During this season, our church will be focusing on two strategic areas for outreach:
- Serving the aging, elderly, and widows
- Serving the marginalized
We will step into these spaces in the following ways:
First of all, we will partner with Georgetown Village. Georgetown Village was established to help our neighbors age in place by providing them with a variety of support services, educational opportunities, cultural and social programmin.
During this time, we will be serving the aging in our community by providing outside yard work assistance. We will do so in a safe and physically distant way that keeps our neighbors safe, while still loving them by providing outside mainance and landscape services.
There are many opportunities to serve each week during this time.
Go here to register and view our list of opportunities (this document will be updated often).
Over the past few months, we have been working hard to launch Collective Coffee. Bri Mckinney has been running point on this endeavor as a full-time journeymen employee with SEND Relief of the North American Mission Board. We are still working hard on this project, but we feel the need to pivot during this season to engage in more pressing needs that are directly in front of us.
With that said, we will shift our efforts right now from launching Collective Coffee to now launching a new initiative to meet immediate food needs in our community. This initiative will be called Collective Food.
We will turn the back half of our building (the bullpen) into a food ministry that will serve as a drop-off location for food donations. We will do this in a clean, safe, and secure way as we still practice physical distancing.
We will begin receiving food donations on Sunday (March 29), and we will be asking for donations everyday from 9-11am. Also, starting next Wednesday, we will begin opening Collective Food for 2-hours every single day from 9-11am. There should be no day of the week that those who need food assistance can’t get food in our community.