Pretoria, South Africa NPO # 008-616
AME Church Community Outreach Program
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Seven Tables Ministries
2. Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
3. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
4. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
5. And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
6. Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.
7. And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
This ministry focuses around the following areas within the communities surrounding the church
- CHRISTIAN COMMUNION AND FELLOWSHIP
- SOCIAL SERVICES
- SENIORS/PENSIONERS AND DISABLES PERSONS
- STREET KIDS
- EMERGENCY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT
- CHRISTIAN COMMUNION AND FELLOWSHIP
This is done under the banner of Bethel AME Church, a new congregation within the Pretoria District, in the North Transvaal Annual conference of the Nineteenth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The Rev. Dr. Frederick C. Harrison, former Secretary of Missions of the AME church (1984-1992) is the Pastor. The Rev. Pretty Harrison, Overseas Coordinator (Women in Ministry) is the Assistant Pastor. For more information see the Bethel AME Church Page.
- SOCIAL SERVICES
BISHOP A. J. RICHARDSON GUEST PREACHER AND RECIPIENT OF GOOD SAMARITAN AWARD
During our thank you awards banquet in November 2001 certificates were issued to Volunteers and members of the community in recognition for their support and service to this project.
Due to the scourge of HIV/AIDS we have seen a lot of deaths in our communities. Most of those who die are the working class, who in most cases are the bread winners within they families. This leaves the families with no source of income and living below the poverty line. This Ministry has tried to meet the needs of such families through;
- HELPING IN FUNERAL EXPENSES AND ARRANGEMENTS
- BUYING GROCERIES FOR THE FAMILIES
- PAYING SCHOOL FEES AND BUYING SCHOOL UNIFORMS AND OTHER SCHOOL MATERIAL
- PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION FOR THE SICK TO THE HOSPITAL
- PROVIDING CLOTHING TO THOSE IN NEED
Most of the clothing is a donation from friends and other Churches in the USA. We kindly solicit your help and assistance in contributing to our clothes, shoes and blankets drive for the help of those less fortunate than we are.
SPECIAL REQUEST You can buy a warm blanket for the aged and the needy for only $25 or up.
Blankets and clothing donated by
Allen AME Church and other Churches
in Jamaica, NY and surrounding areas.
Presented by Caroline Scarvella and Lorraine Dickerson
FEEDING OF HIV/AIDS AND PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS AT GA-RANKUWA HOSPITAL
Some time in 1997 we received a call from the Ga-Rankuwa Hospital, from a nurse who sounded very much worried and disturbed. Her worry was because of some of her patients who would come to the hospital with no food and requested us to come and feed them while their are awaiting their turn to be seen by a doctor. This was at the out patients side of the HIV/AIDS patients. We have been feeding them from then. They were latter joined by the Psychiatric patients in the same building. It would have been unethical for us to feed one group while the other as hungry as they were was left out, so we feed both groups. We feed every Tuesday however the numbers of patients are increasing drastically. HELP! For more information on the statistics and developments go to http://www.hsrcpublishers.co.za/hiv.html
Bread and Mealie-meal to be shared by the patients
Rev. Pretty Harrison Preparing for the Braai at
the Tuesday Clinic
Cleaning the dishes after serving the patients
Fixing the food to feed the Patients at the
- A.M.E. COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM
- Networking with other Care groups in the community e.g. the Department of Health, Social welfare, and Department of Education.
- Local City Council and Youth Groups.
- AIDS Awareness Campaign are held at Central City shopping center.
- A volunteer living with HIV/AIDS (PWA) is the Local Director and distributor of educational material for the communities and schools. The program supports the position of abstinence. HELP!
- HIV/AIDS AND DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR
- MABOPANE DISASTER:
- Food donations, feeding, and housing for the affected Families.
- Received and distributed clothes donated by church members.
- Distributed essential material e.g. building material and distribution of blankets to the needy families.
- Arranging health care for those affected.
- HOMELESS CHILDREN
- SENIOR CITIZENS AND THE DISABLED
Every month seniors gather at special pay points to receive their pension. Their pension pay amounts to R 700.00, which is equivalent to $100.00 a month. We are feeding around 3,700 pensioners at the beginning of each month. This is only five out of sixteen pay points. This is only the beginning and we will continue to feed them at all five pay points on monthly basis as long as the funds are made available. Pray that God will enable us to reach them all. HELP!
- FUTURE PLANS
Pensioners and Disabled
7 Tables Ministry Feeds 3700 Annual Cost-R 144,000 = $ 24,000
SPECIAL REQUEST FOR THIS FEEDING PROGRAM
OUR NEEDS: DISTRICTS � CHURCHES - ORGANIZATIONS TO PARTNER WITH US
$2000.00 IS NEEDED TO FEED PER MONTH. THIS IS CALCULATED AT THE PRESENT EXCHANGE OF 1:6
For more information contact
Rev. Dr. Frederick C. Harrison/ Rev. Pretty Harrison
P. O. Box # 44 Mabopane 0190 South Africa
Calling from the USA: 011-27 �11 �314-4326
Tel/Fax * (011) 314-4326 * Cell 082 256 1174
Information on how to contribute from the United States and anywhere else can be accessed by Emailling to firstname.lastname@example.org
Page maintained by: Rev. Pretty Harrison