Out of our love for God, we love and serve our neighbors in a variety of ways.
All are welcome to join us in our fellowship hall (Tecumseh St. side) for community dinner. All the food is provided and it is free. We invite people to visit, share stories, and if they have time to help clean up in some way. There is no program, just sharing a meal together. Jesus often ate with his followers and with people who simply wanted to be around him, and we want to make it a weekly habit of eating together, getting to know each other and our neighbors, hearing each others stories, so that we can love one another better.
JESUS FOOD PANTRY
Mondays 10am - 12pm
Jesus Food Pantry is one way in which we show love to our neighbors. Every week, we help provide food to 60+ households. Instead of only handing out food, we offer people the opportunity to participate in a worship service at 11:30am. Attending the service is not a requirement to receive food, but many enjoy receiving spiritual food in addition to physical food. At noon, those who have registered begin the line to receive food.
Living UP, IN, OUT
The engine of the church is discipleship. When discipleship happens then mission, worship, and community naturally occur as a result of people devoting themselves to the way of Jesus. We organize our church into groups of 4 to 6 with a "Lead Disciple" guiding the group. Lead Disciples are the ones who are leading the way in following Jesus. They can say to other disciples of Jesus as Paul said, "Imitate me as I imitate Christ" (1 Corinthians 11:1). Weekly, the groups gather. Monthly, the groups go OUT and serve. The goal is to grow in all three dimensions: Love God, Love Each Other, Love Neighbor (including enemies). We are called as disciples to covenant community, to God's reign, to care for creation, to use our spiritual gifts, skills, and talents for ministry, and to be holy both inwardly and outwardly. This doesn't happen on accident, so we gather to practice living like Jesus so that the Holy Spirit will conform us to the likeness of Christ.
Preparing, Planting, Tending, Harvesting. Together.
The Friendship Community Garden, which provides good, healthy food for all who participate in caring for the garden. Everyone is welcome to come help tend the garden and pick food.