Helping Hand

 "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." Gal. 6:2



The women of the A.H.O.P. meet on a regular basis to fellowship and discuss matters pertaining to the needs of women in the church and in the community. The Women’s group also provides an array of services to the community, including helping women living in domestic abuse situations, child care, and giving money gifts to needy jail inmates at Christmas.



The men of the A.H.O.P. gather together for prayer every Monday evening at the home of one of the members, and men from the community are invited to join in. The men’s group also meets regularly for fellowship and Bible Study. Minister John Meade also teaches Bible Study classes at the local jail for inmates.



Since 2004, the church has provided the Lifeworks program, individual and group counseling sessions for male inmates housed at the island’s Dukes County Jail and House of Correction. Dr. Collier and Minister Meade are the co-counselors. The program focuses on behavioral and spiritual counseling. Also included in the program is a “church release” component for selected inmates to attend A.H.O.P.’s Sunday church service.



Minister Nancy Barlosky visits patients in the hospital upon patient request for prayer. She along with the Pastor also visit individuals and families in their homes for prayer.



The church regularly takes offerings and gives them to Apostolic Missionaries stationed around the world to support their mission work Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America. We also provide offerings to needy causes in the United States, including the homeless and destitute families.



As an integral part of the community, the church tries to stay informed of families in need of food and clothing and provides them directly or through another charitable island organization.