Shalom in the World: Osceola Community of Shalom, Osceola, Ark., United States
Osceola Community of Shalom engages the young and the elderly in the ministry of Shalom. Youth participate in basketball camps and receive school supplies. The Community of Shalom provides assistance with utilities and prescription drugs for elderly neighbors. The community garden feeds several families in the neighborhood. The “Beat the Heat” program gives fans to families who cannot afford air conditioners or the utilities to power air conditioners.
“We have tried to work with all the churches in our area to help develop programs that will meet the needs of our constituents,” said Rev. Allen Rainey, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Osceola, Ark. “Our community garden has developed some lasting relationships and brought our community closer.”
Osceola Community of Shalom
Community of Shalom Coordinator: Rev. Allen Rainey
Date posted: Feb 14, 2006