Think of Marvin's NOAH ministry as a boat that keeps people afloat during a domestic, medical, transportation or emotional crisis. NOAH is a calm in the storm. NOAH stands for networking, organizing, advocacy and healing. The Missions Office works closely with PATH, the Salvation Army, St. Paul Children’s Foundation and other helping agencies in our community to find the best care for those in crisis situations.

Marvin members and others in our community have turned to this ministry in times of need. All inquiries for assistance are treated confidentially.

Sweets for the Soul

This ministry serves families of loved ones who are currently under hospice care. We bake homemade desserts once a month and deliver them to Hospice of East Texas along with cards of encouragement. Team members are also on call to bake for special needs. Join the team and serve the second Monday of each month. Contact Shannon Pogue for information.

St. Paul Children's Services

St. Paul Children’s Services is one of our highest-priority local mission efforts. This faith-based organization works hand in hand with its East Tyler neighbors to rebuild and renew community and spiritual life.

St. Paul Children's Services ministries include:

  • Dental clinic
  • Children's health clinic
  • Food pantry

Ongoing collections

Bring any of the following items to the Welcome Center at any time to help local ministries:

Used eyeglasses for which provides eye care for people in Togo, West Africa. This Christian ministry helps restore sight through cataract and pterygium surgeries, glaucoma treatments and eyeglasses. In addition, they are involved in eye-health education and Christian discipleship.

Magazines for local retirement centers.

Sample-size toiletries for St. Paul's.

Methodist Children's Home party

Bring joy to children each Christmas! Every year in December Marvin hosts a Christmas party for the Methodist Children's Home foster children. You can get involved by either helping with the party, purchasing gifts for the children or by making a monetary donation.

Missions partners

We work with many local agencies to provide assistance in East Texas, including:

  • Hiway 80 Rescue Mission
  • East Texas Cornerstone Assistance
  • Bethesda Health Clinic
  • PATH
  • Meals on Wheels
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