Jesus said that when we care for the hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, sick, or prisoner, we are serving him (Matthew 25).
Bring hope, peace and justice in our local community as an individual, a family or a LifeGroup. These are just some ideas to get you started.
Donate and sort on Abundance Sunday
- Bring clean, new or gently used shoes, clothes and non-perishable food on the first Sunday of every month. Leave behind your parked car or in the lobby. Join the volunteer collection crew.
Serve meals at the Rescue Mission
- The Tacoma Rescue Mission offers God’s help, hope, and healing to those experiencing homelessness in Pierce County.
Help welcome refugee families
Provide house and yard help for congregation members in need
- Oftentimes, a congregation member may be ill, elderly, or simply unable to care for their property/home like they use to. This is a great way for your LifeGroup to have fellowship together while serving a brother or sister in Christ!
Encourage church leaders overseas
- Share the message: “We are with you!” to leaders sent from Chapel Hill in diverse ministries around the world. This group seeks to love and care for our global church family through birthday cards, email check-ins, prayer, and visits.
Host and shop at Festival of Hope
- In November, this bustling fair trade sale for the community reveals the heart of God--the One who lifts up those who are bowed down! Have fun together, bring friends, and hear inspiring stories from around the world. There are many ways to get involved.
Make handcrafted cards to encourage and inspire
- This group meets monthly and many of the card makers work on cards at home, providing cards for Chapel Hill staff and Deacons who send cards to those who are sick or hospitalized, the Children’s Ministry, Giggle Harbor, and the Youth Ministry Soar.
Sew quilts and other projects
- Love to sew? Join Comfort Quilters! This group makes quilts and other sewing projects for groups from as near as the WCCW Baby Unit (women's prison on Bujacich) to the other side of the world.
Visit local prisoners
- The Washington Correctional Center for Women (WCCW) is right in our backyard. There are many ways to be a good neighbor--mentoring a woman preparing for release, writing or visiting a woman serving a sentence, or helping inmates leave prison dressed for success through the clothing closet.
Welcome local refugees
- Help our church partner World Relief as they welcome refugees to our area by becoming a Cultural Companion, donating household items for Refugee Good Neighbor Kits, or help set up a refugee apartment. Other opportunities can involve employment and temporarily housing refugees after arrival.
Reach out to people without housing
- Join a bigger group serving the homeless every third Friday night through Tacoma Street Ministries
Build positive relationships with local teens
- Want to share God's love with local students in middle school, high school, and college? There are numerous opportunities to engage with Young Life!