A church isn’t a place. It’s a group of people. A family.
With the family at Hendersonville, we believe our job as the church is to spread the good news of Jesus to a people disconnected from it for a variety of reasons. One way our family does this is Serve Our City on Sunday, August 6.
Our goal is to let the people of our community know we are here and that we care. We show them we care by listening to them. Hearing their stories, struggles and joys. We expect God to remove walls and open doors so there is one less barrier between them and God. We expect that, because of God and through our efforts, Jesus is more visible to everyone.
Step 1: Worship
We start by gathering for worship to anticipate what God will do and praise Him for His goodness.
We have a special schedule on August 6 to provide time for worship and enough time in the day to serve our city.
Combined Worship Gathering on August 6 • 9-10am
No classes; Children’s Worship & nursery available as usual
Step 2: Register
Next, we leave our normal Sunday afternoon behind to bless our city in the name of Jesus. Each of these service initiatives is an extension of our heart toward our community. Registration is required for each initiative to ensure consistent and thorough service throughout the day.
Service opportunities close when participation levels reach a safe maximum. All opportunities are family friendly.
Step 3: Serve
Hickory Pointe Block Party
Leader: Joe & Caitlin Klever
Where: Hickory Pointe, 1037 Center Point Road
We are organizing and running a block party for residents at Hickory Pointe, an apartment complex in an underserved area of Hendersonville. Volunteer priority is engaging with families, as well as supervising games, painting faces, cooking hamburgers and hot dogs, serving snow cones and cotton candy and more.
Gene W. Brown Elementary School Block Party
Leaders: David and Melissa Holdren
Where: Gene W. Brown Elementary School, 174 Imperial Boulevard
We are organizing and running a block party for Gene Brown Elementary School students and their families. Volunteer priority is engaging with families and students, as well as supervising games, painting faces, cooking hamburgers and hot dogs, serving snow cones and cotton candy and more.
Gene Brown Backpack & School Supply Project
Leaders: Shelby Kohring, Jon Micah Richardson & Chuck Spurlock
Where: Hangar, Hendersonville Church of Christ
We are continuing our tradition of providing backpacks and school supplies to families in our community. Volunteer priority is engaging with families and students, as well as supervising the shopping for free school supplies.
Matthew 25 Ministry Luncheon
Leader: David White
Where: 625 Benton Avenue, Nashville
Matthew 25 is a homeless shelter and transitional housing unit for veterans and those recently incarcerated. Volunteers have lunch with the residents, play games and pray together.
Room In The Inn & Matthew 25 Backpacks
Leaders: Jan & Kathy Blackwell
Where: Annex, Hendersonville Church of Christ
Volunteers pack 120 backpacks with various supplies including winter clothing, hand-written notes of encouragement and other necessities.
Christian Manor Luncheon
Leaders: Tim & Velva Davidson
Where: Gym, Hendersonville Church of Christ
We are planning a luncheon with the 135 residents of Christian Manor. Volunteers participate in cooking, setting up the meal, serving, cleaning up and spending time with the residents.
Sumner County Board of Education Food Packs
Leaders: Richard & Cathey Castle
Where: Annex, Hendersonville Church of Christ
Volunteers assemble food packs to help the board of education serve community needs throughout the school year.
Christian Manor Care Packages
Leaders: Mabel Jordan, Susan Sweeney
Where: Meet in Tea Room before going to Christian Manor
Volunteers assemble 135 care packages for Christian Manor residents. Packages include handwritten notes of encouragement, baked goods and various necessities.
When: Following 9am Worship Gathering
Volunteers write notes to thank people at the various other events for allowing us to serve them.
At least one volunteer at each location gathers video documentation of events. A DSLR or other HD-capable camera is requested.
Contact Brian Holaway to volunteer.
We realize that while several of our service opportunities are geared toward a variety of participation options, everyone may not be able to volunteer on August 6.
Join Serve Our City by donating to various projects to help cover the cost of our outreach.
Contact Tony Brimingham for information on how you can make a financial difference on August 6.