Outreach and Missions

Ruhl's Church is a gathering of people with a passion for serving others and helping those in need. We believe that every Jesus-follower is expected to "go and make disciples" (Matthew 28:19). Through local outreach efforts, national relief teams, and international ministries, we work together to spread His love to all people.

LOCAL    OUTREACH

The people of Ruhl's Church volunteer with a variety of ministries in the local area. The church as an organization also provides support to a number of ministries as we work together to make Manheim and Lancaster County a better place for its residents. We also hold community outreach events at the church building, such as the few described below.

  • God's clothing closet

    God's Clothing Closet opens before the start of each school year.  All donated clothing items for men, women, and children are provided to shoppers free of charge.  This has become one of our most popular and impactful events, with thousand of pieces of clothing being distributed on an annual basis. This year we served a record of 660 people.


    Have clothes to donate? We accept gently used clothing all year long. Please call the church office at 717-665-3400 to make arrangements to drop off.

  • Vacation Bible School

    Each summer, the fellowship hall transforms from a gym to an environment of adventure for children ages 3 through 6th grade. Through a different theme each year, they learn about God and His creation through Bible stories and live drama, while enjoying games, a snack and craft time.

  • We have an ongoing collection for the Manheim Central Food Pantry. A shopping cart is in our lobby to place your donations. We strive to help those who are local and in need. Registered clients of the Manheim Central Food Pantry receive food, household products and personal care items once a month based on family size.

  • SVPS offers hope and help to people who are experiencing an unintended pregnancy. We have an ongoing collection for SVPS. Look for the manger in our lobby where you can place your donations of baby items, including clothing, diapers, lotions, bottles and much more to help mothers all around our area through SVPS.

  • Milagro House provides education, housing and support services for women and children who would otherwise be experiencing homelessness. Their vision is to prepare women to move from dependency to self-sufficiency. The Educational component of their program is the catalyst for women to move from dependency to independence through meaningful employment at a self-sustaining wage.

  • Clare House serves homeless women and children in a caring environment. Every day they receive calls from women who find themselves homeless as a result of abusive relationships, addiction, loss of employment or simply slipping through "the system". Clare House provides a safe place for these women and their children. A Life Skills Director provides life skills training and support for the women to help them reach their potential and become independent, self-sufficient and confident individuals.

NATIONAL OUTREACH

Throughout its history, the people of Ruhl's Church have consistently worked to help the less fortunate of our great nation. Whether providing crews for demolition and construction after devastating hurricanes, or serving the poor in remote areas, we work to impact the lives of others in the name of Jesus.

  • Relief Trips

    Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Floods.  Natural disasters wreak havoc on the lives of countless Americans each year.  Teams from Ruhl's and related organizations go where relief is needed to provide help with demolition, reconstruction, and encouragement on the ground in states impacted by violent storms.

  • Youth Mission Trips

    Many youth experience strong spiritual growth by getting out of their comfort zones and experiencing the needs of others.  A mission trip can give a new perspective and set the stage for a life of service to others who are less fortunate.

INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH -  MISSIONS

As a mission-minded church, Ruhl's seeks out opportunities to help others across the world through partnerships with international missionaries and their families, including those listed below.

  • kATE dOIRON

    gREATER eUROPE mISSION,

    bERLIN, gERMANY

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  • sIMON & jOYCE nDERITU

    cHURCH pLANTING,

    nAIROBI, kENYA

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  • vALDEZ Family

    kAIROS Ministries,

    gUATEMALA

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  • Sirish Joshua

    Shanti Sadan Ministries,

    India

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  • Bruce & Merly Bundy

    BIC World Missions

    Madrid, Spain

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