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.

Would you like to get involved or get more information? Then reach out to us .

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 this 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
**During this season, please feel free to come on a different time (operating hours) if it does not suit your family to come on your designated time, unless you hear otherwise. 

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 Life Ministries www.alignministries.org — 717.274.5128

CrossNet Ministries —  — 717.355.2454

ELANCO Released Time — Deb Reimers —  

Father's Heart Ministries Ken Reinford —

Fellowship of Christian Athletes www.fca.org

Good Samaritan Services (Ephrata) — www.goodsamservices.org— 717.733.3395

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


North Star Initiative www.northstarinitiative.org — 717.568.2700

Pregnancy Resources at Cornerstone (Gap)www.pregnancyresources.org — 717.442.8694

Refugee Connect — Kris Flewelling —

Revelations of Freedom Ministries (ROFM)www.rofm.org — 717.722.4673

Support for Prison Ministries www.supportforprisonministries.org — 717.859.5519

Tel Hai Camp & Retreat — www.telhaicamp.org — 610.273.3969

The Potter's House/House of Ruth— www.transitiontocommunity.com — 717.656.3222

CHURCH OFFICE | 717-354-5394



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