RISE & Shine

Bring a hygiene item to worship on August 11

Please bring a hygiene item to worship on Sunday August 11 to support God's Dream in Staunton. The new faith community in Staunton is collecting hygiene items that will be distributed in local schools. During an event at Gypsy Hill Park on August 24 called EMBARK the Park, children will participate in art, music, theater, and play stations and also have the opportunity to pack the hygiene kits.

For this event, we need:

  • toothpaste
  • toothbrushes
  • deodorant
  • bars of soap
  • shampoo
  • new socks

Click here to learn more about EMBARK the Park!

A Royal Baby Shower!


To celebrate the arrival of the third-in-line to the British throne, we're throwing a Royal Baby Shower all week long … and we need your help! 

Our RISE & Shine stock is running very low, so to honor the birth of William and Kate's baby boy, pick up some hygiene items this week and bring them with you to worship on Sunday or drop them by the RISE Mission House. Our biggest needs are:

  • Toilet paper
  • Diapers (sizes 1, 2 and 4)
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Pads
  • Powdered laundry detergent
  • Ziplock bags (gallon and sandwich)

RISE & Shine Drive | June 29

In order to help restock our supplies for RISE & Shine, we will be hosting a RISE & Shine Drive on Saturday June 29 from 10 am until noon at Kroger & Red Front Supermarket. Volunteers are needed to help collect items in front of the stores and ask people for donations. (We also need shoppers!) If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Varsha Thomas at varshathomas91@gmail.com.