A few congregation members put “faith into action” last April, and they’re doing it again this fall.
Waukee Community Church (WCC) is going beyond simply praying on Sunday. Members are putting those prayers in motion throughout the community of Waukee.
Do you know someone who could use a helping hand? If so, it’s time to mobilize and get ready for service day on Sept. 30. The church will be incorporating a variety of different jobs into the day, including serving a meal and odd jobs at Sugarcreek Senior Apartments, offering a free bag of groceries to families in several neighborhoods, trimming dead brush and trees and passing out water bottles on the walking paths through town.
“We did this six months ago and expected to have about 70 people; it turned out that we had 130 people come out willing to help,” says pastoral intern Ryan Lenerz. “It’s our way of showing the love of God through the community, no strings attached.”
In a letter to the Waukee community, Pastor Jeff Alexander, who heads the project, wrote, “We are looking to connect with neighbors who could just use a bit of a helping hand. Perhaps folks who are single parents or military families, folks encountering a tough time or tight budget or elders in our community who could use a bit of extra help.”
Last time WCC volunteers put faith into action, “it was a great day of connecting with neighbors, building relationships, helping out and showing love for Jesus in practical ways,” says WCC member Laura Hager. “The feedback we received from community members is super-motivating, and we’re excited for another opportunity to put our faith into action as an entire church.”
Submit a recommendation for someone in particular by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the service day or about the church can be found at www.waukeecommunitychurch.com, or stop in and say hello at 115 N. Warrior Lane.