Christ Church, Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Ways to Serve

Serving inGod'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.
 
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: 

CLEANING OUT THE PANTRY

Periodically, the Blessings Food Pantry needs to undergo a good cleaning! Anyone willing to lend some elbow brease and have a little fun is asked to come out to help on Saturday, November 19th, from 9-11am at the Pompano Beach campus (map). Have questions or need more information? Click here to contact project leader Janet Deni. 

TENTING AT POMPANO BEACH CAMPUS

The Early Learning Center will be tented over Thanksgiving weekend. Due to its connection with other campus buildings, we need all hands on deck to help prepare the Blessings Food Pantry (map). PLEASE help secure food at the pantry on Tuesday, November 22nd, beginning at 11am.

THANKSGIVING SUNDAY AT LOVE IN ACTION POMPANO BEACH

This year, Christ Church volunteers will prepare and serve Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, November 20th for the weekly Pompano Beach shared meal guests. Anyone who would like to help with set-up, greeting, serving and clean-up is asked to arrive at the Pompano Beach campus (map) by 1pm. Work should be completed by approximately 4pm

THANKSGIVING PIES, PIES, PIES!

Home baked pumpkin, pecan and apple pies are needed for the Sunday, November 20th, shared meal Thanksgiving dinner. Please deliver your pies to the kitchen at the Christ Church Pompano Beach campus (map) on Sunday, November 20th, between 11am and 1pm. 

UPWARD® SPORTS COACHES NEEDED

We are still in need of coaches for Upward® Basketball and Cheerleading. You don't need to know anything about basketball or cheerleading! Upward® is about having fun and developing skills. Please call the church office at 954.771.7300.
 
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 Fawn Mikel at fmikel@echristchurch.org, or call 954.771.7300, x250.
 
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, medical supplies, 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 Pastor Fawn Mikel at fmikel@echristchurch.org or call 954.771.7300, x250. 
 
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 Fawn Mikel at fmikel@echristchurch.org, or call 954.771.7300, x250. 

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 Fawn by email at fmikel@echristchurch.org, or call 954.771.7300, x250.  

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 Pastor Fawn Mikel by email at fmikel@echristchurch.org, or call 954.771.7300, x250

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.