Thank you for taking a few minutes to see what is going on in the serve life of RezDT! With your participation we are #withKC! My hope is that we will celebrate our impact and the challenges we encounter in service withKC through our service, community life, care for each other and worship. Check out our worship and community life calendars at www.cor.org/downtown to find ways to more fully know, love, and serve God. Contact me anytime with any issues you may be facing, 816-979-1334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer is nearly over and it is time to re-establish your monthly service commitment. We'll keep it fresh with new serve sites! You keep it fresh by inviting new people to join you each time!
We especially need you, your friends, and family this month as we kick-off our new Hunger Back Pack program. We will ask about 20 volunteers to stay at RezDT to prepare sacks of food that will go home with food insecure Wendell Phillips students at the end of each week. Their nutrition over the weekend will help ensure they come back on Mondays ready to learn and succeed!
As always, invite a friend and join us this Saturday at 1522 McGee. Doors open at 8:30 for morning refreshments. The program starts at 9am to learn about our ministry partners and be sent out to serve for a few hours.
As our entry point to serving the community, I'd like you to think about this event as an introduction to serving, a training of sorts, for developing a lifelong commitment to serve. Get to know the ways we volunteer with dozens of agencies and then begin to volunteer with them on your own, with your small group, and with those you invite into a life of service with you.
This month's agency partners are:
How are you doing at reaching the goal we set for each person calling RezDT their home, serving 18 hours in 2018? Help us track your hours by filling out and returning your serve card. Get a new one at Serve Saturday if you need. If you have already achieved 18 hours of service, consider another challenge: Serve 18 times with the same ministry partner or invite 18 people to join you in service.
Over 400 school supply bags were returned by RezDT and Blue Springs for Wendell Phillips students! Students start back this week so be in prayer for them and about how you might join the team throughout the year at our partner schools. Julie Doane, email@example.com for Wendell Phillips and Amy Skjordal, firstname.lastname@example.org for East High School!
Every meaningful ministry at RezDT started with a story. We'd like to do more to capture these stories and realize more capacities for ministry with you and #withKC! We recognize the number of stories we can collect as a measurement of the immeasurable impact RezDT and God are having on your life and the life of the community.
Start learning to craft your story this Saturday morning before heading over to Whittier Elementary School to serve. If you have elementary aged children, drop them first at VBC, then come to RezDT from 9:30-11a for a workshop on how to develop your story. Sign up here to let us know your are coming. Walk-ins also welcome.
Employee Based Service
Many employers encourage community service and if you have one of these employers, I'd love you to count those hours towards our community serve 18 in 2018 goal. Text "serve" anytime to 816-256-5588. If your co-workers are looking for opportunities to serve, invite them to serve with us at a Serve Saturday.
Small Business Outreach
If you're employer does not have the capacity to offer you service opportunities, connect me with your boss and let's see how we can work together in our shared desire to be #withKC.
RezDT creates service opportunities for you to be introduced to service. These service opportunities are intended to be a vehicle for you and those you invite to become more familiar with God's work in the community and at RezDT. The next step in your discipleship journey is to begin serving at one of our partners, or any place you know about otherwise, fully on your own initiative. We'd also love to help you build capacity with new partners. Here's what you can do to help us know that you are living into RezDT's commitment to lead with service and have our community and worship gatherings be an outpouring of that service:
This month I'd like to recognize Bob and Claudia Lagerstrom for their over and above service in getting our Hunger Backpack program started at RezDT. They have added this to their already strong commitment to serve with Christmas In October, the Friday Morning bulletin stuffing crew, and on Sunday mornings for worship. Thank you Bob and Claudia for your commitment to serve!
I hope you've enjoyed getting to know what's been going on in the Serve life of RezDT!
Grace and Peace,
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