“We can sit back in our pews or in our small group studies and talk about how much we love our community, but what are we doing to show that we love our community?”
This is the question Pastor Luke Haidle has asked his congregation. Truly, it is more of a challenge than a question. In response to this call to action, the Henderson MB Church is planning a “Sunday of Service” in lieu of their regular worship service on April 30.
Church members and volunteers will meet at the church in their work clothes ready to engage in service activities in the community, school, and the church from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The plan includes a variety of tasks suited for all ages. Representatives from the MB Church have been in contact with Sadie Houck, elementary principal at Heartland Community School, and with Connie Brown at the city office to identify areas of need. Other volunteers will be doing sewing projects for MCC school bags.
It will be an opportunity for everyone to be involved and use their individual skills for the good of others and the community as a whole. The MB Church would like to make this an annual event and invites all community members to participate. If anyone in the community would like to take part in Service Sunday projects, all are welcome to meet at the church at 9:15 a.m.
This initiative is part of a larger commitment that MB Church has made to being more engaged in the community. Last year, they rolled out a new vision statement to better define the course the church wants to take in 2017 and beyond. Part of this vision statement includes “Transforming Communities” as a key focus in the future direction of the church.
After service activities are finished at 11:30 a.m., there will be a Waffle Feed Fundraiser at the MB Church in the Family Center until 1:00 p.m with a free-will offering to support a team traveling from the MB Church this June to hold a Vacation Bible School in conjunction with Jason & Nicole Quiring and the Greenhouse church plant in Saratoga, Utah. This event is also open to the public.
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