At FirstMC we believe that every one of us is called to be a missionary right where we are. We know that as a church there is no shortage of wonderful ways in which we could reach out in love to those in our neighborhood, and we also know that we can’t possibly do them all, no matter how great the idea. That is where Project: Revolution is here to bridge the gap.
For the months of October, November, and December, we are starting this new initiative. We want to hear how God is calling you to genuinely love your neighbors, and then we want to empower YOU to fulfill the mission God has laid on your heart. You tell us your idea and what it would take to achieve it whether it is volunteers, donations, a space to work in, or whatever, and we will partner with you as best as we can. For those of you who don’t want to lead a mission, you can sign up as a missionary to join in the ones that you feel called to.
|The Mission:||Mission Date:||Missionary Leader:|
|Prayer Walk & Ride|
Either walk or drive through the ’07 neighborhood to pray over the homes that surround the church.
|Sunday, October 31||Michael Mortensen|
|NeighborLink Project |
Help a neighbor with yard clean up or repairs. Please let Kevin know what type of project you want to help with.
|October through December||Kevin Taylor|
|Church & Community Garden||Plan now, but plant in spring||Michelle Lopez|
|Adopt a Terrible Orchestra Member |
Deb will provide you with the name of an orchestra member and you can write a note each week to encourage them. Notes should be an email to Deb which she will print on Mondays to place on their chair before rehearsal. Can by a verse, a prayer, something funny, or anything else that you want to write to them to show you care.
|Weekly from now until Monday, November 13||Deb Graham|
|Soup – ER|
Collecting cans of soup
|January to February||Sherry Benevich|
|The Chosen Christmas Special |
Family friendly Christmas event for the community. Invite mailers, FB, word of mouth. FirstMC folks bring Christmas cookies to share. Have someone lead us in a couple of Carols, and play the Chosen Christmas episode (~20 min). Gospel message to close, a prayer, and verse of a carol or something.
Volunteers for music, sound, cookies/drinks, etc.
|Friday Night in December||Samantha Derby|
|Teen Challenge Open House|
Teen Challenge is hosting an open house on November 11 for the community to tour their new facility, Allen County Recovery House. They will be using the Coffee Connection as a gathering place and to serve coffee and cheesecake while people wait to get a tour. In order to support Teen Challenge during this day, we need people to make coffee and cut cheesecake. We also need people to serve the coffee and cheesecake and to be a welcoming face to our building before their tour. We will need people to greet and direct to the Coffee Connection.
|Thursday, November 11 from 5 to 8 pm||Kay Schwartz|
|Worship Dance Class|
A safe place to come to learn how to confidently worship through dance.
Meet and go together as a group to various homes to decorate specific people’s driveways/front walks with chalk. Spend time praying about what each family needs to hear and then write Bible verses and notes of encouragement.