Faith in Action Sunday is Coming!
On Father’s Day – Sunday June 16th we’re canceling all of our weekend worship services and sending our entire church out into our community to help and serve those in need. Basic premise – “Don’t just go to church – BE the church!“
I cannot wait for this day when we have a few hundred people working at a children’s home near red top mountain, doing mini-home improvement makeovers for single moms in our area, working at a Children’s Home, a Women’s Center, & more. We will also have some amazing people staying behind at the church to provide childcare for babies and toddlers from 8:15AM – 12PM.
We will mobilize a small army to head out into our community to serve in real, practical, & tangible ways. This is the model Jesus gave us – meet people’s physical needs & then the door is thrown wide open to begin meeting their spiritual needs. What a great way to demonstrate what Jesus is ALL about – by GOING, DOING, & BEING what Jesus has commanded us to.
In, addition to YOU joining us for Faith in Action Sunday – I hope that you will invite your friends, neighbors, & co-workers to come join you. Get them involved in helping others & making a difference in our community. A church doing this kind of thing does not compute for most people & blows them away. Who knows? Maybe this is the kind of thing that will resonate with those you know who are disconnected from God & His church. Maybe this will “change the way THEY think about church” & help them get connected. Give it a try!
You can sign up for a location each Sunday right outside the cafe at our Faith In Action Sign-Up Area. We will also have new Faith In Action shirts available for $5/each. You need to let us know the qty’s & sizes you want when you sign up.
Below is a list of our Faith in Action locations, as well as, a link you can click for a “project info sheet” for each location. These sheets explain the work being done, what you can bring, directions of where to go, etc. Please be sure to get the info for your location. (***After you have signed up – if you have not heard from a Project Coordinator – we may have read your email address wrong on the sign up sheet. Please email them a.s.a.p. Each project leaders email is listed on the info sheets below…
We ask that you arrive at your location no later than 8:45AM (you won’t hurt our feelings if you’re early). At 8:45AM each location will have a group meeting & prayer time before starting to work.
Flowering Branch Children’s Home – FIA – Location Info – Flowering Branch
The Women’s Extension – FIA – Location Info – Extension
Heroes 4 Heroes (Lunches for local Police & Firefighters) – FIA – Location Info – Heroes 4 Heroes
Single Widowed Mom/House Angels – FIA – Location Info – House Angels
Playground Construction at Eagle Pointe – FIA – Location Info – Eagle Pointe Playgrounds
Childcare @ Eagle Pointe – FIA – Location Info – Childcare
***AGAIN: We will offer childcare for Babies through Kindergarten children starting at 8:15AM that day – & all children must be picked up by 12:00PM.
Also, below is a video to give you an idea of what will be doing on Father’s Day!
I look forward to seeing all of you at Faith In Action Day – it is going to be an amazing day of God working in so many lives!
BTW: We do this twice a year & the next one will be at Thanksgiving time.
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