HaCoBaCare Ministries

2016: UTC and Middle Cross Baptist Church are a blessing to HaCoBaCares Ministries

This is the seventh year that UTC Housing Department has graciously allowed Doyal Bean, member of Middle Cross Baptist Church, to collect food for HaCoBaCares Ministries. As students leave at the end of the school year, they are encouraged to place non-perishable food items in 55-gallon drums located around the campus.

Thanks to all the students who donated.

Three truck loads of food were collected and delivered to HaCoBaCares by Housing employees Doyal Bean, Doug Burkhart (also a Middle Cross Baptist Church member), Kenny Catlett, Ron Hill, Daryl Hill, and Andrea Yates.

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Part of the food sent to HaCoBa Cares

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Daryl & Ron Hill unloading food

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Doug Burkhart, Andre Yates, and Kenny Catlett

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Truck load of food headed to HaCoBa Cares

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One of three truck loads of food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See previous years information below.

 

2015: UTC continues yearly food collection to support HaCoBaCare Ministries
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In 2009 when Doyal Bean, UTC Housing Department employee, joined Middle Cross Baptist Church he learned about HaCoBaCare Food Pantry Ministries, part of the Hamilton County Baptist Association. Church Deacon, N. B. Whitehead, had begun a ministry at the church to help HaCoBaCare feed the needy in the Chattanooga area.
Church members became great supporters of the ministry by purchasing non-perishable food items to donate to HaCoBaCare.

Shown (Left to right) Ron Hill, Doyal Bean, Kenny Catlett, Andrea Yates, and Daryl Hill

Shown (Left to right) Doug Burkhart, Ron Hill, Doyal Bean, Kenny Catlett, Andrea Yates, and Daryl Hill

Unfortunately, N. B. and his wife, Tootsie, moved out of town, but, N. B. was hopeful that the Middle Cross Baptist Church would continue to support HaCoBaCare. That’s when Doyal took over as the church’s representative to HaCoBaCare, delivering the food donated by church members every couple of weeks.

When Doyal was Housing Department Supervisor he saw at the end of the school year lots of food thrown away or left in dorms to be disposed of by employees.

He asked then Director Stephen Hood, if he could put out containers for the students to discard any non-perishable food items for collection to HaCoBaCare. The yearly collection continues to this day. Thanks to the current administration for continuing in assisting food collection for this worthy organization.

Back in 2013 Carling Stepniak Wilson, Administrative Services Coordinator, heard about the food collection and decided she wanted to encourage more students leaving UTC for the summer to donate their left over non-perishable foods to this cause.

Thanks, too, to Elizabeth Jordan for getting the word out about the yearly food collection by putting up posters and signs and sending out emails announcing the food collection.

In 2014 the collection amounted to three pick-up truck loads of food, the biggest collection amount total. Again this year, three pick-up truck loads of food was donated by the students.

The Housing Department staff who gathered and delivered the food included Doug Burkhart (also a member of Middle Cross Baptist Church), Kenny Catlett, Ron Hill, Daryl Hill, Andrea Yates, and, of course, Doyal.

Thanks to everyone at UTC for assisting the people of Chattanooga who so desperately need the services offered through HaCoBaCare Ministries.

Three pickup truck loads of food were taken to HaCoBaCares.

Three pickup truck loads of food were taken to HaCoBaCares.

 

HaCoBaCare Information

The HaCoBaCare food pantry ministry started in November 1991. It has expanded over the years to include computer classes, periodic health screenings and flu shot clinics. The churches provide volunteers who work in grocery disbursement. Located in the rear of the Silverdale Baptist Church – St. Elmo, HaCoBaCare is staffed totally by volunteers and is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00am until Noon. We depend on the generosity of our churches and members to provide the center with food, clothes, Christmas toys (for 766 children this year), and Bibles.

The Hamilton County Baptist Association is a self-governing voluntary association of one hundred Southern Baptist churches and missions for the purpose of missions and ministry. This voluntary relationship is evidenced in cooperative mission and ministry efforts among the churches. We are one of 1200 associations of churches throughout the Southern Baptist Convention.

The mission work our member churches do together includes English as a Second Language involving more than one hundred volunteers teaching ESL weekly in seven locations ten times weekly reaching ethnics from more than forty countries. The HaCoBaCare Ministry Center located in St. Elmo is operated by a corps of more than one hundred volunteers each month as HaCoBaCare for eight years has been the number one provider of emergency groceries to families referred by the city’s 211 help line. Churches may refer persons to this center for food and/or clothing.

The HaCoBaCare food pantry ministry started in November 1991. It has expanded over the years to include computer classes, periodic health screenings and flu shot clinics. The churches provide volunteers who work in grocery disbursement. Located in the rear of the St. Elmo Avenue Baptist Church, HaCoBaCare is staffed totally by volunteers and is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. We depend on the generosity of our churches and members to provide the center with food, clothes, Christmas toys (for 766 children this year), and Bibles.

Free training conferences, workshops and other events are planned and provided for all the churches of the association in response to the requests of the churches in the area of education, administration and missions.

The association staff can help provide leadership training for church workers locally. Helpful counsel is offered to church leaders and church staff in areas related to administrative matters such as budget planning, personnel compensation, payroll matters, legal issues and taxes.

In relation to personnel matters, counsel and training are provided upon request for search committees to enhance their efforts when looking for additional or new staff persons. Conflict resolution can be addressed. Staff termination, staff relations, job descriptions, personnel policies, business practices and other staff related matters can be addressed.

Fellowship groups of local church staff members meet monthly. Individualized consultation needs are met by the associational staff’s willing response. Training is offered related to computer use, publication needs and burnout prevention. Resume services are offered and training in church growth is provided along with other regularly scheduled training opportunities.

Joel Wood, Interim Director of Missions [(423) 280-7970], is happy to meet with you. We look forward to the opportunity to get to know your church and for you to get to know us.

You may reach us at 267-3794 or come by to visit us at 6625 Lee Highway.

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HaCoBa Cares Ministries has lost half their space at their facility. Due to lack of space, they ask that only food donations be made for a while.
HaCoBA is an acronym taken from Hamilton County Baptist Association. The word CARE is attached and reflects attentive assistance and/or treatment to those in need. Ministries signifies attention to the wants and needs of others and represents a multiplicity of services.  Hence the name HaCoBACare Ministries. HaCoBa Cares Ministries – Sustenance for Body and Soul!

 

Description:
Provides food for persons referred through United Way 211 or Baptist Association churches. Clients must call United Way 211 for referral. Volunteers operate the program in the St. Elmo area. Will give a four day supply of food and up to two complete outfits of clothing. 

HaCoBa Care Ministries, R.C. Thornbury, Director, 423-821-4724.

The Center seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of low income families living in the Chattanooga area.
The Hamilton County Baptist Association is a self-governing voluntary association of 100 Southern Baptist churches and missions for the purpose of missions and ministry. This voluntary relationship is evidenced in cooperative mission and ministry efforts among the churches. They are one of 1200 associations of churches throughout the Southern Baptist Convention.
The HaCoBACare Ministry Center located in St. Elmo at 4501 Virginia Avenue, in the rear basement of Silverdale Baptist Church – St. Elmo is operated by a corps of more than one hundred volunteers each month as HaCoBACare for eight years has been the number one provider of emergency groceries to families referred by the city’s 211 help line. Churches may refer persons to this center for food and/or clothing.
The HaCoBACare food pantry ministry started in November 1991. It has expanded over the years to include computer classes, periodic health screenings and flu shot clinics. The churches provide volunteers who work in grocery disbursement. Located in the rear of the St. Elmo Avenue Baptist Church, HaCoBACare is staffed totally by volunteers and is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. They depend on the generosity of churches and members to provide the center with food, clothes, Christmas toys (for 766 children this year), and Bibles.
Free training conferences, workshops and other events are planned and provided for all the churches of the association in response to the requests of the churches in the area of education, administration and missions.
The association staff can help provide leadership training for church workers locally. Helpful counsel is offered to church leaders and church staff in areas related to administrative matters such as budget planning, personnel compensation, payroll matters, legal issues.
In relation to personnel matters, counsel and training are provided upon request for search committees to enhance their efforts when looking for additional or new staff persons. Conflict resolution can be addressed. Staff termination, staff relations, job descriptions, personnel policies, business practices and other staff related matters can be addressed.
Fellowship groups of local church staff members meet monthlyIndividualized consultation needs are met by the associational staff’s willing response. Training is offered related to computer use, publication needs and burnout prevention. Resume services are offered and training in church growth is provided along with other regularly scheduled training opportunities.
David Myers, Director of Missions, is happy to meet with you. The staff looks forward to the opportunity to get to know your church and for you to get to know us.
You may reach them at 267-3794 or come by to visit us at 508 North Market Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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