Adventist Community Services
Adventist Community Services (ACS) has been established as a humanitarian relief, and individual and community development ministry to fulfill the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the United States and around the world, which is to serve communities in Christ’s name. ACS provides services such as Disaster Response, Adventist Crisis Care Network (ACCN), Community Development/Urban Ministry/Inner City Ministries, Elder Care Ministries, Youth Empowered to Serve (Y.E.S.), and Tutoring and Mentoring Programs.
The Adventist Community Services also provide the following services:
· Disaster Response
Participates in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
· Community Development
Provides relief, educational and development services
· Youth Empowered to Serve
Encourages youth to begin a life of serving others
People of the community who are available are always welcome to join group on Thursdays because we care, there will be a tomorrow for the needy.
The Poinciana Seventh-day Adventist church, working in partnership with other sister Seventh –day Adventist Churches, and other none Adventist Churches, work together bi-monthly, in a “Feeding the Homeless Ministry.” This ministry provide food for an average of 90 people each time we meet.
Each year the Poinciana Seventh-day Adventist Church Community Services distributes Thanksgiving Baskets to the community and needy Church members. The Community Services group meets for 2 hours each Thursday of the month where plans are made, and after the meeting, the group is then engaged in a Visitation Ministry, visiting the sick and shut-ins, ministering to their domestic and spiritual needs. The group meets in their spare time in activities of quilting, knitting and sewing. The finished products from these activities, are given to nursing homes and to other needy people. The Community Services Ministry in partnership with the Women’s Ministries department of the Church sent over 250 blankets, toys and other items to Haiti.