Local Outreach

The vision of our Local Outreach Ministry is to share the love of God by serving Lancaster County.  We connect to local ministries to combat poverty, homelessness, addictions, sexual identity issues, and abortion.

If you would like to get involved or for more information please contact us.

Tracy Coles
Local Outreach Pastor

Join Our Team

Would you like to Join a Team with Local Outreach? We have several opportunities for you to engage with others. Just visit to page to join.


Petra Food Bank

The Petra Food Bank operates out of the Petra Food Bank at 548 Ranck Rd, New Holland, PA. The Food Bank is open to those needing assistance from the Elanco School District or the Petra congregation. The Food Bank is open the 2nd Wednesday (3 - 8 p.m. ) and 2nd Thursday (5 - 8 p.m.) of each month. For more information, please contact the church office at 717-354-5394.

Food Bank Hours of Service

The second Wednesday of the month from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Petra Food Bank. Families with last names starting with the letters A—M will be served as follows:

3 p.m. – A & B  |  4 p.m. – C & D  |  5 p.m. – E, F, & G  | 
6 p.m. – H, I, & J  | 7 p.m. – K, L, & M

The Thursday after the second Wednesday of the month from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Petra Food Bank. Families with last names starting with the letters N—Z will be served as follows:

5 p.m. – N & O  |  6 p.m. – P, Q, R, & S  |  7 p.m. – T thru Z


Food Bank brochure

Mike Steffy
Food Bank Director

Our mission is to provide the opportunity for neighbors to grow their own healthy food in a safe and friendly environment.

Anyone from the community, who is interested in planting and maintaining a garden of their own, is welcome to apply for a garden plot.

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Beyond Our Walls

Align Ministries www.alignministries.org — 717-274-5128

CrossNet Ministries —  — 717-355-2454

Father's Heart Ministries Ken Reinford —

Fellowship of Christian Athletes — www.fca.org

Good Samaritan Women's Shelter — www.goodsamservices.org— 717-733-3395

Harvest Time Ministry — (Fresh produce outreach, summer only) — Ken Covelens — 

New Holland Released Time — Deb Reimers -

North Star Initiative  www.northstarinitiative.org

Petra Food Bank — Mike Steffy —

Revelation of Freedom Ministries (ROFM)www.rofm.org

Seeds for Hope Community Gardens — Chick Coles —

Support for Prison Ministries www.supportforprisonministries.org

Tel Hai Camp — www.telhaicamp.org — 610-273-3969

The Potter's House — www.transitiontocommunity.com

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