Mission of the Month

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MARCH MISSIONS: RESIDENTS ENCOUNTER CHRIST (REC)
www.recfl.org ~ Mary Starkey, Exec. Dir., P. 0. Box 716 Oxford, Fl 34484
Residents Encounter Christ (REC) of Florida is an inter-denominational Christian ministry that brings the Good News of God’s grace to residents of jails in Florida.
Mission Statement: Our one essential belief is that everyone in the world needs a relationship with Jesus Christ. Everything – everything else is non-essential. God has called us to help bring that essential belief to the residents of Florida jails
How does REC work? During a 3-day REC experience, a team of about 35-45 Christian men and women from different denominational backgrounds, both lay and clergy, enter a correctional facility to share three days of Christian community. Through a series of talks and group discussions, we teach priorities, goal setting, and encourage a strong faith as a way of life for their future. After the initial
REC is held at a jail, volunteers from the REC community visit the residents monthly for “gatherings” to continue to support them in their spiritual growth.

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The Rock: In partnership with Love INC (In the Name of Christ), we are supporting “The Rock” at Belleview Middle School, Belleview High School and Lake Weir High School which gives students a place to get needed clothing, food, and other items. There are many needy families in our area and this ministry helps reach some of those families and form relationships. To help keep “The Rock” stocked with items for the students, we will have an ongoing need for the items below. They can be brought to our church (container in Narthex) or Love INC’s Donation Center.
  • Cereal/Snack Bars
  • Youth Size Clothing – Youth L – Adult L
  • Shoes – All Sizes
  • Fruit Cups
  • School Supplies – Spiral Notebooks, College-Ruled Paper
  • Teen Hygiene Products – Pads, Deodorant, etc.
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