Three weeks ago, I challenged our congregation to "Give 60!" Broken down, it simply means to volunteer 60 minutes a week outside our church building. We are challenging the church to kick ourselves out of old rut habits and to view our world through the eyes of Jesus. Be His hands and feet. We offered some suggestions, but really are encouraging each member to use his / her imagination.
The response has been exciting. Kids are mowing lawns for elderly people. Mothers and daughters are reading to an 18-year-old girl who is in a partial coma in a local nursing home. A business leader is beginning a Bible study with anyone in his company who is interested. An elderly member is making lap quilts to take to local nursing homes.
I mentioned the possibility of getting involved in World Bible School on Sunday, and will check into that this week. I expect a number of people to become involved in that good work.
These are just a few things I am aware of. I know there is a lot more going on. But I am so proud that my precious church family is taking the challenge to heart.
Let's give 60!