The gospel of Jesus Christ is near and dear to our hearts. Therefore it brings us great joy as a church to declare its truth and demonstrate its effects. As a church family, we are committed to playing our part in fulfilling the great commission. We want to see the gospel proclaimed right here in the Orlando area, but also throughout the whole world as disciples are made for the glory of God (Matthew 24:14; 28:18-20).
We Are For The City
Stuff The Trailer (Drive ends on Sunday, August 30th)
This past week I was speaking to one of our community partners, Christian Help. They are an incredible organization that provides employment services to people in Seminole County. They have been very busy over the past few months. Every morning when I drive into the office I see a line of people wrapping around the corner of their building waiting to get help.
A lesser-known aspect of the care they provide is their food pantry. They generously give groceries to families that come in to help them while they are not receiving paychecks.
This past week they mentioned that they could use some non-perishable food for their pantry. They offered to place a Rubbermaid container in our lobby and was hoping that we could do our best as a church to fill it up.
Family, can we do better than a Rubbermaid container? I know we can, which is why we parked a trailer in front of the church doors!
Over the next few weeks, bring in non-perishable food items, paper towels, toilet paper, masks, and hand sanitizers. We will take all of those donations, stuff the trailer and deliver it to Christian Help! You can drop off al donations at the church building during office hours or on Sunday mornings. For any questions, please contact Shane Kohout at email@example.com
Love Your Neighbor (Covid-19 Response)
In the gospel of Mark, Jesus was asked a challenging question by a scribe of the law. He asked, what is the greatest commandment? Jesus responded, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
That leads us to a challenging question of our own: How do we love our neighbors during this crisis?
We wanted to point you towards a very practical resource. A church in England has been placing these flyers at their neighbors doors and then following through. What would it look like if you engaged your own neighbors in this way?
- Consider what you or your family could do during this time.
- Print the cards at home using the link below.
- Fill out the information and what you are willing to help with.
- Drop it off at your neighbor's doors.
- Practice safe physical distancing.
- Feel free to just write locally if you are uncomfortable giving out your address.
- Let us know your stories (by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org) as you go and love your neighbors.
Home Town Suites (Temporarily Suspended)
Our pursuit of living out Matthew 25:35-40 has lead us down the street to Home Town Suites. Every 3rd Sunday of the month a group of volunteers gather to serve a meal to the residents. But it's far more than just a meal. Members from our church are building relationships. We are engaging people in conversation, praying for them, and hopefully, over time, walking with them in life. If you have any questions about this ministry you can reach out to email@example.com
Neighbor To Neighbor (Temporarily Suspended)
Several times a year we partner with the Casselberry Police Department to care for the elderly, widows and shut-ins within our community. Through these events, we help those in need with basic lawn and housework. Many within our own community have difficulty accomplishing what a few of us could do in a single morning. Therefore, several times a year, we gather as the church and go to them. Consider joining us at our upcoming event!
Watch our online calendar for other Local Mission opportunities in the days ahead!