Last Thanksgiving, “How To Be Rich” was the title of Pastor Tom Allen’s new sermon series at Crosspoint Church. Quickly Crosspoint Church understood this was not a “get rich” series, but a series on understanding how rich we really are in time and money. Pastor Tom challenged Crosspoint to meet 3 challenges: Adopt 100 families for Christmas, give away $20,000 dollars to an organization doing great things, and 4,000 hours of service. This led to more than 80 volunteers along with their families to come to the Pearland Neighborhood Center for a full day of service. A day of rigorous work sorting thousands of pounds of food, bagging hundreds of toys going out to Pearland families, tackling building issues and cleaning out pods were among the days work at the Center. Crosspoint also presented Pearland Neighborhood Center with a check for over $31,000 dollars and adopted 116 families through the center for Christmas.
“The Crosspoint Church donation came in at the close of 2014 and is the reason PNC’s able to have a new professional brochure and offer better benefits to our staff,” exclaims Naomi. “Being good stewards of generous people has always been the goal of the Pearland Neighborhood Center!”
“The Pearland Neighborhood Center was the perfect organization to partner with and teach people how to utilize their riches for others,” says Pastor Tom Allen.
Combining efforts of local churches, individuals, businesses, schools along with the City of Pearland, United Way and a volunteer Board of Directors, the Pearland Neighborhood Center can continue it’s mission, which is “to provide a foundation of effective services and responsive programs to facilitate the development of individuals and families.”
In 1987, founder of the Pearland Neighborhood Center, Fran Coppinger, gathered a group of friends to brighten up the old city hall of Pearland to become a place for United Way services to be given in the Pearland area. PNC services now include a food pantry, baby pantry, grants, ‘toys for tots’ program, United Way emergency assistance, quarterly food fairs, information and referral, Share YOUR Holidays, job search assistance, utilities and rent through CDGB and countless ways to volunteer.
For information check out their website or call 281-485-1987. Become a volunteer and participate in Pearland’s only multi-service center and the many activities year round.