By now we all know that Serve is one of the six segments of discipleship that we need to intentionally fill for our Healthy Plate Discipleship. Spending time serving the Church means we are putting our faith into action. In our service to others, we not only reach out to share God’s love; we ourselves can be transformed by the relationships we form during service to our church and our community.
Love the idea of serving, but don’t know where to start?
There are many opportunities, large and small, for serving at FUMCFW. Some of these are ongoing, and some rise and fall with the seasons. During our upcoming Season of Lent you will find a wide variety of ways to give your time and your talents back to God and our church, including:
Rise Against Hunger
Sunday, March 31, 2019
9:30 am – 1:00 pm | Justin Youth Building | Registration required
You can change the world with your own two hands. On March 31, FUMCFW will host a Rise Against Hunger food packaging event in the Justin Youth Building. With 120 volunteers we can package over 20,000 meal kits to a hungry community. This is an all-church project with teens and parents getting the ball rolling at 9:30 am, then all are invited to help from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. As a part of our observance of Lent and our reflection on who we are as a congregation, this meal packaging event provides an opportunity to reach out in service to others This is, after all, Us. Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief agency committed to ending hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.
Lent Ushers and Greeters
Ash Wednesday | March 6 | Noon & 7:00 pm
Maundy Thursday | April 18 | 7:00 pm
Good Friday | April 19 | 7:00 pm
Easter Sunday | April 21 | Ushers at 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am worship
Parking lot greeters from 10:15 – 11:00 am | Registration required
Throughout the season of Lent, starting with Ash Wednesday (March 6) and running through Easter (April 21) there are many wonderful opportunities to serve with our welcoming and hospitality team as usher, greeter, parking lot greeter, and more! And, especially during Holy Week and the special services planned for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and of course, Easter Sunday, adding your smiling face and friendly heart to our welcoming team will help us ensure that everyone who steps on our campus during this holy time feels genuinely welcomed and supported as they find their way to the worship or class or program that will be most meaningful for them.
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