Care-A-Van https://www.thebatavian.com/ en https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png Care-A-Van https://www.thebatavian.com/ Local Matters © 2008-2023 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Fri, 12 Jul 2024 18:55:15 -0400 https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png Mon, 02 Jul 2018 16:52:00 -0400 Christian music will be featured entertainment at 'Faith at the Fair' July 17 -- bring kids and bicycles! https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/christian-music-will-be-featured-entertainment-at-faith-at-the-fair-july-17-bring-kids Press release:

The second Annual Faith at the Fair event will held at the Genesee County Fair from 4 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17.

This will be an evening of Spirit filled music.

Admission to this event and the Fair itself is free. Parking is $5 per vehicle.

Featured will be area musicians and worship teams.   Taking the stage at 4 p.m. will be Salt Of Earth, followed by In The HouseJonathan and JonathanHigh Point Worship Band, Dave Holnbeck and Friends.   Buffalo-based contemporary gospel group, New Season will close the evening.   Sign-language interpreters will be signing between and during performances, and Pastor Tim Young will deliver a message.   Local churches and ministries will be represented along with R2R youth ministry and Care-A-Van.   R2R is a bicycle ministry that will be on hand to do safety checks, minor bike repairs and tune-ups. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids and bikes. R2R will also be announcing 2018 Youth Camp "Building Bridges."   This is an all ages and family friendly event. ]]>
https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/christian-music-will-be-featured-entertainment-at-faith-at-the-fair-july-17-bring-kids#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/christian-music-will-be-featured-entertainment-at-faith-at-the-fair-july-17-bring-kids Jul 2, 2018, 4:52pm Care-A-Van Christian music will be featured entertainment at 'Faith at the Fair' July 17 -- bring kids and bicycles! Billie Owens <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p>The second Annual<strong>&nbsp;Faith at the Fair</strong>&nbsp;event will held <strong>at the Genesee County Fair from 4 to 10 p.m. on&nbsp;Tuesday, July 17</strong>.</p> <p>This will be&nbsp;an evening of Spirit filled music.</p> <p>Admission to this event and the Fair itself&nbsp;is free. Parking is $5 per vehicle.</p> Featured will
Photos: Care-A-Van celebrates Christmas with residents of Washington Towers https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/photos-care-a-van-celebrates-christmas-with-residents-of-washington-towers/502294

This Christmas season, as in previous years, Paul and Bridget Ohlson and the rest of the folks with Care-A-Van ministeries are serving the elderly community in Batavia to help ensure they do not feel forgotten.

The ministries have prepared more than 400 gift bags and last night 74 of them were delivered to residents at Washington Towers, along with cookies and coffee and a short concert of Christmas carols. Care-A-Van will also visit 400 Towers and several local residents at their homes.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/photos-care-a-van-celebrates-christmas-with-residents-of-washington-towers/502294#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/photos-care-a-van-celebrates-christmas-with-residents-of-washington-towers/502294 Dec 20, 2017, 10:58am Care-A-Van Photos: Care-A-Van celebrates Christmas with residents of Washington Towers Howard Owens <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/users/60/2017-12/christmasbagswatowers2017.jpg" width="460" height="307"> </div> </div> </p> <p>This Christmas season, as in previous years, Paul and Bridget&nbsp;Ohlson and the rest of the folks with Care-A-Van ministeries are serving the elderly community in Batavia to help ensure they do not feel forgotten.</p> <p>The ministries have prepared more than 400 gift bags and last night 74 of them were</p>
FoodLink Mobile Food Pantry https://www.thebatavian.com/events/foodlink-mobile-food-pantry/81932 Care-A-Van Ministries is partnering with FoodLink of Rochester and St. Paul Lutheran Church to host a mobile food pantry.

The exact food items available are not known, but fresh produce is usually available.

The Mobile Food Pantry is available to Genesee County residents only; there is no income verification required, but you must be 18 years old to pick up food from the pantry.

Please provide your own bags/cart/vehicle to transport items to your home.

ALL EVENTS ARE OUTDOORS

For more information you can contact Care-A-Van Ministries at 343-0328 or contact us through our Facebook site.

Food is provided on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/events/foodlink-mobile-food-pantry/81932#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/events/foodlink-mobile-food-pantry/81932 Sep 29, 2015, 12:36pm Care-A-Van FoodLink Mobile Food Pantry LindenLiving <p>Care-A-Van Ministries is partnering with FoodLink of Rochester and St. Paul Lutheran Church to host a mobile food pantry. </p> <p>The exact food items available are not known, but fresh produce is usually available.</p> <p>The Mobile Food Pantry is available to Genesee County residents only; there is no income verification required</p>
FoodLink Mobile Food Pantry https://www.thebatavian.com/events/foodlink-mobile-food-pantry/46915 FOODLINK MOBILE FOOD PANTRY

March 27th, 2015

5 pm – 7 pm

YWCA/Living Waters Apostolic

301 North Street, Batavia

Care-A-Van Ministries is partnering with FoodLink of Rochester and the YWCA/Living Waters Apostolic Ministry to host mobile food pantry events in the Batavia community. The exact food items available are not known, but freshproduce is usually available. The Mobile Food Pantry is available to Genesee County residents only; there is no income verification required, but you must be 18 years old to pick up food from the pantry. Please provide your own bags/cart/vehicle to transport items to your home.

ALL EVENTS ARE OUTDOORS

For more information you can contact Care-A-Van Ministries at 343-0328, visit our website at cavministries.org or, contact us through our Facebook site.

Food is provided on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/events/foodlink-mobile-food-pantry/46915#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/events/foodlink-mobile-food-pantry/46915 Mar 5, 2015, 4:05pm Care-A-Van FoodLink Mobile Food Pantry LindenLiving <p>FOODLINK MOBILE FOOD PANTRY</p> <p>March 27th, 2015</p> <p>5 pm – 7 pm</p> <p>YWCA/Living Waters Apostolic</p> <p>301 North Street, Batavia</p> <p>Care-A-Van Ministries is partnering with FoodLink of Rochester and the YWCA/Living Waters Apostolic Ministry to host mobile food pantry events in the Batavia community. The exact food items available are not</p>
FoodLink Mobile Food Pantry https://www.thebatavian.com/events/foodlink-mobile-food-pantry/45882 January 14th, 2015    5pm – 7pm

Care-A-Van Ministries 309 West Main Street, Batavia NY

(parking lot directly behind DirecTV and next door to Discovery Chapel)

Care-A-Van Ministries is partnering with FoodLink of Rochester to host a mobile food pantry. The exact food items available are not known, but freshproduce will be available. The Mobile Food Pantry is available to Genesee County residents only. There is no income verification required, but you must be 18 years old to pick up food from the pantry. Please provide your own bags/cart/vehicle to transport items to your home. Food products are served on a first come, first serve basis until all food products have been distributed. For more information you can call Care-A-Van Ministries at 343-0328

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https://www.thebatavian.com/events/foodlink-mobile-food-pantry/45882#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/events/foodlink-mobile-food-pantry/45882 Dec 18, 2014, 12:51pm Care-A-Van FoodLink Mobile Food Pantry LindenLiving <p>January 14th, 2015&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5pm – 7pm</p> <p>Care-A-Van Ministries 309 West Main Street, Batavia NY</p> <p>(parking lot directly behind DirecTV and next door to Discovery Chapel)</p> <p>Care-A-Van Ministries is partnering with FoodLink of Rochester to host a mobile food pantry. The exact food items available are not known, but freshproduce will</p>
Care-A-Van 2014 Free Community Cookouts https://www.thebatavian.com/lindenliving/care-van-2014-free-community-cookouts/45208 Care-A-Van Ministries, Inc., a community-based street ministry, has just ended its 2014 cookout season at Austin Park.

These free cookouts were held every Thursday night from May 15th until September 18th and encompassed nineteen cookouts and totaled 6,426 free meals served during the summer. The number of free meals served this year increased substantially over 2013 when 4,936 meals were served. These meals, funded by the generous donations of the supporters of Care-A-Van Ministries, helped feed many children, families, and individuals throughout the summer.

Each week a different Pastor from a local church delivered an inspirational and encouraging message of hope and salvation from the Word of God. These messages were a blessing to those attending and many were able to receive prayer and spiritual support from these pastors and the various church/ministry organizations present at Austin Park.

Also in attendance during these cookouts were The Salvation Army, Living Waters Apostolic Ministry, Eagles Fountain Fellowship, United Methodist Church, Smoke Free NOW, Syd’s Characters, Total Freedom, PC Publications, MSCF, Elba Baptist Soccer, SNAP, Ride2Recovery Ministries, the Mental Health Association, GCASA , Truth Ministries, Fidelis Care, and the YMCA who generously provided a bounce house at the cookouts.

The Care-A-Van Band, composed of community members and members of a variety of church worship teams, performed classic and contemporary worship songs and melodies; additionally, the cookouts were also blessed to have local worship teams and musicians stop by and lend their musical talents to these events.

Volunteers from different churches and individuals from the community supported the cookouts by providing invaluable manpower to staff the food tables, grills, and assisted in the setup and teardown at these events.

The ministry wishes to thank the City Council and City Manager Jay Molino for supporting our cookouts at Austin Park and the work of the ministry in the community as a whole. We would also like to thank the City of Batavia Fire Department whose firefighters were always friendly and helpful during their weekly inspections; the City of Batavia Police Department officers whose professional attitude is a testament to their department; and the City of Batavia Building and Grounds department who always ensured that the pavilion, bathrooms, and gates were ready for our use.

Together we can make a difference in our City and the ministry looks forward to the 2015 cookout season and hopes that everyone had an opportunity to stop by this summer.

Care-A-Van Ministries continues to be out in the community every Thursday night during the winter in different neighborhoods of Batavia with our bus ministry; on Saturday mornings with our prayer, food, and clothing distributions; and Monday through Thursday mornings with our bus prayer and encouragement ministry. Stop by to see us if you are in need or would like to see the ministry in action!!!!

For more information on Care-A-Van Ministries, please visit our website at www.cavministries.org or visit us on Facebook.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/lindenliving/care-van-2014-free-community-cookouts/45208#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/lindenliving/care-van-2014-free-community-cookouts/45208 Oct 23, 2014, 11:36am Care-A-Van Care-A-Van 2014 Free Community Cookouts LindenLiving <p>Care-A-Van Ministries, Inc., a community-based street ministry, has just ended its 2014 cookout season at Austin Park.</p> <p>These free cookouts were held every Thursday night from May 15th until September 18th and encompassed nineteen cookouts and totaled 6,426 free meals served during the summer. The number of free meals served</p>
FoodLink Mobile Food Pantry https://www.thebatavian.com/events/foodlink-mobile-food-pantry/45015 https://www.thebatavian.com/events/foodlink-mobile-food-pantry/45015#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/events/foodlink-mobile-food-pantry/45015 Oct 8, 2014, 7:21pm Care-A-Van FoodLink Mobile Food Pantry LindenLiving MOBILE FOOD PANTRY October 22nd 2014 5 pm – 7pm St. Paul Lutheran Church 31 Washington Avenue, Batavia NY 14020 Care-A-Van Ministries is partnering with St. Paul Lutheran Church and FoodLink of Rochester to host a mobile food pantry. The exact food items available are not known, but fresh produce FoodLink Mobile Food Pantry https://www.thebatavian.com/events/foodlink-mobile-food-pantry/44255 https://www.thebatavian.com/events/foodlink-mobile-food-pantry/44255#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/events/foodlink-mobile-food-pantry/44255 Aug 19, 2014, 6:23pm Care-A-Van FoodLink Mobile Food Pantry LindenLiving YWCA/Living Waters Apostolic Ministry 301 North Street, Batavia NY Care-A-Van Ministries is partnering with FoodLink of Rochester, the YWCA, and Living Waters Apostolic Ministry to host a mobile food pantry. The exact food items available are not known, but fresh produce will be available. The Mobile Food Pantry is available 10th ANNUAL EASTER CELEBRATION DINNER- FREE FOR ALL https://www.thebatavian.com/blogs/robin-walters/10th-annual-easter-celebration-dinner-free-all/14336 You are all invited to the Care-A-Van Ministries 10th Annual Easter Celebration Dinner.

The dinner is being held Easter Sunday, April 4th from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM. It will be held at the Assembly of God Church at 24 North Spruce Street, Batavia. 

There is no charge. Please call Paul and Bridget at 585-343-0328 for reservations.

Last year Care-A-Van served over 90 Easter dinners! I hear the chocolate fountain is out of this world!

Also, All are invited to come and be a part of the Care-A-Van family as they celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the 10:30 AM Easter Sunday Service. Rides are available.

God Cares and So Do We!

Also if anyone is interested in helping with with the dinner, please give Care-A-Van a call at 585-343-0328

Have a Very Blessed Easter!

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https://www.thebatavian.com/blogs/robin-walters/10th-annual-easter-celebration-dinner-free-all/14336#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/blogs/robin-walters/10th-annual-easter-celebration-dinner-free-all/14336 Mar 30, 2010, 11:10pm Care-A-Van 10th ANNUAL EASTER CELEBRATION DINNER- FREE FOR ALL Robin Walters <p>You are all invited to the Care-A-Van Ministries 10th Annual Easter Celebration Dinner.</p> <p>The dinner is being held Easter Sunday, April 4th from 2:00 PM&nbsp;until 4:00 PM. It will be held at the Assembly of God Church at 24 North Spruce Street, Batavia.&nbsp;</p> <p>There is no charge. Please call Paul</p>
Rain Chases Care-A-Van Inside to the Towers https://www.thebatavian.com/blogs/robin-walters/rain-chases-care-van-inside-towers/8173 Ok, remember I wrote that we go forth rain and shine, so we headed out to the Towers for our picnic tonight. We started setting up outside, but sure enough we got chased inside. They have a wonderful community room. We were so busy, but I did get a chance to get some pictures. Bea, I felt bad that I did not get an opportunity to visit more with you! It was so great meeting you!  A special thanks from Care-A-Van to you, the council, and the residents for giving us the opportunity to share of God's love with all of you!

THE FOLKS CHECKING OUT THE GOODIES

PAUL, FOUNDER OF CARE-A-VAN SERVING THE FOLKS

BRIDGET AND RICK TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO VISIT

THE BAND WAS JUST AWESOME! I TELL YOU PASTOR CHARLE WAS AMAZING ON THE KEYBOARD, AND THE LADIES SANG THEIR SOULS OUT!

WHAT WOULD A CARE-A-VAN PICNIC BE WITHOUT ICE CREAM!

WE ALWAYS GATHER AFTER EACH EVENT, TO GIVE THANKS AND PRAY FOR AN ANOTHER BLESSED EVENING.

OK, SO THERE ALWAYS HAS TO BE ONE HIPPY IN THE CROWD! BUT YES PEACE WAS BROUGHT TO MANY AS WE GOT TO SHARE WITH FOOD, MUSIC AND PRAYER

As we were busy inside the guys were busy cooking outside. We even had the opporutunity to feed one family that was walking down the street. We had both the bus and the van there this evening. The family climbed on board to get out of the rain and see the bus. The kids always love PJ and his treats he finds for them! We offered prayer to this family and they readily accepted it and needed it. God is good!

We will be going back to 400 Towers Sunday afternoon  at 4:30 for street church. All are welcome to join us !

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https://www.thebatavian.com/blogs/robin-walters/rain-chases-care-van-inside-towers/8173#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/blogs/robin-walters/rain-chases-care-van-inside-towers/8173 Jul 29, 2009, 10:32pm Care-A-Van Rain Chases Care-A-Van Inside to the Towers Robin Walters <p>Ok, remember I&nbsp;wrote that we go forth rain and shine, so we headed out to the Towers for our picnic tonight. We started setting up outside, but sure enough we got chased inside. They have a wonderful community room. We were so busy, but I did get a chance to</p>