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Providing food and training to help you get back on your feet.
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Papa’s Pantry is a food ministry that helps with grocery/food assistance due to a sudden unexpected financial setback.

Training

A variety of Stability and Life Skills classes are offered to help you on your journey to a better life and future.

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Encompass Blog

Meet Kathryn and Andrew, a Senior Couple

“…In that brief first visit under the tent, we learned they had
already been living in their car for a year. Life was hard for this older couple, yet, with a 35-year marriage under their belts, they were committed to see their journey through.”

"Mom on the Run"

Unfortunately, her story is not unique. She was running from an ex-husband who had brutally beat her, almost to the point of death. Women like her tend to be make-up artists. Trying their best to camouflage bruises on their eyes, noses, and cheeks from the last altercation that was deemed ‘their fault.’

"Conned Mom..."

This widowed mom thought she had met the greatest guy at a church function.  Trusting that this man was a man of faith, she allowed herself to trust him completely.  After just a few months, he proposed.  It seemed her dreams were coming true. 

Then, one day, her worst fears came to fruition….

"I wish I found Encompass Sooner!"

Three days before Christmas in 2018, without warning, I was let go from my job. My wife had lost her job just two weeks earlier. This was Christmas!  The most expensive time of the year!  Who lets people go at Christmas?! We were going along just fine, then BAM! BAM!!  Presents were bought. The fridge was full. But bills would come due in just a week. We were already struggling with the thought of one income… I mean, who hires in December?

"To The Penny"

I have known the great folks at Encompass Ministries for many years. Sometimes as a client, sometimes as a donor, all the time as a friend. It was early in 2007 when I felt I was at the bottom.  I needed help and I needed food. My husband was in the military and was deployed most of the time. Essentially, I was a single mother, raising two small boys…

 

"On My Feet"

My wife, daughter, and I had been living in the west for quite some time. We knew that it was not a good fit for us professionally, mentally, or spiritually. So, we made the snap decision to move back to Georgia to be around a supportive team of friends and family.

 

Rags to Really?!

Meet Caroline. A middle-aged woman who is wife and mother to three kids, one with autism. For the last many years she has been the full-time caregiver for her mother who also lived with her family. Not an uncommon story.

"My Story is WORSE Than YOURS..."

People kept saying “It’ll get better,” “You’ll get through this,” “I’ve been there,”
“Just hang in there,” “God has a plan,” blah blah blah. 

What I didn’t know at the time when I was at my lowest low was that they were actually telling me the truth. When I heard their stories, I still didn’t think they were was as bad as mine, because MY story was happening to ME!! Therefore, that made it worse!! 

Our 4 Step Process To Thriving

Step 1

Contact Us

 

Contact Us

Reach out to us to get started on the road to thriving, not just surviving.

Step 2

Get to know you

Get to Know You

We get to know you, your circumstances and your needs.

Step 3

Create the Plan

 

Create the Plan

Develop a plan with your life coach based on your needs.

Step 4

Equip 

Equip

We equip you with the tools to get on your feet and stay there.

Our Annual Impact...

$1,111,875

Worth of Food Given

16,442

People Fed

1,300

Households

7,000

Training Hours

489,788

Meals

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Our Monthly Encompass/Bethesda event is in full swing. The event ends at 2:00pm today. 
Come on over!
Free Food!
Free Healthcare! 
*No Covid Services at this time.
We are celebrating three new jobs this month! 
You can be one of our partners and be the next person celebrated! If you are needing a new or better job, dont hesitate. Give us a call today! 

#encompassministries #careercoach #masterstrainingcenter
Top 10 Pantry Needs:
  1. Mac and Cheese
  2. Seasoning Packets
  3. Boxed Pasta / Rice Sides / Packaged Potatoes
  4. Canned Ravioli
  5. Chili
  6. Jelly (In plastic containers)
  7. Juice Boxes
  8. Laundry Detergent
  9. Dish Soap
  10. Gas Gift Cards (increments of $5 or $10)
A financial gift of any amount is as simple as texting GIVE to 770-343-3488. You can also donate online at https://encompassministriesinc.org/donate-form/
#encompass #top10needs
We had so much fun making friends at the 
SchmoozaPalooza yesterday! 
Thank you Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce for a great event! 

#encompassministries #schmoozapalooza2021

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Woodstock city Church and encompass ministries! Two of my very favorites! ❤️❤️

Tuesday, Oct 12:
Networking, food samples, give-aways and door prizes at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce SchmoozaPalooza from 4:00-7:00PM! Woodstock City Church 
(150 Ridgewalk Parkway, Woodstock). 
See you there!
Happy Columbus Day! 🇺🇸
Happy National Clergy Day! 
Make sure to think your Pastor today! 

#encompassministries
Tuesday, Oct 12:
Networking, food samples, give-aways and door prizes at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce SchmoozaPalooza from 4:00-7:00PM! Woodstock City Church 
(150 Ridgewalk Parkway, Woodstock). 
See you there!
A Special Thank You to our friends, Jeff Nevison and Mallory Britt from Mountain Lakes Insurance for their continued support!
#encompassministries #mountainlakesinsurance
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Encompass Is…

People kept saying “It’ll get better,” “You’ll get through this,” “I’ve been there,” “Just hang in there,” “God has a plan,” blah blah blah. What I didn’t know at the time when I was at my lowest low was that they were actually telling me the truth. When I heard their...

“Encompass IS…”

Meet Kathryn and Andrew, a Senior Couple We first met Kathryn and Andrew last spring, at the beginning of COVID. They appeared one very chilly morning in the Encompass parking lot, masks on, in a line needing groceries, tearful and afraid, Because of COVID, all food...

Facebook Updates

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Our Monthly Encompass/Bethesda event is in full swing. The event ends at 2:00pm today. 
Come on over!
Free Food!
Free Healthcare! 
*No Covid Services at this time.
We are celebrating three new jobs this month! 
You can be one of our partners and be the next person celebrated! If you are needing a new or better job, dont hesitate. Give us a call today! 

#encompassministries #careercoach #masterstrainingcenter
Top 10 Pantry Needs:
  1. Mac and Cheese
  2. Seasoning Packets
  3. Boxed Pasta / Rice Sides / Packaged Potatoes
  4. Canned Ravioli
  5. Chili
  6. Jelly (In plastic containers)
  7. Juice Boxes
  8. Laundry Detergent
  9. Dish Soap
  10. Gas Gift Cards (increments of $5 or $10)
A financial gift of any amount is as simple as texting GIVE to 770-343-3488. You can also donate online at https://encompassministriesinc.org/donate-form/
#encompass #top10needs
We had so much fun making friends at the 
SchmoozaPalooza yesterday! 
Thank you Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce for a great event! 

#encompassministries #schmoozapalooza2021

Comment on Facebook

Woodstock city Church and encompass ministries! Two of my very favorites! ❤️❤️

Tuesday, Oct 12:
Networking, food samples, give-aways and door prizes at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce SchmoozaPalooza from 4:00-7:00PM! Woodstock City Church 
(150 Ridgewalk Parkway, Woodstock). 
See you there!
Happy Columbus Day! 🇺🇸
Happy National Clergy Day! 
Make sure to think your Pastor today! 

#encompassministries
Tuesday, Oct 12:
Networking, food samples, give-aways and door prizes at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce SchmoozaPalooza from 4:00-7:00PM! Woodstock City Church 
(150 Ridgewalk Parkway, Woodstock). 
See you there!
A Special Thank You to our friends, Jeff Nevison and Mallory Britt from Mountain Lakes Insurance for their continued support!
#encompassministries #mountainlakesinsurance
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Events

Encompass IS…

New Refrigerated Box Truck Campaign

Need Your Help Now for a New Refrigerated Box Truck, Please GIVE Today! While we still have a truck that we use several times a week for large food donations and outreaches, it is very old and not as reliable as we need. (Neither the gas gauge nor the odometer work!)...

Rags to “Really?!”

Meet Caroline. A middle-aged woman who is wife and mother to three kids, one with autism. For the last many years she has been the full-time caregiver for her mother who also lived with her family. Not an uncommon story. For as long as Caroline can remember, there was...

On My Feet

Encompass Is... My wife, daughter, and I had been living in the west for quite some time. We knew that it was not a good fit for us professionally, mentally, or spiritually. So, we made the snap decision to move back to Georgia to be around a supportive team of...

Top Current Needs

  • N1. Jiffy Mixes
  • N2. All Purpose Flour
  • N3. Cooking Oils
  • N4. Mayonnaise
  • N5. Salad Dressing
  • N6. Jelly (in plastic containers)
  • N7. Boxed Rice
  • N8. Canned Beef
  • N9. Ground Coffee (Not Instant)
  • N10. Gas Gift Cards (Incrememts of $10)

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