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Providing food and training to help you get back on your feet.
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Food Assistance

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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Rain or shine, Bethesda Mobile Clinic and Encompass Ministries is here! 

If anyone is in need of Food or Free Healthcare you don’t want to miss it! 

Today, (Friday) September 17th, 
10:00am- 2:00pm 
At Encompass Ministries 

We are all prepping for this awesome day. Come on down! 

You can help by sharing this post!
Top 10 Most Needed Items:

1. Hamburger / Tuna Helpers
2. Pasta/Rice Sides
3. Boxed Milk
4. Cereal
5. All purpose flour / Jiffy Muffin Mixes
6. Beef Soups
7. Canned Beef
8. Ketchup
9. Canned Pumpkin
10. Peanut Butter / Jelly (In plastic containers)

Special Need: Gas Gift Cards (Increments of $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/Image attachment
Repentance and forgiveness usher in a renewed relationship with God. This is Yom Kippur’s hope.

“Then I acknowledged my sin to You and did not hide my iniquity. I said: ‘I confess my transgressions to Adonai,’ and You forgave the guilt of my sin.” (TLV)
––Psalm 32:5
With the fall break coming next week, we thought we would try to make your trip one to remember! Here is a list of our favorite travel tips with Children. 

7 Traveling Tips With Children:
1- Put post its on your dashboard for every hour of your trip. As the hour passes, remove one. Your kids will stay excited!
2- Window clings are easy entertainment for kids for the car and plane! If they are sitting close to the windows, they will stay entertained for a while. You can also grab these from the dollar tree!
3- Audio books are a great way to keep your children focused on something else. It is also a wonderful  entertainment  for the children that are prone to motion sickness. 
4- Don’t forget your first aid kits, wipes, hand sanitizer, or paper towels!
5- Have a clip on a car visor for each child. If the child doesn’t behave take their clip down. The goal is to keep the clips on the visor by the time you reach your next rest stop. If they are still up, give the kiddos a special treat!
6- Pack their favorite snacks. It will keep them busy and hold them over until you are ready to stop for food.
7- Plan your stops! Downloading apps such as RoadAhead Highway Exit Finder, makes it easier to find just the right rest stops for you and your family. You can even find the ones that have playgrounds for the kids to get their energy out!

Have fun, make good memories, and be safe!
#encompassministries
Wow! It is already the middle of September! With that being said, the holidays are right around the corner. 
During these uncertain times and the upcoming holiday season, Give the Gift of Food. 
Now is the time to start preparing. 
If you, your church, neighborhood, or business is interested in hosting a food drive, give us a call or e-mail us today for more information.
770-591-4707
admin@encompassministriesinc.org

#encompassministries #givethegiftoffood #fooddrives
Reminder:
Bethesdas Mobile Unit is coming back this Friday, September 17th from 10:00am-2:00pm.
Free Healthcare!
Free Food!
Free School Supplies!

#encompassministries #bethesdamobileunit
Thank you Episcopal Church of the Annunciation for the amazing food drive! We are so grateful for your prayers and continued support!
Cherokee County National Day of Prayer
20th Anniversary of 9/11
Prayer and Worship Service for Our Nation.

New Life Church on Sunday, September 12th. 
154 Lakeside Drive
Canton, Ga 30115

Service will be held in person as well as Live Streaming on Facebook! You can find the live stream on New Life Churchs Facebook page.
Bethesdas Mobile Unit is coming back to Encompass Ministries!
September 17th, from 10:00am-2:00pm.
Free Food!
Free Healthcare!
Free School Supplies!
*No Appointments Necessary!
*No COVID Services available.
We are so thrilled to have the opportunity and the supplies to bless others in our community.

#encompass #community
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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

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Rain or shine, Bethesda Mobile Clinic and Encompass Ministries is here! 

If anyone is in need of Food or Free Healthcare you don’t want to miss it! 

Today, (Friday) September 17th, 
10:00am- 2:00pm 
At Encompass Ministries 

We are all prepping for this awesome day. Come on down! 

You can help by sharing this post!
Top 10 Most Needed Items:

1. Hamburger / Tuna Helpers
2. Pasta/Rice Sides
3. Boxed Milk
4. Cereal
5. All purpose flour / Jiffy Muffin Mixes
6. Beef Soups
7. Canned Beef
8. Ketchup
9. Canned Pumpkin
10. Peanut Butter / Jelly (In plastic containers)

Special Need: Gas Gift Cards (Increments of $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/Image attachment
Repentance and forgiveness usher in a renewed relationship with God. This is Yom Kippur’s hope.

“Then I acknowledged my sin to You and did not hide my iniquity. I said: ‘I confess my transgressions to Adonai,’ and You forgave the guilt of my sin.” (TLV)
––Psalm 32:5
With the fall break coming next week, we thought we would try to make your trip one to remember! Here is a list of our favorite travel tips with Children. 

7 Traveling Tips With Children:
1- Put post its on your dashboard for every hour of your trip. As the hour passes, remove one. Your kids will stay excited!
2- Window clings are easy entertainment for kids for the car and plane! If they are sitting close to the windows, they will stay entertained for a while. You can also grab these from the dollar tree!
3- Audio books are a great way to keep your children focused on something else. It is also a wonderful  entertainment  for the children that are prone to motion sickness. 
4- Don’t forget your first aid kits, wipes, hand sanitizer, or paper towels!
5- Have a clip on a car visor for each child. If the child doesn’t behave take their clip down. The goal is to keep the clips on the visor by the time you reach your next rest stop. If they are still up, give the kiddos a special treat!
6- Pack their favorite snacks. It will keep them busy and hold them over until you are ready to stop for food.
7- Plan your stops! Downloading apps such as RoadAhead Highway Exit Finder, makes it easier to find just the right rest stops for you and your family. You can even find the ones that have playgrounds for the kids to get their energy out!

Have fun, make good memories, and be safe!
#encompassministries
Wow! It is already the middle of September! With that being said, the holidays are right around the corner. 
During these uncertain times and the upcoming holiday season, Give the Gift of Food. 
Now is the time to start preparing. 
If you, your church, neighborhood, or business is interested in hosting a food drive, give us a call or e-mail us today for more information.
770-591-4707
admin@encompassministriesinc.org

#encompassministries #givethegiftoffood #fooddrives
Reminder:
Bethesdas Mobile Unit is coming back this Friday, September 17th from 10:00am-2:00pm.
Free Healthcare!
Free Food!
Free School Supplies!

#encompassministries #bethesdamobileunit
Thank you Episcopal Church of the Annunciation for the amazing food drive! We are so grateful for your prayers and continued support!
Cherokee County National Day of Prayer
20th Anniversary of 9/11
Prayer and Worship Service for Our Nation.

New Life Church on Sunday, September 12th. 
154 Lakeside Drive
Canton, Ga 30115

Service will be held in person as well as Live Streaming on Facebook! You can find the live stream on New Life Churchs Facebook page.
Bethesdas Mobile Unit is coming back to Encompass Ministries!
September 17th, from 10:00am-2:00pm.
Free Food!
Free Healthcare!
Free School Supplies!
*No Appointments Necessary!
*No COVID Services available.
We are so thrilled to have the opportunity and the supplies to bless others in our community.

#encompass #community
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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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