“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” ~ Galatians 6:2
The Outreach Team at Family of Christ is staying active and keeping busy doing a variety of projects! Thank you for serving alongside our ministry and sharing God's love with our community.
Current Outreach Projects
Gifts from the Heart - Linda Thede is calling all crafters to a ministry that serves both those in our broad community as well as those within our church community throughout the year! Make and give a wide range of gifts. Do you enjoy sewing, knitting, crocheting, baking, cooking, and/or sending greeting cards? Do you have fabric or yarn to donate? To learn more about joining the wonderful Gifts from the Heart ministry, we invite you to reach out to Linda Thede -
Habitat for Humanity Build - We are looking for 10 volunteers to help with a home build coming up on Saturday, June 12. Also calling all LifeGroups to help with an additional build in late June, July, or August. Contact Julie Curtiss - for more information about these builds and to sign up.
Ronald McDonald House - Are you passionate about food and serving the community? You can cook OR order take-out and deliver to the Ronald McDonald House (RMH). This is a great LifeGroup activity! RMH is now allowing 3 people to cook, 3 days per week. Food can be ordered and delivered any day of the week for those families staying at RMH. Contact Marlene Schulze - for an available date!
Cards for Seniors - On Thursday, June 17, we will be preparing 4th of July cards for Jackson Creek Assisted Living and Bethesda Memory Care residents. Contact Zeda Thomas - or Marlene Schulze if you can help - .
Seasons of Support - Each quarter/season we will be designating a specific food item for you to donate for Tri-Lakes Cares, which will be chosen based on their current need. Sunday, June 6, is our first Seasons of Support food drive! Please bring or drop off at church any of the following items to be donated to the pantry at Tri-Lakes Cares: Cream of Mushroom Soup, Chicken Broth, Vegetable Broth and/or Beef Broth. Thank you!
New Ministry - Serving And Loving Teachers (SALT)
This is a new ministry developed in partnership with Amy Campbell to support the teachers and eventually the parents of FOC’s Child Development Center. It has been a long, difficult year for our teachers and this ministry is focused on offering much needed support. This summer we will be starting with two programs:
1. Adopt A Classroom – while we are still following COVID restrictions, we are looking for individuals, partners or a LifeGroup to support one Teacher/Class by writing encouraging notes to the Teacher, praying for both Teacher & the kiddos in her class, celebrating the Teacher’s birthday, and giving small, uplifting gifts. Following the lifting of COVID restrictions, we will need volunteers to help by changing bulletin boards, filing papers, and helping with classroom parties. There are 7-8 classrooms up for adoption for the summer, and 12 classrooms up for adoption in the fall!
2. For the months of June and July we would like to provide the teachers (12) with lunch once a week. Lunches can be homemade or ordered. If you’re interested in either of these great opportunities to serve and love our amazing Teachers at the FOC CDC, please reach out to Wanda Moore - w or Julie Curtiss - .
Outreach Team Meeting - June 6
The Outreach Team will be meeting in-person on Sunday, June 6, following the 11:00 am service. Join us in the kitchen at 12:15 pm. We will be talking about each of the different outreach ministry opportunities! Also, ministry leaders will be available to provide more information about how you can get involved. We hope to see you there!