Our church exists to develop missionaries who will share the love of Christ with our community and beyond. This statement is more than words for us. It's why we're here, and we want to invite each of you to be a part of sharing the love of Christ by serving our community.
Our hearts break for the brokenness we see in our cities, and God has placed us here to make Him known and make things right. True compassion is a movement of our hearts that results in an action of our hands, and we want our world to see Christ through our compassion.
There are many opportunities to volunteer inside and outside our church walls. Ask God what He would have you do and take the next step. We are excited and waiting with anticipation to see what God is going to do through you as we work together to share the love of Christ. Don't hesitate to call us (941-722-7795) if you have questions, we're here to help.
Our 2024 SERVE Saturday dates are February 10, May 4, and November 9 so save the dates!
NOTE: You must sign the Volunteer Services Assumption of Risk and Release form which is in effect from January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024 when you volunteer to serve.
Watch for our project list in mid April and come be a part of the amazing work God can do through your hands and feet.
We had over 325 volunteers go out into the community and show the love of Jesus Christ in several ways:
And many more stories...
We had over 225 volunteers go out into the community and show the love of Jesus Christ in several ways:
Since SERVE Saturday was held on Veteran's Day weekend, we focused on some projects that were specifically for our veterans:
Homeless Mat Project: We had 34 people cutting, looping and crocheting bags. The fellowship among the people was a blessed event.
F.E.L.T.: The FELT project went extremely well. What was needed at the facility was cleaning of the food bins and collection barrels, cleanup around their property and weed trimming around the walks and property.
Laundromats: At the Laundromat we were packed and ran out of coins by 9:15! Many heard the Gospel.
Azinger Compassion Center: There were 8 of us inside at Azinger Family Compassion Center, working with about the same number of people from FBC Bradenton. We sorted through stacked pallets of donated boxed food discarding expired products, separating food into appropriate categories, and we stocked shelves inside the warehouse for the foster families.
Prayer: We had 3 physically on-site and some praying from home. We prayed over all the opportunities, leaders and descriptions of work to be done. We also prayed for many other things.
Il Villaggio: What a truly blessed Serve Saturday as 42 volunteers came to the Il Villaggio to demonstrate God’s love to those who had dedicated their lives spreading the Gospel. Everyone jumped in and began cleaning windows and screens completing 44 duplexes which is 88 homes and a total of 704 windows plus screens.
Sewing: It was a fun day with lots of laughter and lots of finished duty bags. There were 10 of us and we even had one of the husbands helping at the end.
Suncoast Youth For Christ: Eight of us walked the grounds and found several projects from weeding, power washing, trimming trees to cleaning windows and building a small roof.
Mt Carmel Resource Center: We were able to remove the rotted front entry and rebuild a new one. We also removed all the rotted wood from the carport and replaced it with new carrier beams and rafters.
Guardian Angels (Foster Homes): We had about 14 workers wash windows at the six foster homes as well as the Azinger Compassion Center, we weeded the front yards in all six foster homes, we stained a wooden jungle gym set and picnic table, and were treated to a tour of the Azinger Compassion Center.
And many stories of our service to our Neighbors Needing Help in the community.