First, Greensboro, tackles hunger and more
More than 80 members and friends at First, Greensboro, served in the congregation and community Sept. 22-23 as part of “God’s work. Our hands.” weekend. The church-wide service weekend offered several awesome projects and programs to be God’s hands and feet throughout the community. Efforts included:
Working and putting up siding for the Tiny Houses of Greensboro
Collecting, sorting and banding nearly 600 pairs of shoes for those in need (Shoes 4 All)
Making casseroles for Greensboro Urban Ministry
Writing letters and showing love for 30 homebound members
Congregational letter writing for Bread For The World to reduce hunger
Making fleece Linus blankets for area shelters
Preparing over 300 Simple Gesture bags used to collect food for local food banks
Working at the Out of The Garden Project warehouse by sorting, boxing and organizing food that will be used for those facing food insecurity
Weeding, mulching and preparing the beds of Charlie’s Garden, a garden that produces fresh produce for area programs assisting with hunger needs
Providing flu shots and health screenings at the Interactive Resource Center which assists people experiencing homelessness
The blessing of a car that will be used for a local man in need of transportation.
We celebrated our volunteers with a volunteer luncheon on Sunday before breaking into work groups. It was an amazing weekend of service and a wonderful time to promote the importance of doing God’s work with our hands!
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