Olive Branch Ministry

The Olive Branch Ministry was voted as an official ministry at Piedmont Park SDA Church in November of 2020. The managing group is Themes of Hope Sabbath School. Renee Schaecher and Eula Key are the contact persons. If someone has questions or wants to contact the ministry they can contact us by leaving their name and number and a brief message at the Piedmont Park church office at 402-489-1344 or emailing piedmontparksda@gmail.com. The secretaries' hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-2pm. The secretary will let us know of the contact and Renee or Eula  will get back to the caller as soon as possible. 

 

The Olive Branch Ministry Initiatives:

  • Piedmont Food Cupboard - Snacks and food items for our members and regular attenders
  • Piedmont Fresh - Food is one type of agape love language to express Christ’s love to others. The Olive Branch Ministry added something new in 2023 called Piedmont Fresh! Piedmont Fresh is freshly prepared, individually package foods and fresh produce in season for church members and guests who would like a little something to brighten their day or a little something already made for their table. Piedmont Fresh offers a limited supply of freshly made food items at the table near the south entrance doors in the main lobby at the end of Sabbath Worship time.  
  • Walking Food Kits - Small backpacks filled with one meal, snacks, water and encouraging reading for the people in Lincoln who are experiencing food insecurity and are on the move (walking), or are unhoused.
  • Lincoln's Little Free Pantries - a community grass-roots, self-funded movement to provide immediate food support and other small personal needs items for those who are in need. Piedmont Park supports Lincoln's Free Little Pantries by stocking Lincoln's Little Free Pantry locations. Financial donations can be made to the Olive Branch Ministry through the tithe/offering envelope                            (memo line: OBM) or online at https://www.piedmontparksda.org. Thank you so much for your generosity.

 

December 2023 Annual Report - Reducing food insecurity and inadequacy and fighting chronic hunger.

This year our church members and Lincoln community have donated 3,878 items! Since the ministry began in 2020 to the current year of 2023 our church members and Lincoln community have donated 11,500 items!!