Christ Church, Fort Lauderdale
Friday, April 28, 2017

Ways to Serve

Serving in God's name is a natural progression in the life of faith. As we grow closer to our Creator, we naturally want to reach out and serve people in need.We encourage everyone in the Christ Church community to let the Spirit guide them in this process.
 
For some ideas, consider serving within the church, within the community or in ministries around the world. You'll also find links to these areas of service listed at left.
 
If you want to serve right now, here are a few opportunities:  

SATURDAYS AT THE BLESSING FOOD PANTRY

The Pompano Beach Campus pantry will serve guests on Saturdays, 10am-2pm, beginning as soon as volunteer teams can be assembled. Current needs include persons to help sign in and interview guests; shopping escorts to help distribute food; and workroom persons for a variety of activities including organizing and stocking the pantry shelves, etc. Please contact ministry coordinator Pery Canan at pcanan@echristchurch.org to sign up or for more information.

HOSPITALITY TEAM

Sunday mornings at Christ Church are busy with people coming and going. The hospitality team needs volunteers to help set up the refreshments by 9am (the coffee will be ready and in carafes); and volunteers to clean up at 11am. If you would like to join the team--setting up, serving, or clean up--please contact Pastor Josh Beaty by email at jbeaty@echristchurch.org.
 
THURSDAYS AT LOVE IN ACTION FORT LAUDERDALE
The Love in Action Fort Lauderdale ministry prepares up to 250 meals each Thursday for the homeless community. Volunteers are needed to help prepare, cook and package these meals in the Fort Lauderdale campus kitchen on Thursdays from 2:30-5pm. Whether you can serve each week, or less frequently, please contact Pastor Josh Beaty at jbeaty@echristchurch.org, or call 954.771.7300. 
 
COFFEE PLEASE! AT THE EARLY LEARNING CENTER
On Monday mornings, we offer coffee to parents of our ELC students to help get their week underway. Volunteers are needed to prepare, serve and offer hospitality to these parents. Two shifts are available each Monday, with two persons needed at each shift: 7-8am, and 8-9am. Volunteers may participate as available, weekly or monthly. To sign up, or for more information, please click here to contact Team Leader Nancy DeMartini. 

GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRY ASSISTANTS
This ministry helps to provide emergency assistance to those hurting and in serious need. Volunteers will receive training to discern availability of resources for individuals in need financially, emotionally, and physically. After training, volunteers will meet with those in need to provide assistance with rent, utilities, birth certificates, Florida IDs, etc. Several times are available, based on your availability:
  • At the Love in Action Shared Meals on Thursdays (5:30-7pm) at Hope Central/Fort Lauderdale; and on Sundays (1:30-3pm) at the Pompano Beach campus
  • Monday through Thursday mornings at the Blessings Food Pantry 
For more information, please contact Bev Wallhoff at bwallhoff@echristchurch.org or call 954.771.7300. 
 
THURSDAYS AT LOVE IN ACTION - HOPE CENTRAL
The Love in Action Fort Lauderdale ministry serves meals to the homeless community each Thursday at Hope Central, 1100 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale (map). Volunteers are needed to arrive at 7pm on Thursdays to help with clean up after the meal is finished. Whether you can serve each week or each month, or would like more information, about this ministry, please click here to contact Team Leader Debbie Burns.
 
Volunteers are also needed to drive the Christ Church truck on Thursday afternoons from the Fort Lauderdale campus to Hope Central, and back. The time commitment is from 5:15pm until approximately 7:30-8pm. For more information, please contact Pastor Josh Beaty at jbeaty@echristchurch.org, or call 954.771.7300. 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT 2:42 DINNERS

Volunteers are still needed to help greet and serve at the Wednesday night 2:42 dinners. We'll start at 5:30pm with prayer, and then greet diners, serve food, and act as friendly ambassadors. There will be time for each person to eat and be out-the-door to attend activities at 6:30pm. If you or your group would like to participate, please contact Pastor Monique McBride at mmcbride@echristchurch.org.

LOVE IN ACTION VAN LOADERS

Each week, a team of volunteers prepares 250 hot meals for Love in Action ministry guests. Help is needed to load the trays of meals onto the van on Thursday afternoons from 4-5pm at the Fort Lauderdale campus kitchen. Serve each week, or once a month!  Please contact Pastor Josh Beaty by email at jbeaty@echristchurch.org, or call 954.771.7300.  

SHUT-IN VISITATION

Individuals unable to attend church due to illness or hospitalization long to experience Christ's presence and their church's love. If you are interested in visiting one of our shut-ins who is unable to attend weekly worship, or visiting someone in the hospital, please contact Bev Wallhoff by email at bwallhoff@echristchurch.org, or call 954.771.7300

DRIVERS TO PICK UP PANTRY SUPPLIES

The Blessings Food Pantry needs drivers to pick up donated foods from partner grocery stores and companies, and deliver them to the pantry on the Christ Church Pompano Beach campus. The schedule is very flexible, and is a perfect fit for anyone with limited time who wants to be part of this important ministry. To volunteer, or for more information, please contact Rich Storts at rstorts@echristchurch.org. 

CALLING COOKIE BAKERS!

Homemade cookies are needed for refreshment service on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings. Just drop your cookies off at the church office between 8:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday--and the Hospitality Team will do the rest! For information, please contact Rene McNeil at justrene@aol.com.