Last week, Mercy Hill Community Groups intentionally partnered with ministries, schools, and organizations throughout the Triad in a quarterly event that we call Serve Week. Our goals for these events are below:
- To mobilize groups to be a blessing to those who are in the trenches of community engagement on a daily basis
- To raise awareness about opportunities to support these organizations on an ongoing basis
- To see relationships formed that focus on sharing and growing in the gospel.
As you read through this recap, we ask that you praise the Lord for the work that has been done and ask him for more opportunities in the future.
- Hope Academy – renovation projects including painting, building lockers for students, and creating a clothing closet for those in need
- Jackson Middle School – classroom renovation projects including painting, cleaning, and organizing. Teacher appreciation breakfast
- Freedom House – sorting clothes at the thrift store, cleaning, and maintenance projects at the home
- Hannah’s Haven – fellowship events with the ladies at the recovery home
- Act Together – fellowship events with the kids in the foster home
- One Child’s Voice – packing diaper bags for kids being placed in foster care
- Guilford County Jail Ministry – learning about how to volunteer at the jail. Loving on current GCJM volunteers
- Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center – facility maintenance and cleaning
- Out of the Garden – sorting and packing food
- Backpack Beginnings – collecting canned food, sorting, and packing food
- Young Lives – diaper drives for young moms, playing with the babies so that the moms can attend group
- Hospice Homes (multiple) – blessing families of patients
- NC State Employees Home – blessing families of patients
- Salem Pregnancy Care Center – cleaning and painting
- American Red Cross Blood Drive – organizing a blood drive at Mercy Hill
- College Campus Focus – serving on and through the campuses that Mercy Hill students attend
- World Relief – building furniture shelves to maximize space in the storage warehouse
It is impossible to fully explain all that was done this past week. Almost 100 groups served in some capacity which equated to approximately 2,000 man hours of ministry in the Triad. Click here to go to our Facebook page for a photo album showing our groups in action. We pray that these projects will lead to deep relationships. In addition to these photos, you can search the hashtag #MHServeWeek on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram to see other groups’ serve experiences. If you would like to learn more about how you can serve with one of our partner organizations beyond Serve Week, please contact Jonathan Spangler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Jonathan Spangler (Community Groups Coordinator – Community Ministry)