LifePath thrift store manager finds rewarding work in serving community

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Georgie Stephens has never sought after a job for the paycheck alone. She believes if she did she’d miss the most important thing about managing one of LifePath Christian Ministry’s three thrift stores.

Ultimately, it’s what drove her back to Pennsylvania after spending 23 years in Georgia: She was looking for a Christian-based job — a place where the company’s mission would align with her values. That’s when she found LifePath.

“So much about this job is rewarding,” she says. “What LifePath does for the community and people in need attracted me. Proceeds from our stores help LifePath continue and expand its services. I didn’t realize how many people need shelter, food, and clothing.” Continue reading »

Lifepath’s summer day camp ‘feels like family’ to York parents

Lifepath’s summer day camp ‘feels like family’ to York parents 3
Weekday mornings in the summertime aren’t like other mornings at the Tucker house. 

One wake-up call from Lydia Tucker, and her two children, Juelz, 12, and Justyce, 13, are up and ready. 

“It’s refreshing that your kids get up in the morning and look forward to going and having fun,” she says. 

For five weeks every summer, Juelz and Justyce join other children in swimming, playing sports, singing songs and going on field trips with the LifePath Christian Ministries summer camp, The Lighthouse.  Continue reading »

Starving for nutrients: Lifepath to Healthy Eating program helps forgotten group

Starving for nutrients: Lifepath to Healthy Eating program helps forgotten group
The gap between earning a living and supporting a family has become so broad for some families that they must make the devastating choice between putting food on the table or paying their bills. 

Teresa “Tree” Rufo, the food services director at LifePath Christians Ministries, says one out of every 10 York County residents don’t know where their next meal is coming from. About 40 to 42 percent of those people make too much to qualify for federal assistance programs like SNAP but still don’t earn enough to make healthy food accessible to their families. 

That’s why she was thrilled when her organization was approached by the York County Food Alliance, a group that shares the goal of helping this “forgotten group.”   Continue reading »

More than a soup kitchen: Church’s youth learns a lot while volunteering at LifePath

More than a soup kitchen: Church’s youth learns a lot while volunteering at LifePath 1
Volunteering at LifePath Christian Ministries was an eye-opening experience for the youth of Christ’s American Baptist Church in Spring Grove. But it was also surprising to the palate. 

“One of the things they were all surprised about was that the food was good,” says Josh Trojak, the assistant pastor at the church. “There’s a stigma that a soup kitchen doesn’t have good food, that they just make food for people who are hungry. But there’s really a care and a love for the people they serve these meals to at LifePath.”  Continue reading »

LifePath intern getting eye-opening experience into struggles of less fortunate

LifePath intern getting eye-opening experience into struggles of less fortunate
Ryan Miller fully admits his eyes have been opened in his short time as an intern with LifePath Christian Ministries.  

Part of his awakening comes from his own story.  Continue reading »