Recently, I spoke with Mt. Zion Baptist Church pastor John Wesley Smith, and we have agreed to pursue a joint mission service project with our churches. Mt. Zion is a predominantly African American church located near Children’s Hospital near downtown Little Rock. One of our men’s Sunday School classes has been partnering with a men’s Sunday School class from Mt. Zion in a “youth mentoring” ministry.
The proposed joint service project is a partnership with City Connections and involves helping to pack meals for the Arkansas Food Bank in order to feed hungry children throughout the state of Arkansas. The goal of City Connections is to pack 250,000 meals by the end of the month.
Our project will take place on Tuesday night June 30th starting at 5:45 PM. We need our volunteers to arrive at Gateway Church in Benton, Arkansas at this time. We will all be required to wear a mask and will be practicing social distancing (so please bring your own mask). We will pack meals until 9 PM. The address to Gateway Church is 1201 Longhills Rd in Benton, AR 72019.
Our hope is to recruit 42 volunteers between our two churches. Ideally, we would like to have 21 volunteers from Calvary and 21 from Mt. Zion. When we arrive, we will develop 7 teams of 6 people. Each team will consist of members from each church as a sign of racial unity and partnership.
If you would like to volunteer, please RSVP your spot by responding to this email or by calling the church office during office hours (501-663-8303). Youth and mature children are welcome to participate in this project as well as Senior Adults who are comfortable interacting within the aforementioned environment. I am looking forward to serving with you in this important ministry event at this important time.
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