Tag: Local outreach

Journey to Joy Brings Healing

“I help people get over the lies they believe about themselves,” Joannie Smith-Schade says, sitting in her sunny office at Journey to Joy Ministries’ headquarters in West York. It’s a bright spring day and Smith-Schade is showing off the home that serves as a place of transformation for so many in the York area. Journey to Joy ministries exists to bring healing and […]

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Katalasso Serves the Vulnerable

For the estimated 44,000 people in York County without health insurance, a trip to the doctor can be yet another bill they cannot afford. But at Katalasso Family Health Center, each patient is seen as someone valued, unique, and made in the image of God. “If you’re human and you have need, we’re going to […]

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Moving Ministry Serves Those In Need

While Living Word assists ministries that provide tangible needs like food and housing, we also serve in ways that are a bit more surprising. Our Moving Ministry is one of those surprising ways to serve. The Moving Ministry serves those who are in financial crisis due to illness, loss of job, divorce, etc., or who […]

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YoungLives Expands Ministry During COVID

Amanda Smith of York City YoungLives was used to gathering the teen moms she serves in large groups for weekly gatherings and parties. Then, in March 2020, COVID changed much of what she does. “Ministry is still going strong,” Amanda says, “of course it looks a lot different than it used to.” Since they can […]

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An Update From Servants

“[We] try to make it easy for people to get plugged into missions,” Trent Davis, Founder/CEO of Servants says. The Servants office is bustling on a Tuesday afternoon, with volunteers sorting and folding towels and linens recently donated from a hotel. Trent and Relationships Director Marcia Meehan walk around the office, pointing out a volunteer staging area and […]

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