Love Columbia WeekPosted: July 10, 2009
Beginning THIS SUNDAY, July 12 and running through next Saturday, July 18, we are going to show the love of Jesus to our city through acts of service and blessing.
We call it…LOVE COLUMBIA WEEK!
On Sunday, we’re doing something a little different. We’re meeting at Polo Road at our regular time of 10:30a, but we won’t stay there. We’re going to kick off LOVE COLUMBIA WEEK the right way! I can’t wait to see how God will use our people on Sunday!
Teams of people will be delivering Starbucks coffee and Krispy Kreme doughnuts each morning next week to area businesses and service agencies like fire stations, police stations, nursing homes, hospitals, etc. Right now, we’re scheduled to serve around 150 people per day!
On Wednesday night, we will love on and serve the 176 residents and numerous staff members at Life Care Center of Columbia, a nursing home less that a quarter mile from our meeting location. We asked what they needed the most…and the answer surprised us. Sing hymns! Yep, on Wednesday night, a team of AC’ers will lead a hymn service at Life Care Center! For those of us who aren’t singers, we’ll love and serve the residents during their dinner and during the service.
On Saturday, July 18, we are going to do a clean-up, prayer walk, and block party at a local trailer park that is a haven for drug dealers and has little to no gospel influence. We are praying about “adopting” this community and these people and this will be the first step towards seeing what God has for us there long term.
Next Sunday, July 19, we’ll meet at Polo Road Elementary at 10:30a to celebrate what we saw God do during the week and to share stories of how we have been impacted.
If you are interested in serving in any of these projects or interested in learning more about Awaken Church, we’d love to hear from you! Email Sam Frye (email@example.com) to volunteer for Love Columbia Week and email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info on Awaken Church.
AC’ers…let’s get ready to show our city how much we love Jesus and love Columbia!