Eighth Street Preschool: We have hosted a preschool here at the church since 1973 for children ages three until kindergarten. The goal is to offer a quality, developmentally appropriate preschool in a Christian environment. There are currently about 70 children enrolled, 20% of which receive scholarships to enable them to attend.
GIHN (Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network): IHN provides resources and temporary shelter at their site, located at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Goshen, for families and single women who find themselves without a home. Eighth Street joins with other churches and volunteers in the community to provide evening hosts a week at a time, 3-4 times a year, that share evening meals, fellowship and conversation with the guests.
Service in Mississippi: In January each year, a group of 15-20 people travel down to Meridian, Mississippi to do service with Jubilee Mennonite, a sister church. The group does projects at the church, at Pine Lake Fellowship Camp and at various other social service agencies in the area.