It’s LOVE Weekend for you, Matthews – and there are still a few opportunities to get involved. Let’s go SURROUND our cities with the love of Jesus!
Christine Caine inspired us this weekend to enlarge our view of God as we grow, give, and serve.
What a perfect message to launch us into LOVE Weekend Matthews. There are 14 opportunities to serve, starting Thursday. Here are a few of our favorites!
SPACE TO LEARN – One7 leaders work to come alongside inner-city youth and share God’s love with students and families from all over the world. If you’ve never visited this East Charlotte ministry before, this is a great opportunity. We’ll work together to sand and stain picnic tables.
FEEDING FRENZY – Project 658 is offering the perfect Thanksgiving service opportunity for eGroups and eTeams wanting to get together over the holiday. Volunteers can set up, help serve the meal, or tear down. For some of these refugee neighbors, it will be their first American Thanksgiving experience.
IMPROVE THE ATMOSPHERE – Join us as we serve on the beautiful grounds of Angelic Riders Therapeutic Horse Farm. Together we’ll tackle some cleaning, staining, and landscaping work. These friends are dedicated to helping children thrive through disabilities. Family friendly.
SWING WITH SENIORS – Blessed Assurance has quickly become a Matthews Campus favorite. In 2014 we added this outreach partner to help us focus in on meeting the needs of seniors in our community. Volunteer Jim Whaley says it’s a true gift to spend time with his new friends there. We’ve got two upcoming opportunities at Blessed Assurance.
See our EVENTS page to sign up and learn more.
Dana Patterson and her children – supported and encouraged by eGroups, eTeams, Pastor Steven’s sermons and Elevation Worship – to move through her husband’s cancer death.
Donald Davis-Stanfield – healed of debilitating pain and fear through eTeams, eKidz, Pastor Steven’s sermons, prayer, and our outreach partner Matthews Free Medical Clinic – to receive medical care he could afford.
Chuck Allen – transitioning from eight years living on the streets through our outreach partner Urban Ministry Center and RunningWorks - he ran Saturday in the Thunder Road Marathon and is working his way through the process of getting section 8 housing.
And we are 17 days through praying Psalm 91 for 91 days with Young Life Africa to bring an end to Ebola. The state of emergency has been lifted in Monrovia, Liberia – and though this is cause for celebration – we can’t stop praying and encouraging our friends in West Africa. A new ebola cluster was just identified in Mali, at a clinic that treats U.N. Peacekeepers.
I’m grateful for the leadership of our church, and the opportunities we have to reach people for Jesus every day. Don’t miss out. Elevation Matthews, it’s your turn. LOVE Weekend is coming up for you. Check our EVENTS site for details and we’ll have a wrap up of our favorite events tomorrow here on the blog.
We’ve got 43 opportunities available on the EVENTS site for you to find your EVERYDAY BRAVE. It’s LOVE Weekend for Elevation Gaston tomorrow, and next weekend it’s Elevation Matthews’ turn.
More events are being added weekly as we celebrate God’s faithfulness in our lives through service this holiday season.
Click on the link below to get signed up!