Thursday, March 13, 2014

CenterPointe Pantry Provisions
March 13, 2014

Cindy lost her job for the second time in several months. She didn't know what she was going to do. When she shared her need with a friend at the Bible study hosted at CenterPointe Church, they asked her if she had thought about possibly utilizing the food pantry offered at their church. Cindy wasn't sure she'd be eligible or if it would even offer enough food to cover her and her children. Her friend insisted she go and check it out, after all it is for anyone in need. What she found was a group of Gospel-centered passionate volunteers that were making sure every one of the 525 families that came through the line of the pantry were greeted with a friendly face and that they got exactly the things they needed to feed their families.

While Cindy is a fictitious name, her story is certainly real. Upon visiting CenterPointe Pantry Provisions (CPPP) several weeks ago, I spoke with person after person who had this exact story.  CPPP is a continuous blessing to its clients, a well-run ministry, and an effective tool for the growth of the Kingdom of God.

These are the main reasons we have decided to partner with CPPP. Already, we have provided them some much needed freezers and under the direction of the Diaconate and through several of our small groups we are beginning to collect food monthly to fill the gaps that their normal process of food collection has created.

CPPP is a growing ministry and its leaders have great vision on what it could be and how many people could not only fill their bellies, but also submit their hearts to the Lordship of Jesus Christ through this ministry. Already Covenant is helping, but we can do MORE. Specifically, CPPP is asking for volunteers to help with their Friday food sorting and Monday food distribution times.

This weekend we will be featuring CPPP during the ministry highlight portion of the church service. I look forward to sharing this great ministry with you all. If you have any interest in helping with this awesome ministry, please contact me (Ransom Kent,  For more information on foods you can donate and how you can help, go to