Each year on Serve Day our church has impacted our community in a powerful way through hundreds of clean up and compassion projects.
2020 was a challenging year and we thought of canceling several times. However, when we saw the needs of our city and community continue to rise, almost 5x from previous years in some areas, we knew we had to do something.
After all, even with everything going on, we still believe:
- The local church is the hope of the world
- People matter to God, so they matter to us
- Our city is our responsibility
- We are better together
So our team went to work on creating the safest and most effective ways to serve. We were able to serve single moms, widows, the elderly, refugees, the homeless, and the poor. We worked with our city to clear code violations and clean up requested areas. We also served through many of our nonprofit partners to help in food pantries, clothing donation centers, and much more. We even created 10,000 meals to ship overseas and created multiple virtual projects so that people could participate from home – like a virtual baby shower for a mom who chose life. Although this year was a little different, together we still made a huge impact in our community.