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Change the World: Create A Better Future!

What if you could help change the world?
What if you could be part of creating a better future—for our church, for children around the world, for our environment?
Would you come and put your faith into action?

Change the World is about coming together in community and across the United Methodist Church to personify the love of Christ. It is about building community locally and working to make a difference in the world.

Join us for Change the World Sunday

Change the World Sunday, 2015 will be on May 17th. Projects include:

Project 1. Group Homes in our ‘Hood’

Get SENT to two group homes for our intellectually disabled brothers and sisters for work, fellowship, community building.

Who should come:

  • Families with children
  • Folks interested in ministries with intellectually disabled adults
  • Folks capable of light yard work/in-house labor.
  • Folks who do better sitting down

Project 2. Breakfast and Fellowship with Homeless Neighbors

Get SENT to New Hope Fellowship in Chantilly, a church and ministry for and with our homeless neighbors. We’ll bring breakfast, make friends, and hopefully worship with them too!

Who should come:

  • Families with older children
  • Folks interested in meeting and being friends with our homeless neighbors
  • Folks who like making and/or serving breakfast!
  • Folks who do better sitting down.

Project 3. Braddock Elementary Partnership

Get SENT to Braddock Elementary for some light labor, to scout out a potential plumbing  project, and to think and pray about a long-term partnership with this school.

Who should come:

  • Families with children
  • Folks interested in ministry with an area Elementary School
  • Folks capable of light yard work
  • Plumbers and Handy-folks

Project 4. Care Packages for First Responders

Get SENT to deliver care packages and offer our church’s ministry to first responders (law enforcement and fire fighters).

Who should come:

  • Families with children
  • Folks who love first responders and want the church to be a resource for them.
  • Cookie Bakers

Project 5. Grocery Store Cart Pushin’ and Local Business Care Packages

Get SENT to deliver care packages to local businesses and push carts at local grocery stores.

Who should come:

  • Families with children
  • Folks who love our local businesses
  • Folks who like being friendly and feel comfortable meeting new people.

Project 6. Invasive Species Clean-up

Get SENT to care for God’s creation by cleaning out invasive species from local green spaces near Lake Royal.

Who should come:

  • Families with children 11 or older
  • Folks interested in Creation Care

Project 7. Prayer Hike and Hospitality

Get SENT to Hike the Lake Accotink trail, picking up trash, praying for our community, and handing out free water.

Who should come:

  • Families with children who are up for a 5 mile hike
  • Folks who love being outdoors

Project 8. ON CAMPUS – Phoenix Rising Bible-grams for Free Lunches

Stay on campus at SSUMC to design Bible-grams (artfully designed scripture quotations) to be SENT in our Phoenix Rising bagged-lunch ministry.

Project 9. ON CAMPUS- UMCOR Kits Assembly

Stay on campus at SSUMC to assemble kits to be SENT by the United Methodist Committee on Relief to communities in profound need.

Who should come:

  • Families with children
  • Folks who will prefer to spend the morning at church.
  • Comfortable with assembly line process.
  • Folks who do better sitting down.

 


 


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