At the end of the message on Intentional Living (April 28), we introduced the plans and ideas for our Summer of Service. If you missed the message, take some time to listen to it here.
WHAT IS SUMMER OF SERVICE?
Summer of Service is a strategic initiative for the LBC family to display the loving-kindness of Jesus by intentionally serving our neighborhoods and communities in very practical ways. A variety of service projects will take place over select days throughout the summer in place of the regularly scheduled midweek activities. The desire is not to fill our calendars with more things to do, but rather to help us be strategic and intentional with what we do in order to love and serve our community.
HOW CAN I BE INVOLVED?
Several within our congregation are leading different ministry opportunities for the members of LBC can work together to serve our community in unique and strategic ways. You can participate in one or more of the projects throughout the summer, but we are asking each member to commit to being a part of at least one of these opportunities. The current service groups are:
- Nursing Home, Widows, and Elderly Care
- Backyard Bible Clubs
- Community Car Wash
- Crisis Pregnancy Center
- 1st Responder Outreach
- Foster Care Support
WHEN DO WE START?
- Sign-ups are on May 26th following the main morning gathering.
- Planning meetings and kick-off event will be on Wednesday, May 29th
- The official launch of these service projects will be the week of June 2-8.
While this initiative is called “Summer of Service” we pray that this kind of thinking will continue far beyond the summer. May this just be a starting point for the church family to actively, intentionally, and continually engage in loving our neighbors in real practical ways.
Will you get involved?