We made “blessing bags” to give away to individuals who are homeless. At the start of our worship service, we assembled clear ziploc bags containing: New Testament Bibles, warm black socks, water bottle, toothbrush, toothpaste, nut bar, cereal bar, bar of soap, plastic spoon & applesauce, chocolate bar, can of Vienna sausages, tissues, shampoo, conditioner, hard candy, hand cream, chewing gum. We added invitations to church, lists of phone numbers / website for help agencies in our area, personal notes of love and encouragement, and decorated with Valentine stickers. We prayed over the recipients of each bag and at the close of the service we each took bags to distribute in coming weeks.
We prayed daily along with many thousands of other believers during the season of Lent using the prayer guide, Seek God for the City.
We served at Lilburn Co-op by mowing, cleaning, repairing, and sorting out donations of clothing and food to be distributed to needy individuals and families in our community, while strengthening relationships with one another.
We wrote cards of encouragement and prayer for the principal and 7 vice-principals at Lilburn Middle School (as a practical outcome of praying for schools following tragic recent school shootings). We delivered the cards along with a box of “Merci” chocolates each – we greatly value the rich relationships we have with this wonderful school staff!
We did our 15th quarterly adopt-a-road cleanup on Harbins Rd, Lilburn. The bridge construction is getting closer to completion!
Since Easter fell on April 1st, the day before (actually in March!) we visited about 100 homes in the neighborhood of the church and gave away flower seed packets along with an invitation to worship with us any time. It was a lovely way to bless our neighbors and get to know some of them.
We again made “blessing bags” at the start of our worship service to give away to individuals who are homeless. We assembled clear ziploc bags containing: New Testament Bibles, warm black socks, water bottle, toothbrush, toothpaste, nut bar, cereal bar, bar of soap, plastic spoon & applesauce, chocolate bar, can of Vienna sausages, tissues, shampoo, conditioner, hard candy, hand cream, chewing gum. We added invitations to church, lists of phone numbers / website for help agencies in our area, and personal notes of love and encouragement. We prayed over the recipients of each bag and at the close of the service we each took bags to distribute in coming weeks.
We served at the Lilburn Co-op, reaching out to families and individuals in our community by offering practical assistance with food, clothing, and household items.
We celebrated World Relief Refugee Sunday by praying for refugees around the world and giving financial support to World Relief.
We did our 16th quarterly adopt-a-road cleanup on Harbins Rd, Lilburn. The bridge construction is finally completed, so we were able to walk straight through for the first time in over a year!
Celebration Singers (3 children + 2 adults) visited Sunrise at Five Forks and gave two concerts for the residents in Assisted Living and Memory Care.
Our children’s choir, the Celebration Singers, performed two mini-concerts at Sunrise at Five Forks, bringing joy to the main level residents and those in memory care. The children sang “Amazing Grace”, “Caterpillar”, “Clouds”, and “Kye Kye Kuli”.
Per our annual commitment, we delivered a lot of school supplies for students at Lilburn Middle School and had a wonderful time of prayer together with school staff and teachers as we cried out to God on behalf of students and families. What an honor it is to serve God by partnering with our community this way.
We gave out T-shirts to each one in our church, then circled up and prayed for Lilburn Daze and our community. We plan to offer free prayer, encouraging words, and cups of cool water, in Jesus’ name, to all who stop by our booth on Saturday, October 13th, 9:00am-5:00pm, in Lilburn Park.
We did our 17th quarterly adopt-a-road cleanup on Harbins Rd, Lilburn. Ten eager helpers showed up and enjoyed the cameraderie of the cleanup (plus the coffee and donuts afterwards!) – here’s a photo of some of our crew cooling off in the shade –
Our newly launched Awana Club reached 7 families / 14 students aged 2-10 in Puggles, Cubbies, Sparks, and T&T! A team of 9 leaders (Allen, Amy, Beth, Dawn, Karen, Margy, Mari, Noah, Paul) served the kids each week, along with the blessing of 5 additional guest teachers (Bart, Mark, Scott, Sunny, Theresa).
Celebration Singers (5 children + 2 adults) visited Atria of Tucker and gave two concerts for the residents in Assisted Living and Memory Care.
We prepared, prayed for, and sent off dozens of Christmas box gifts for children through Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.
We did our 18th quarterly adopt-a-road cleanup on Harbins Rd, Lilburn. Due to inclement weather and widespread illness, we rescheduled twice, with Bart & Beth getting out there to keep our commitment to our community!
Celebration Singers “Christmas Edition” (20 adults and children) visited Atria of Tucker and sang about a dozen Christmas songs for the residents. The children prepared Christmas cards and treats to share with each resident!
We began a prayer initiative to pray for the persecuted church, using prayer guides from The Voice of the Martyrs.