Think of Marvin's NOAH ministry as a boat that keeps people afloat during a domestic, medical, transportation or emotional crisis. NOAH is a calm in the storm. NOAH stands for networking, organizing, advocacy and healing. The Missions Office works closely with PATH, the Salvation Army, St. Paul Children’s Foundation and other helping agencies in our community to find the best care for those in crisis situations.
Marvin members and others in our community have turned to this ministry in times of need. All inquiries for assistance are treated confidentially.
Sweets for the Soul
Do you like to bake or help those in need? Get out your recipe books! If you have ever had a loved one or even a friend under hospice care, then this ministry speaks for itself. Bring homemade goodies to the staff and visiting families at Hospice of East Texas. This opportunity is provided every month on the first Wednesday or the second Monday at 2 p.m. You are not required to serve every month - only when you can. Contact Leslie Brack for information.
St. Paul Children's Foundation
St. Paul Children’s Foundation is one of our highest-priority local mission efforts. This faith-based organization works hand in hand with its East Tyler neighbors to rebuild and renew community and spiritual life.
St. Paul Children's Foundation ministries include:
- Dental clinic
- Children's health clinic
- Food pantry
- Clothes closet
Drop off new and gently-used items including clothing for all ages, working and useful household items, books, diapers, infant equipment and toys from 9 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. until 5 p.m..Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Bring any of the following items to the Welcome Center at any time to help local ministries:
Empty plastic pill bottles for the Matthew 25: Ministries. Their mission is to “care for the needy world with the things we throw away.” They do this by helping the poorest of the poor and disaster victims throughout the United States and around the world. There is a collection container in the Welcome Center. Please make sure all pill bottles are washed, label-free and have caps.
Boxtops for Education donations benefit Bonner Elementary. Each box top is worth 10 cents.
Used eyeglasses for sight.org which provides eye care for people in Togo, West Africa. This Christian ministry helps restore sight through cataract and pterygium surgeries, glaucoma treatments and eyeglasses. In addition, they are involved in eye-health education and Christian discipleship.
Magazines for local retirement centers.
Sample-size toiletries for St. Paul's.
Marvin partners with the Lydia Patterson Institute, a 100-year old Methodist high school in El Paso, Texas, supporting scholarships and summer internships for lay ministry students. Each summer student interns come to work at Marvin and St. Paul Children’s Foundation. In order to make this possible we ask for your support in providing homes for students from June to August.
East Texas Mission of Mercy
The Mission of Mercy is a great way to offer medical and spiritual care to those in need. We are a partner in this community-wide effort. Our church provides financial support, transportation, volunteer workers and meals for this tremendous mission outreach.
Methodist Children's Home party
Bring joy to children each Christmas! Every year in December Marvin hosts a Christmas party for the Methodist Children's Home foster children. You can get involved by either helping with the party, purchasing gifts for the children or by making a monetary donation.
We work with many local agencies to provide assistance in East Texas, including:
- Hiway 80 Rescue Mission
- East Texas Cornerstone Assistance
- Bethesda Health Clinic
- Meals on Wheels