Leading the way on Valentine’s Day


14 Feb Leading the way on Valentine’s Day

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx has proclaimed February 11-19 LOVE Week across our city. In celebration, he will join Elevation Church Lead Pastor Steven Furtick to bless children and families on Valentine’s Day, February 14.

Pastor Steven and Mayor Foxx will join children in the playroom at Levine Children’s Hospital with a team from Elevation Worship to sing songs, read books, and deliver Valentine’s Day gifts supplied by Elevation volunteer, Stephanie Castles. Castles was moved to service following an extended stay at Levine when her son Jacob was seriously ill.

Last April, Pastor Steven and Mayor Foxx signed the “Orange Initiative.” It’s an Elevation Church promise to serve 100,000 hours and give $750,000 in one year to fight homelessness and hunger and improve our city for all our citizens.

LOVE Week is an audacious, collaborative initiative to unify our city in an outpouring of volunteer service. More than 40 churches will join together to beautify our parks, improve our schools, honor our police and firefighters, feed the hungry, raise awareness about homelessness, poverty, and addiction, serve the poor and improve the quality of life for neighbors of all ages, and from all walks of life.

There are opportunities to serve TODAY. If you’ve been sitting on the sidelines of LOVE Week, this is your opportunity. What better way to show our city LOVE on Valentine’s Day than to serve?

In 2012, our LOVE Week goal is to serve 50,000 volunteer hours in collaboration with 50 churches. Our hope and prayer is that this effort will inspire the citizens of Charlotte with a spirit of compassion, unity, selflessness, and service.

More than 350 events are planned and there is something for everyone.

To find out how you can be a part of this citywide initiative, join us at www.loveweekcharlotte.com.