||EC Worship Center
||3rd Saturday of every month unless otherwise noted
We are a ministry within the Open Door Presbyterian Church community formed in 2007 to meet the needs of the poor in Herndon and the larger Northern Virginia area. Our ministry spans the Korean congregation and the English congregation, as we work together to serve the needy.
We operate a food bank once a month where needy members of the community can receive free food, diapers, clothes, and other household goods. The food is obtained at discount from Capital Area Food Bank, and many of the other items are donated by church members. Throughout the year, we also operate seasonal events such as a school supply drive, a Thanksgiving luncheon, and a Christmas toy drive.
Manna Community Care Day meets on the third Saturday
of every month. On a few occasions, the date is changed due to holidays or other events occurring at the church.
Throughout the Old and New Testaments, God calls the church to care for the poor and the needy. As Timothy Keller writes in his book Ministries of Mercy, mercy towards the poor is not optional. It is a test – a test of the genuineness of our faith and love toward God.
"If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3: 17-18
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me . . . I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25: 35, 36, 40