What would it mean to hear and empathize with the pulse of the community?
What would need to change in me to listen beyond a person’s words… to their heartbeat?
• Identify one of your (or your family’s) communities, one of your daily rhythms: home, work, social, school, other.
Then, intentionally LISTEN!
• Walk your community with a lens of generosity:
What markers of need do you see?
Where are opportunities to extend dignity to others?
How could I share a life of generosity with those in my community?
What do you hear in the heartbeat of that community?
• Walk through each day with these questions on your mind:
Who needs to hear the good news?
Who needs light or truth?
Who needs someone to come alongside and celebrate?
[Include your children in these intentions and experiences]
Loving your neighbor begins with listening. It’s active; it’s stepping in; it’s being generous. It’s bringing the most gracious and glorious truth of Jesus to others.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTIONS
Monday, April 22
INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE GARDENS WORK DAY
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
This ministry is an outreach to all of the hundreds of internationals living in the Medical Center. We need people who can do basic yard and garden maintenance. Family Friendly. Bring Garden Tools Please.
Also, If you have a green thumb we need to replace our Master Gardener who can help manage the property and oversee the plots.
Tuesday, April 23
SAMMinistries: FELLOWSHIP & FAMILY DAY
5:30 PM to 7:45 PM
The families of FBCSA will go to the Transitional Living & Learning Center to play games with the kids while adults attend class. Could you help prepare goody bags for the kids? Play games, do crafts, and tell Bible stories with the kids? There are at least 40 children expected to come but as many as 115 in residence.
Wednesday, April 24
CHRISTIAN ASSISTANCE MINISTRY (CAM): SERVICE DAY
8:45 AM to 11:00 AM
You will be serving the needy and homeless, preparing and serving sack lunches, organizing donations and distributing them.
CAM works much like an emergency room of social services, all are welcome. They depend upon volunteers and donations to keep the doors open.
Thursday, April 25
CHURCH UNDER THE BRIDGE (CUB): MEAL SERVICE FOR HOMELESS
Church Under the Bridge is San Antonio’s Church (now in a building)for the Homeless Community. We will reach out with the love of Jesus, giving Hope through singing, worship, and teaching the Word of God. FBCSA will bring the worship service and a message, and another church will be providing dinner.
Friday, April 26
STRONG FOUNDATION KidzTime
7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
The opportunity here is almost the same as it was at SAMM but fewer volunteers are needed. If we could have one or two families come help watch kids while the adults are attending classes that would be awesome..
Saturday, April 27
PRAYER WALK FIESTA PARADE or IN A PARK
(Please Submit Locations & Times)
FBCSA Families & friends can join together and picnic!
Have Fun! Share Jesus! Attend Fiesta Festivities and be the loving hands & feet of Jesus to San Antonio! Share your story and God’s story. If you need help with training or ideas contact Byron Pitts.
Sunday, April 28
LACKLAND AFB: AIRMEN FOR CHRIST VOLUNTEERS
6:45 AM to 12:00 PM
Disciple and Serve those who serve you! Volunteers needed to teach the lessons, enhanced by audiovisual aids, illustrations, testimonies, & stories. We need Teachers, Drivers (need DoD ID or base pass), Host/hostess, Prayer warriors, Administrative support (distribute/gather prayer request slips, record faith decisions, record attendance, etc.).
If you have any questions, please contact Byron Pitts.