Brown Bag Ministry

         

Brown Bag Ministry Park Place Wesleyan



Dear Community Member, Brown Bag ministry is an outreach program of Park Place Wesleyan Church. Our mission is to reach out to the hurting,  homeless,  suffering, and/or addicted men and women of our community. Our ultimate goals are to:
  1. Show Christs love and mercy without judgement
  2. To provide some small physical needs in hopes of sharing Biblical truth, answers for healing, and spiritual needs.


Who we and what we do

  We are a peer group who are willing to share our experience and strength in order to inspire hope in the hopeless. We welcome and encourage people who are suffering to attend church and recovery meetings. Something as simple as a brown paper bag can be a vehicle of hope. The small brown bags we assemble and distribute to the less fortunate men and women of or community contain the following items:
  • Prepackaged single serving foods -applesauce, protien/cereal bar, cracker packets, tuna packets, cookie treats, Vienna sausage, and bottled water
  • Personal Hygiene items – deodorant, toothbrush and page, wipes, chapstick, comb/brush, and hair ties
  • Socks
Our team consists of clean and sober former homeless and/or addicted people saved by grace and include a husband and wife team of chaplains in training. Colleen Burton has used the 12 years of her sobriety to work in facilities targeting our suffering community members, ie. Honor House of Tampa, a 45 bed unit of transitional housing and Suncoast Haven of Rest Rescue Mission in Pinellas Park. Thank You for your interest in our ministry, we appreciate your helo in serving our community in any way you can.