Weekend of Service: Making a Difference in Hamilton County

For the past four years we have closed the doors of our church and sent thousands of our regular attenders into the streets of Noblesville, Fishers, Indianapolis, Cicero and so many other towns in the surrounding area.

Participants hammer nails, rake leaves, paint walls, clean gutters, care for children, write letters, collect food and so much more.  Hundreds of thousands of work-hours are invested.  Lives are changed all over the central Indiana and literally around the world.

But even before we left the parking lot we saw the possible impact of our actions.  Eight semi-truck trailers were waiting at the back of the church parking lot.  Their doors were open, the skid loaders waiting, tables for sorting set up and ready.  The expectation is that this weekend we will collect enough food from all the neighborhoods around the county to fill each and every truck.  Imagine that!  Hundreds of thousands of pounds of food gathered together in one place to help feed the needy of Hamilton County.

Last year’s collection was enough to get the pantries in our area through into the middle spring.  Wouldn’t it be amazing if we can make it possible to feed hungry people throughout the entire year? I think we can.  I’m going to do my part by filling a bag of my own and helping pick up food tomorrow.

I’ll keep you posted!