One of the things I love about our DoSomethingDC partnerships is the ability to meet specific needs as they arise. While most of our work with our partners involves ongoing activities or things planned long in advance, some of our greatest impact comes by meeting unplanned and urgent needs.
Our DoSomethingDC team recently became aware of one of those needs through the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center. They have an urgent need for diapers (sizes 1,4 and 5) and clothes (boys sizes 3T and 4T). So, this Sunday and next, we’re going to have a donation center set up in the lobby of the Synetic Theater. If you’re looking for an immediate way to have a real impact in our community, this is for you! Just buy one or more of the above items and bring them with you to church on Sunday. It’s that simple.
We talk a lot about living for restoration in DC. This is part of how it happens. I hope you’ll join Laura and I in doing something to serve the families of the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center this Sunday.
At the center of the Christmas story is an infant King who was born to ransom His people from their sin. The King of all glory came to live a life of humble service, outrageous sacrifice and selfless love. The One who created the universe left the throne of heaven for the throng of humanity.
We’ll never fully experience the joy of Christmas if we don’t find ways to free our hearts from the greed, stress and self-indulgence that can so easily sneak into our hearts this time of year. Finding a way to serve this Christmas is really about finding a way to maximize our joy this season.
That’s why I’m so excited for the work our DoSomethingDC team has done in creating two different ways for us to serve our city through our ministry partners.
Our friends at the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center have a huge need for diapers for families who can’t afford them. They’ve told us the one thing we could do that would have the largest impact this Christmas is help replenish their supply of diapers. So, we’re collecting diapers at our worship gatherings on Sunday, December 14th and 21st. All you need to do is go buy a pack of diapers (any size) and bring them with you to Restoration City.
Our friends at Casa Chirilagua are hosting a Christmas party for the community they serve on Saturday, December 20th from 7-9 pm. They are looking for a number of volunteers to serve with them in very specific capacities. I’m so grateful that God opened up a door for us as a church to help defray some of the cost of this party. But I would love to see a number of you join Laura and I in serving the Casa Chirilagua community the evening of the 20th. You can get more info and sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4eafa92ca64-20142
I don’t ever want us to lose sight of the fact that the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve (Mark 10:45). Following Jesus means adopting that same mindset and translating that mindset into action and generosity. I hope you don’t miss the chance to be a part of DoSomethingDC this Christmas season.