In the midst of all the unknowns and cancellations due to current events, it’s important to remember this challenge: Where fear sees a crisis, faith sees an opportunity. We are still called to be the church who lives and serves in a way that God breathes the gospel of grace and forgiveness into us first, then into those around us as we interact with them. GFCServes is not about lending a hand. It’s about transferring the good news of Jesus’ forgiveness through the cross and hope through His resurrection to those without it.
It's not about what we can't do. It’s about what Jesus already did. It's about how we can share that good news with others through our actions and words. Here’s how we plan to do it:
Serve our Families - A number of our marriages and families have been strained recently. We are planning both homebound and childcare provided date nights plus resources for parents to steward their time wisely with their kids over “the longest summer ever”.
Serve at Home - Many people do not feel comfortable yet being out in the community, but there are plenty of ways to serve at home. Kids included! We’ll provide you with ways to do just that.
Serve in Town – For those of you ready to get out of the house in socially appropriate ways, we’ve developed a number of simple ideas for you to serve locally in Kingsport. The kids can jump in on a number of them as well and see what serving is all about.
Serve with Projects – We have a lot of people at GFC with great skills and interest in putting their hands to work. We have 3-4 projects to do in our community as social distancing measures allow. We’ll be working at Hope House & Engage Tri-Cities along with some home repair projects. The entire family is welcome for these as well!
Serve our Soul –You and no one else is responsible for the condition of your soul. We’ll provide content for you on a weekly basis to help give you a check up on how your soul is doing in regards to the Lord, your family, your work and your rest.
Click on any of these categories to get more information and sign up for what will interest you or your family. And remember, Peter encouraged us in his 1st letter that “each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others".
This summer, we all have the privilege of doing just that. Let’s be salt and light in our homes and in our community.