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Heart for the City: Church-Wide Service Day


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Heart for the City is our church-wide service event happening on October 12th and 13th.

This Fall we will be serving at Austin Street Center, Forerunner Mentoring, Feed My Starving Children, Hope Clinic and a nearby apartment community.

Read below to find out more info on each:

1. Forerunner Mentoring:

Forerunner’s vision is to serve and empower those affected by a father-absent home by building relationships founded on Jesus Christ.

Our Project: Partner with Forerunner Mentoring to throw tailgate party before the Lake Highlands high school football game that allows the kids to have fun, single moms to be encouraged, and bring together diverse people in the Lake Highlands community.

Who is a good fit to serve? This is a good opportunity for families with kids as well as marrieds and singles to serve. Even better if you live in RISD or North Dallas as the event and most of Forerunner’s ministry is in Lake Highlands.

Details: This project is on Friday, Oct. 12th, from 4-8pm. There is opportunity to serve at some or all of the allotted time. We need people to help set up/tear down, grill and supply food as well as relationship builders and face painters. This is a great project for families to participate in. You can register here.

2. Feed My Starving Children

Vision: Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit organization, focused on feeding God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit. They are working to end global hunger.

Our Project: We will be packing food to be distributed to hungry people throughout the world.

Who is a good fit for this project? Anyone in our church over the age of 5.

Details: We will be serving on Friday, October 12th from 6-7:30pm. They are located at 1680 N. Glenville Dr., Suite 300, Richardson, TX 75081. You can register here.

3. Apartment Life

Vision: Apartment Life is a faith-based, non-profit organization that has been serving the apartment industry since 2000. We believe every individual is created for community and that we are called to love our neighbor as ourselves. Our goal is to live this out while providing strong business value to apartment owners.

Our Project: We will be helping to facilitate their Fall Campfire event.

Who is a good fit for this project? If you live in RISD or North Dallas this is a good fit for you. Families are welcome.

Details: Saturday, October 13th from 4pm - 8pm at The Brighton Apartment Homes / 5426 Meadowcreek Dr, Dallas, TX 75248. We need people to help set up, prepare food, play with kids, paint faces and build relationships. If you would like to be a part of this, register here.

4. Austin Street Center

Vision: Austin Street Center provides safe shelter and meets the basic needs of the most vulnerable homeless.

Our Project: We will be serving the homeless through Austin Street by doing various maintenance projects at their facility.

Who is a good fit for this project? If you live south of Northwest Highway, this is a great opportunity for you. Families are welcomed, but children need to be supervised by their parents.

Details: Saturday, October 13th from 10a to Noon. You can register here.

5. Hope Clinic

Vision: Hope Clinic provide urgent medical care and offer health education, personal encouragement and Christian ministry to the underserved and uninsured residents of Garland.

Our Project: We will be doing gardening work in the clinic’s Prayer Garden to help restore it to a place of rest, peace, and ministry for patients at the clinic. Please bring gardening tools you have!

Who is a good fit for this project? This project is designed for adults and kids who live in Garland.

Details: Saturday, October 13th from 12:00pm-3:00pm. Hope Clinic (800 South Sixth Street, Suite 100, Garland, Texas 75040) You can register here.

Earlier Event: October 7
Welcome To The Family Dinner
Later Event: October 21
Filled Encounter Night