Service is fundamental to the Christian Life. There are many ways to serve within the church, and listed below are a few of the projects in which we participate to serve outside our building in the name of Jesus Christ.
Our friends from the Commodore Cupboard at LCCC will continue to supply food and personal care items to our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as long as they are able. We are collecting non-perishable foods, paper products and items for personal hygiene in the containers outside our East entrance through November 1, 2020.
Our regular Brown Bag Blessings collections (3 campaigns each year) will start again in January 2021.
On the first Wednesday of every month, a group from our church travels to St. Andrew’s church in Elyria to serve a full dinner meal to struggling members of the community. The church purchases, cooks, serves and cleans up after the meal on a monthly basis. If you are interested in helping out, contact David Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each week, after school, we run a program in the barn for High School students. Because of the lack of busing to/from Avon High School, this creates a safe space for students to work on homework, socialize and have a little fun. There are snacks available for purchase, our WiFi is free, and we will have volunteers on hand Monday through Thursday, from 3:15-5:30pm to help. Contact Ellen Adle or the church office to volunteer.
Adults with developmental disabilities in group homes today are one of the most overlooked segments of our population. On the 2nd Monday of the month, the church hosts a fun hour and half event for members of local group homes at our church call Joyful Believers. This time includes singing songs, a lesson, crafts, food and a whole lot of fun. These friends are a gift to our church and we welcome interested people to come help make these evening a joyful experience. If your are interested in helping out, contact Chris Acosta at email@example.com.
Each summer, we partner with other churches in our area to provide lunch and activities to kids (toddlers to age 18) who might otherwise go hungry at lunchtime when the school year is over. We prepare food, games and crafts, and some local businesses join in to provide a fun experience for the kids for one week, Monday - Friday from 11am-1pm! To participate, contact the church office.
As we face COVID-19, it is clear that the most vulnerable group right now are our senior citizens. We are encouraging that group to take extra precautions, and officials are strongly encouraging seniors to stay home as much as possible during this time. To help our senior adults, we are launching a task force to meet their needs.
If you are currently in good health, we need volunteers to help seniors by running to the grocery store, picking up medication from the pharmacy or run other errands for our senior brothers and sisters in Christ. Contact the church to volunteer.
Seniors who need help, should contact the church. Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to facilitate.