables, spaghetti, tuna, main dish meals, etc. Please bring your items on Sunday or during the week to the church office.
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Since 1988, evening meal service and  food box distribution provides more than 50,000 meals every month to the homeless, the unemployed, the working poor and seniors in Mesa.
Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of every month to prepare food. Carpooling is available at 3:15 pm in the upper parking lot. For more information, or questions contact Don Wirth or office at julia@sothaz.com.
Join Us as We Participate in Community Events
Community Blood Drive   
 
We support the Fountain Hills and Noon Kiwanis Community Blood Drive.
It is held at the Fountain Hills Community Center
approximately every 2 months (5 times a year).
To schedule your appointment visit www.Bloodhero.com
(Sponsor code: Kiwanis) or
call SOTH member Paul Appeldorn at 480-836-8213.
 
 
Make a Difference Day
 
October 27, 2018  7:30 AM 
 
Make a Difference Day 
 
The Annual “Make a Difference Day” was held in October and was an opportunity for the entire community to come together and offer 4 hours of volunteer service to vulnerable, elderly, or homebound residents at a variety of work projects throughout Fountain Hills. People were painting, cleaning, patching, planting, raking, hauling debris and much more…every contribution made a difference…neighbor helping neighbor! We began the day at Golden Eagle Park  for juice, coffee, fruit and pastries where volunteers received their assigned worksite project and “kick-off” information.
 
  Contact Paul Appeldorn at 480-836-8213 for more information. 
 
 
 
AICM is located in Linden, Arizona, just eight miles from Show Low and is one
of the missions that SOTH proudly supports. Their purpose is to help Native Americans know God and to bring them into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. They provide a quality Christian education at their boarding school and through their Blue Bus ministry. On July 11 from 10 AM – 12 noon, they are celebrating their 30th anniversary, offering tours, activities and a free lunch.  Drop by
and visit them or see their website at www.aicm.org
 Jail Ministry 
They have outreach to different prisons, and they are now trying to get funding
for a halfway house for women who have been recently released to help them make a successful transition back into their local community.
Contact Pastor Robyn Bezanson, Associate Pastor Email: bezanson2@cox.net for more information or how you can help.
 
 
 
This upcoming presentation of Art Expressing the Gospel is an Outreach Event to our Community.  
Paul Oman   Drawn to the Word Artist   
www.paulomanfineart.com
Paul Oman, artist and pastor, shares his Drawn to the Word artistic ministry with audiences ecumenically across the country. He served as a science teacher, then Lutheran pastor when, in 2011, he took up work as an artistic pastor full-time.
Paul seeks to give new vision to God’s Word by using the process of painting to captivate audiences in our visually oriented culture. Painting and drawing have been a part of Paul’s life since childhood. Receiving national & international recognition for his work in watercolor, Paul uses this gift to proclaim the Gospel unique and powerful ways that impact lives and inspire mission.
 
Mark your calendar for his presentations at SOTH on March 2 and 3, 2019.