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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