Each of us knows that feeling. When something hits you so hard you just well up on the inside (maybe even the outside too). When a story makes an impact. When you know your heart, your heart in particular wants to do something to make a difference. It’s the way God has made you. It’s your passion. It’s compassion.
At the Sanctuary, we want to help you live that out. So beginning this month, we will be rotating on a monthly basis different opportunities to leave comfort for compassion. Whether it be building friendships with refugees, helping someone who is ill with their yard work, working a food pantry, or visiting those in a nursing home, we invite you to come out for your area of passion.
If you don’t see an area that burdens your heart, feel free to email me or include it in the comments below. It is our desire to have events that express the way God has uniquely made our community. Otherwise, more details will be forthcoming in the follwing areas:
tending the garden
caring for the elderly
feeding the hungry
welcoming the stranger
April- Spring clean-up of our parks
May- Nursing Home Visit
June- World Relief Refugee Picnic
July- Food Pantry
Aug- Family Fun Fest/Backpack Drive
Sept- Nursing Home Visit
Oct- Fall Clean-up for those in need of assistance
May we continue to answer the call of expressing God’s love and compassion while making this world look more like the one He intended.
Cheryl Lynn Cain
Director of Justice and Compassion Ministries