Mother’s Day Outreach for Friendship Court

In years past, as a missions outreach, Portico has hosted a Mother’s Day event for the moms at Friendship Court. This Mother’s Day we will continue our tradition, but in a different way. In lieu of an in-person event, we plan to provide “Mother’s Day Gift Boxes” for 25 amazing moms at Friendship Court. Each of the boxes will include several items to encourage, pamper, and share the gospel with the mom who receives it. This is an opportunity to show the love of Christ to our neighbors at Friendship Court, develop relationships with them, and pray for them. Perhaps the most exciting part of this outreach is that every member of Portico has the opportunity to get involved. This is a great service opportunity for Community Groups especially! We need contributions of small items for the boxes, volunteers to write notes of encouragement to a mom (a template will be provided to you by email), help assembling the boxes, as well as help with delivering the finished boxes to the Friendship Court moms.

All donations are due to Portico Church no later than May 2nd. Box assembly will take place during the following week, and deliveries will take place on May 8th (the day before Mother's Day). Please consider how you can contribute to this tangible act of love toward our neighboring moms. Click on the link for details about the items needed for the boxes, to sign up to donate items, as well as to volunteer to write notes or help with assembly and delivery.

You can email Amy Thornton with questions ([email protected]).


Cville Food Distribution

Portico is partnering with Bethel Church to help distribute boxes of food to the Charlottesville community. Our mission is to fulfill one of the basic needs of humanity, “hunger”, by supplying wholesome and nutritional food at no cost to the recipient. This Food Distribution Program supports the nutritional needs of individuals by providing wholesome food to supplement their diet, while helping stretch their food dollars. Volunteers distribute the nutritious, pre-packaged, shelf-stable boxes weekly. Each box contains nutrient-rich food, e.g. fruit and vegetables, that help improve the overall health status of individuals and families. Future items will include a variety of dairy, meats, and cheeses.

Twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, starting at 9:00am, we will meet the truck at Buford Middle School to load up the boxes and distribute them to the communities at Friendship Court, 6th Street, and Crescent Hall.

Click the link on the right to sign-up.

Email Pastor Desmond, [email protected] for more info!