Last year, WBC participated for the first time in an event called Faith in Action Day. For one Sunday in October, we canceled worship and Sunday School so that everyone could engage in acts of service to our local community. We had over 300 people sharing God's love with our neighbors in a practical way...on a Sunday morning! Afterward, we ate lunch together in the gym and shared stories. I heard, over and over that day and in the days to come, "We've got to do this again!"
Well, that's the plan.
This year, Faith in Action Day is scheduled for October 10. That's right, 10/10/10, which should be easy to remember. We'll do many of the same projects we did last year (and pray for a sunny day this time around). We're also planning some new opportunities. Here's what we're working on so far:
Project at McNamara Elementary
Women's Pregnancy Center
Westbury Square Cleanup
Handing out water bottles on Braes Bayou jogging trail
Worship services at a local nursing home
Serving the homeless at the Beacon
Repairing a local home
Helping out at Braes Interfaith Ministries resale shop
An outreach-focused prayer meeting in our sanctuary
There will be more projects added to that list. For now, be in prayer for the event.