Good Samaritan is a mercy giving ministry under the stewardship of the Diaconate. It is designed to provide assistance to non-PCPC members who are facing temporary financial difficulties and is overseen by the Good Sam Committee consisting of PCPC members.
Each week two to three families come to PCPC seeking temporary financial assistance. Some months we have received as many as 22 applications. Not all are approved, but usually more than half of them qualify and receive assistance with rent, utilities, or other necessities.
With Good Sam there are many stories of rescue. Each one is unique in its own way, but the one thing they all have in common is the need for a helping hand at a given moment in time.
Key components of the Good Samaritan Ministry’s success are praying and sharing the gospel with each applicant and interviewing them carefully to better understand the applicants’ needs. Getting all the facts helps the committee determine if they meet the Good Sam criteria for assistance and ultimately for the issuance of funds. Most of the work is done by telephone, but in some instances committee members choose to meet with applicants in person.
Would you like to help? The Good Samaritan Ministry is a way you can be the hands and feet of Christ, reaching out to those in need.
For more information or to volunteer for the Good Sam Committee, please contact Julia Lawrence at [email protected] or 214-224-2750.