Pine Ridge seeks to partner with the congregation as we follow Jesus' example of offering love, help, and hope to the poor, oppressed and needy. We are called to action to faithfully and prayerfully offer support to those with physical and spiritual needs through sharing of time, talents and money in support of those in our community.
The Alan Cloud Deacon Fund
The Alan Cloud Deacon Fund is used to provide financial assistance for individuals in need throughout our surrounding community and is an organized effort to distribute these funds to best suit the needs of the community. We are a member of MAAC Link, a computerized management information system that helps service agencies manage limited resources more efficiently. Our assistance program is open Tuesday and Friday from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Hillcrest Transitional Housing
Pine Ridge sponsors an apartment for Hillcrest Transitional Housing, a program to transform and restore families, giving them a redemptive opportunity to write a second story in their lives. They are provided educational tools and skills to make necessary changes. We maintain and clean the apartment, shop and provide meals for the family, do weekly budget counseling and provide other support. We also support the Hillcrest Thrift Store through donations and volunteers.
Salvation Army Soup Kitchen
Volunteers prepare and serve lunch two times each month at the Salvation Army's "Beacon of Hope Cafe" located at 9th and Prospect. Generous donations have allowed us to keep this ministry going since November of 1986.
Food Pantry (Southern Platte Emergency Assistance Center)
Our ongoing efforts to collect food and personal care items for the Southern Platte Emergency Assistance Food Pantry have assisted this organization in putting these items in the hands and on the table of struggling families in our community. The grocery cart in the foyer is always available to accept your donations.
Prairie Point Elementary
This growing ministry pairs Pine Ridge volunteers with students from Prairie Point Elementary school in the Park Hill School District who are in need of some extra support to work one on one with them. Meeting times are based on each volunteer's schedule. Volunteers are also used in other areas of the school. View the Video
Jubilaires Music Ministry
Jubilaires is a group of talented individuals who love to sing and share their talent with northland nursing homes and retirement communities. They love the joy and smiles they bring to the residents.
Kansas City International Academy (KCIA)
We work with KCIA to distribute Harvester's backsnack food boxes to the students twice a month, usually the second and last Friday of the month. We also collect school supplies for the start of the school year and toys for their Christmas program.
Bags of Love
These special bags are lovingly filled by members of all ages, from youngest to oldest, with basic items that would benefit a homeless individual such as snack items, water, socks, gloves, toiletry items and more. We encourage members to take these filled bags and have them available to distribute to homeless individuals they may encounter in their daily walk.
Our Pine Ridge Community Garden has two plots dedicated for growing produce. The gardens are lovingly cared for by volunteers and given to the local food Pantry (SPEAC) for distribution to hungry families in our community.
Christmas Angel Tree
Each year Pine Ridge partners with a local school or other organization to assist in providing gifts for children and families that may otherwise not be able to celebrate Christmas. Last year we were able to provide gifts to 320 students at the KC International Academy.
Each year we hold drives for back to school supplies for Kansas City International Academy, coats and blankets for The Salvation Army's Project Warmth, new underwear and socks for the Park Hill Clothing Closet, and canned foods for our Thanksgiving Food Bags for Prairie Point Families.