If you’ve been living off the grid or have been in a coma for the past month – maybe you haven’t heard that actionchurch is gearing up for a huge service project in conjunction with our friends Servants, Inc. Unfortunately, the deadline for playing with power tools….and/or losing an appendage (if you are on Don’s crew) has passed. Home Helps has a plan for how many homeowners we can serve during the WEEK OF ACTION and how best to address those specific needs. So, if you haven’t signed up for work crew detail by now you don’t get to wear a tool belt – well – I guess you can, but that’s just weird.
BUT – that does not mean that you can’t be part of the team. One of the things I love about service opportunities of this magnitude is that there are always inventive and creative ways that you can help! I want every single one of you to be a part, in some way, of this first ever event in the life of our church. Together, with your help, we can make this happen!
SUGGESTIONS FOR SERVICE:
Work doesn’t just occur at the homeowner’s house….Servants and Logos Academy (our host facility) have plenty of opportunities for people willing to serve. Servants has a huge warehouse in Red Lion that could probably use a good sweeping/stocking/reorganizing when the event is over. And I’m sure that any time during the week Logos Academy would be more than grateful for someone willing to mop floors or scrub countertops and tables.
Cooking, crafting, baking and babies! – all the meals for all the volunteers throughout the week happen because people offer to donate food! I’ll bet you have a special recipe that is the star of any get together. Are you good at making cards (thank you, you are loved, etc) or decorating lunch bags with inspirational messages. Do you like to take pictures? Could you make the homeowner a scrapbook of the event…..or a video montage of the volunteers? Even better – we need several volunteers who might be willing to have a “play date” with a couple of actionkids during the day at our facility. Childcare is a big part of these kinds of events.
Ever heard of “being the gopher”? It’s a real thing – not just a job site joke. Sometimes the most important job is standing around waiting to …..”go for” – the tool from the toolbox. Or…..”go for” – the tape measure in the truck. Like to drive? Can you offer to be the person making the Sam’s Club run, or the person who zooms back to the warehouse for some forgotten tool?
Some of you are really, really good at interacting with people. Can you be the person that simply sits with the homeowner and listens to their stories? Can you be the person that transports the homeowner to the Friday evening meal? Can you be the person that keeps in touch with the homeowner, making sure they don’t have any further needs…..and inviting them to church?
And just as important as all of the above…..we STILL need donations! Practical items, pretty items, gift cards, etc. AND prayers. Don’t forget the prayers! With even a little bit of faith – together – we can move mountains…..or re-route plumbing!
“Your life in Christ makes you strong, and his love comforts you. You have fellowship with the Spirit, and you have kindness and compassion or one another. I urge you, then, to make me completely happy by having the same thoughts, sharing the same love, and being one in soul and mind.” Phil 2:1-2