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Express 2535 | Food Pantry | Clothes Closet

What does '2535' mean?

Jesus said in Matthew 25:35-36 “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Outreach is key to successful church growth!

The first and best form of outreach is personal relationships. God has divinely put us in the family, neighborhood, job & town for a higher purpose than just to get by and make a little money. If we live in the fullness of the Spirit then we are able to understand the concept of blessings and not luck.

Some people pray God give me the opportunity to witness. Others pray that God will never ask them to witness, because they are terrified of doing so. If the latter describes you, know that you have the most important message to tell that the world has ever known. The fear of witnessing comes from two sources, Satan, our enemy & the fear of rejection. As we realize that, when we are faithful in the goal that Christ put before us (Matthew 28:18-20) we will see that the fear of witnessing is a misplaced fear. We need to understand that when they reject the message of Christ, they are not rejecting us.

It is everyone's job to share Christ and the love He has for everyone. It is not just the pastor's job. Can a shepherd make sheep reproduce? No!! He can however give them a safe place to grow and healthy food to nourish them into what they are to become, so when they are mature they will reproduce themselves naturally.

If a church is not focused on a dying world, it will eventually die itself. Our main focus will always be firmly based on outreach and evangelism!

Our purpose: “Show Christ’s Love in Practical Ways”. What better way than to feed the hungry and clothe those who have need!

What is supplies by our Outreach Center?

The Express 2535 Outreach Center provides families with food from the basic food groups as well as some extras.

  • Clothing is available to those who have need.
  • Non-food items are sometimes available when they have been donated by members or outside organizations.

Hours of Operation
Every Tuesday starting at 930am and Second Saturday of every month starting at 10:00am
*By Appointment Only *If no one calls prior, we will be closed!

Registration and Process

  • Call the church office @ 515-262-7302.
  • Make sure you are in our qualifying area.
  • Schedule an appointment for a set time.
  • Fill out the need information/application.
  • Browse through the FREE Clothes Closet while your groceries are gathered.
  • Look through the groceries with our volunteer to make sure all food will be used and not wasted.
  • Carry out your groceries & clothes. Help is available if needed.
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