Looking for a way to get involved locally? Here are some current opportunities to make a difference close to home. We've also included information about some local organizations that Third Church has partnered with.
Pella Community Food Shelf
Crossroads of Pella
The Well Resource Center
The Well Resource Center is an organization composed of individuals representing area churches, non-profits, businesses and foundations interested in more effectively ministering to those in need in the Pella area. As we work together and combine our efforts we can better address the needs that exist in our community. Through volunteers and partnerships with churches and helping agencies, we hope to be a place of encouragement and support that provides a connection to necessary resources.
CONTACT: Karen Wilkerson 641-621-0164 or Kathy TerLouw 641-628-4900 x401.
A Call To Serve Ministries of Iowa
A Call To Serve Ministries of Iowa (ACTS) connects those who need assistance with those willing to lend a hand. Through volunteering our time and talents we model God's love, build stronger Christian relationships, and promote servant leadership in our communities. ACTS Ministries utilizes short-term, local projects to provide opportunities for those interested in serving others through the work of their hands. By collecting information on our volunteer's skills and interests, we match the team members with the "right" projects.
CONTACT: Breanne Patel (641) 780-4503 or Kathy TerLouw 641-628-4900 x401.
Sprigs 'n Sprouts
Sprigs ‘n Sprouts, nonprofit farm since 2013 in Pella, operates as a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) garden where volunteers share their time and talents to grow and harvest naturally-grown, nutritious produce. We will sell shares in the garden, and customers will receive a weekly basket of whatever produce is ready for harvest that week. Customers will enjoy more than 70 varieties of herbs, vegetables (including many heirloom varieties), and melons distributed from June through September. The income from selling shares in the garden funds construction materials for the house building efforts of the Baja 201 team in La Mision, Mexico.
Sprigs ‘n Sprouts has three purposes:
1. provide weekly baskets of locally-grown, nutritious fruits and vegetables to people in the Pella area, following organic growing practices
2. community-building and development as volunteers share their time and talents to work together on the project, including growth in sustainable and healthy living
3. profits from the sale of annual “shares” in the garden fund short-term mission projects, the first of which is partnering with the Baja 201 team to build houses for families in need in La Mision, Baja California, Mexico
CONTACT: Rebecca Helland at 641-621-1160