I appreciate the fact that our church does what it can to help each other out when one is faced with material needs weather that need is finances, food etc.
Is that not what being the church is about? It is more than just meeting together in a building on the street corner. We are to help, encourage and build each other up everyway we can.
With that said we are often put between a rock and a hard place when people who attend other churches come to us for help. My first thoughts are, "did you ask your church for help?" if so what was their response? and if they did not help you, you ought to seriously think about going to church elsewhere.
Feel free to share your thoughts along these lines. As we are faced with these type of decisions quite often.