Day of Service: Hands/Feet of Jesus

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ServiceLink is helping to coordinate and promote ‘Day of Service: be the hands of feet of Jesus’ as a day when Christian Reformed churches join in with a national campaign to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The goal is to have more than 100 CRCs participate with acts of service to their community. What are some ways your church has been able to have a truly effective impact through acts of community service? We’d love to be able to share your success stories with others who are looking for ideas.

Also, does your congregation plan to participate in this nation-wide program by taking part in some act of service that demonstrates kindness and compassion to your community?
 

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Lisa, I am unaware of this national program and I'd be interested in learning more. Do you have any links you can share? Thanks!

Hi Rebecca,

You can go to this link and check it out.  Lisa

http://www.crcna.org/pages/servicelink_dayofservice.cfm

Thanks for the link Lisa.  This sounds like a great opportunity for churches to participate.

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My church did this on Sunday and it was GREAT! Over 150 people of all ages participated.

After the morning service we all walked over to the nearby park for a picnic, and then divided up into groups:
- praying (a prayerwalk around the neighborhood)
- visiting (at a facility for seniors)
- painting and yard cleanup (at our church's new community house)
- creating (duct tape wallets (!) and coloring lunch bags for a local shelter)
- picking up trash (in the neighborhood school playground)

The week before, our pastor gave 'permission' for everyone to show up to church in clothes suitable for painting/cleaning/etc. The worship service was very meaningful and challenging, with a message that tied right into the afternoon of service. 

Thanks to ServiceLink for initiating this. Our church found it so great that we're wondering about doing it again next year.