Recent News

  • More and More

    foodbank

    The Dream Center continues to grow and expand.  This week our growth included Shonna Barlow and Everett Rutherford being trained by the East Texas Food Bank to advance our Food Program to the Senior Citizens of our community.  We are so excited to serve in this capacity.  The Dream Center will begin this program on October 1, 2014.

    We will be serving 120 needy Senior Citizens a 40 lb box of food every month.  AWESOME!

     

    LifeSource Food Assistance Program continues to grow. Since moving the program from LifeBridge Christian Center to the Dream Center we have more than doubled our food distribution. Needy families are being blessed and hope is being restored to families all across our city. Our greatest challenge is to add partners and sponsors to LifeSource to meet the demand.  If you would consider becoming a LifeSource sponsor please contact Shonna Barlow at 903.653.1740 or through email.

    Classrooms Coming Soon

    We want to give EPIC thanks to Panel Truss of Henderson, Texas for their generous donation.  Panel Truss donated all the wood for our new walls and classrooms. This is a great blessing and opportunity for us.

    This will help us to enclose the Thrift Store and build our classrooms.  This will also provide private learning space for our Living Free Meeting and other classes held at the Dream Center.  This will also give us the chance to add our Computer Center for Life-Skills learning. We are also looking for skilled laborers to help build the walls. If you would like to help us build the walls please call the Dream Center at 903-653-1740.

    IMG_1101Volunteer of the Month

    This month we want to highlight Everett Rutherford. Everett has been a volunteer at the Dream Center since the very first day.  He has served in a variety of ways and has a heart to do almost any duty.  Everett often drives our Food Truck. His driving duties means that He picks up most all of the food for the Food Assistance Program and arranges the food for distribution day at the center.

    Everett is passionate about serving others.  He also loves to see people receive food and supplies that brings them hope.  Everett has an awesome heart for community outreach and sharing his faith and hope in Christ.

    Everett works tirelessly in almost every program at the Dream Center.  Many are amazed at Everett’s ability to work like a 20 year old.  We all know that his energy comes from his passion to see people served!

    More and More

    We continue to be amazed at the awesome things happening at the Dream Center.  There is also a  variety of small groups meeting at our facility and more.

    We also have the privilege of hosting Mother’s On Missions.  Mom’s has been around for several years and has made a major impact in providing free clothing for families.  Since bringing Mom’s to the Dream Center their organization has seen an large increase in helping others.  Just last month Mom’s gave away 8,903 items of free clothing.  That is absolutely incredible!

    Allow us to give you a personal invitation to get involved at the Longview Dream Center.  Our desire is to unite the sacred with the secular.  And that means we desire to connect with churches, organizations, businesses, Pastors, and individuals.

    So, with that in mind here are several ways for you to connect!

     

    If you would like to serve at the Dream Center just click here.

    If you would like to make a donation to one of our projects or programs simply click on this then click on the Paypal link.

    We would love to have you join us for an upcoming event.

    Visit the website and check out the great opportunities!

    Please leave a comment. We would love to hear from you.

  • What’s Next?

    sixEvery day at the Dream Center is like waiting in line at Six Flags and wondering what the ride will be like. Each day brings new opportunities and fresh relationships.

    Since our last entry we have increased our food supply to LifeSource.  The East Texas Food Bank gave us an incredible opportunity to add a variety of foods.  We are now able to purchase a higher quantity of food for a reduced price.

    We also added a program for Senior’s and the Elderly of our city.  The East Texas Food Bank supplies the food and the Dream Center operates the program with our staff and volunteers.

    We do the paperwork and the elbow work and the Elderly are loved and served with a box of food.  We are extremely excited to serve in this capacity especially to the Senior’s of our community.

     

    Upgrading the facility

     

    The Dream Center is preparing to build classrooms to host a variety of classes.  A local church leader has ask to use our facility to host a small group.  We are also hosting a new class for handicapped children to be taught free music lessons.

    We see our facility being used 7 days a week.  To find out how to use our facility please call 903-653-1740 and ask for Shonna.  The facility is not for use if the cause is personal income or to make money.  The main focus of allowing our facility to be used is for enhancing our community or teaching and training life or spiritual skills.

    Building our classrooms creates a great opportunity for many in our city. Our plans are to build 250 feet of 8′ walls.  This will give private learning space for our Living Free Meeting and other classes held at the Dream Center.  A portion of this is also our Computer Center for Life-Skills learning.

    The total cost of this project is 8,000.00 dollars.  We are searching for partners and supporters for this important need. We are also looking for skilled laborers to help build the walls and achieve this goal!  You can donate through the instructions offered below.

    Our desire is to see our facility used 24/7.

    adopt

    We are also very excited about beginning our Adopt the Block Program.  This program will take us into the community on a deeper and more personal level.  We will focus on assisting the elderly, single moms, and the handicapped with home projects.

    This includes yard work and handyman projects such as building and repairing wheel chair ramps, etc. Adopt the Block begins on Saturday September 6.  If you would like to join the Adopt the Block Team you can contact us at 903-653-1740 or send us an email through the website.

    If you would like to serve at the Dream Center just click here.

    If you would like to make a donation to one of our projects or programs simply click on this then click on the Paypal link.

    We would love to have you join us for an upcoming event.

    Visit the website and check out the great opportunities!

    Please leave a comment. We would love to hear from you.

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