Our Local Vision
At Passion Community we want to provide you with opportunities to minister locally to the people in our community. Each year we have events like Reach Lynchburg, and the Easter Egg Hunt that provide opportunities for you to serve our city as a volunteer.
We also partner with local ministries to provide ongoing opportunities for service. Check out our list of current partners and opportunities for you to be involved from the list below.
Agape Center LYH
Agape Center is a nonprofit that provides spiritual counseling, food, clothing, furniture and household items free of charge to needy families in our city. By partnering with Agape Center we’re committing to help meet their needs as they meet the needs of the community.
How You Can Help
Donate Items – Agape Center accepts donations of food, clothing, furniture, and household items that are in good condition. Their needs change from month to month, check this page or sign up for more information to stay updated on their latest needs.
You can drop off smaller non-perishable items in the bin that the Local Outreach board at church.
To donate a larger item or drop off a donation directly:
Fridays 9am – 2pm
3rd Saturday of each month: 10am – 2pm
Location: 3026 Carroll Avenue. Lynchburg, Virginia
Volunteering – Volunteering at Agape Center is not only a great way to be the hands and feet of Jesus, but it is also one of Agape Center’s biggest needs. Your time and efforts allow them continue serving more and more of those in need in our community.
If you’re interested in signing up to volunteer or just would simply like more information about becoming a volunteer, click the button to sign up below.
Volunteering is always a help, whether it’s a regular commitment or just a few hours once or twice, you can be a huge help to Agape Center.
Miriam’s House is dedicated to ending homelessness by rebuilding lives and empowering our community’s most vulnerable. They work to end homelessness by connecting families with stable, affordable housing and providing the skills and supports that lead to self-sufficiency. They take a Housing First approach which provides the foundation for individuals to rebuild their lives, access needed services, obtain employment and integrate productively into the community.
Miriam’s House believes that housing is a basic human right and that all people can be successful in housing with the appropriate combination of supports.
How You Can Help
Passion Community is partnering with Miriam’s House in this endeavor by providing every homeless family/individual who has been placed in a permanent home with a welcome basket. This partnership is a commitment of providing about 200 baskets a year. We are excited about the tangible needs that we can provide for a family who was in great distress. In each basket, we ask that you provide the following items listed below. Since the greatest expense has been provided (the trash can), it should cost about $20-$25 to purchase the items below.
Please click the link below to check out what to put in these trash cans.
We also ask that you fill out the provided card with an encouraging and uplifting note, and that you pray over the basket and for the individuals receiving them.
Patrick Henry Family Services
Patrick Henry Family Services functions as the gateway to helping at-risk children and families, by connecting Christians with those that are in need and giving them an opportunity to serve and care for them. There vision is to see every child in a thriving family, supported by a faithful community. But they cannot accomplish this lofty goal by ourselves and have expanded their reach by building dynamic partnerships with individuals, churches, agencies, and businesses.
How You Can Help
As partners with Patrick Henry, Passion will have access to their Care Portal, a place where they share needs for at-risk children and families in our community. As we find out about these needs, our desire is to meet them by sharing them with members of Passion Community.
If you would like to be a part of meeting these needs and serving our community with the love and compassion of Jesus, click the button below to sign up!