Tell us your stories about your MY HOPE event
or what other ways you are reaching your neighbors.
Thanks to all those that provided funds for our Thanksgiving Dinners!! Please be praying for the families to feel the love of Christ as we pray with them and that they will accept our invitation to come to Christmas Packages with their family also! We will distribute on November 21.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD COLLECTION WILL BE NOVEMBER 17. For more information about this ministry please contact the Global Missions office at 678.718.1390.
Christmas Packages Helpers - Be an "elf" at one of our venues and help our guests find their way around as they have an evening of fun and feel the "spirit" of Christmas. You can help with crafts, face paint, chow down or be a greeter or guide. All require a smiing face and angelic attitude. We supply the elf hat! Shifts are from 3:30-5:30 or 5:30 -7:30. You can help and enjoy the fun too! Sign up online in event registration.
Shop with a Greyhound - We are partners in education with Pope High School and will be partnering with their Christmas Outreach. They partner students with younger children to take them Christmas Shopping for their families. We will be providing NEW and GENTLY USED Books for the children to choose for themselves and their siblings. If you would like to donate a book or two, please drop them off in the Library in the Christmas Box. Books should be appropriate for ages 5-11. We will provide Hot Chocolate for the event also. To help with distribution on Dec 14, contact Outreach office.
Breakfast with Santa - at Walton Apartments on December 14. Be Santa's Helper by making pancakes, serving, and assisting Santa while he greets the children and shares the TRUE meaning of Christmas with them. The residents at Walton are very appreciative, diverse and easy to get to know. The children attend Sope Creek, Dickerson and Walton and many play Upward Sports, so you may run into someone you already know! Call Outreach to volunteer.
Adopt a local family - Through Pastoral Care and Social Workers at the local schools we will adopt a few families to help with Christmas Needs. If you are interested in coming along side a local family to provide and pray for them, please contact Outreach or Pastoral Care.
Christmas Caroling is a great way to meet your neighbors!! Start up a group in your neighborhood or join up with ours on December 22 from 6-7:30. email email@example.com for more detail.
10 ideas for building relationships with your neighbors and co-workers.
1. Special Delivery - Notice when you get a new
neighbor and go to meet them. See details below
how we can help!
2. PRAY for your neighbors.
3. Dessert or Cookout - invite 1 family or all the
surrounding families and start building those
4. Mini Collections/Drives - include your neighbors in collection for
items as we do drives at church. Let them know where it's
going and how they can help.
5. Tailgate in your driveway or clubhouse parking lot-
Get your neighbors together to enjoy a game or go to the park and create your own game!
6. Invite your neighbors to church with you. Grab lunch afterwards. Offer to pick them up.
7. Neighborhood Association Activities - Go to your neighborhood activities if you are available.
Great chance to meet your neighbors.
8. Go for a WALK - Just a simple act like going for a walk or taking the dog for a walk around the neighborhood
can help you meet people. If you don't run into anyone, start praying for each house as you pass by, just keep
your eyes open while you're walking :)
9. Go to a local high school game- Go with your neighbor or meet someone there. You are bound
to meet someone new or see someone you haven't run into in a while.
10. Start a Bible Study - Click here for a great website for starting a Neighborhood Bible Study.
CREATE a BLOCK PARTY in your neighborhood or with your Sports Team- We have Equipment for you to borrow.
Give us a date you are interested in and we will let you know if the equipment is available. We have sound system, moonwalk, sno cone machine, popcorn machine, blowup basketball game that are all options. We provide popcorn and sno cone juices. Call outreach or email firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about your neighborhood or team event. *to be used for outreach purposes, no personal parties, please.
Red Cross Blood Drive
December Drive on the 11th, 2-6 pm
Sign up at www.redcrossblood.org with sponsor code jfbc.
We will be having a blood drive every month in 2013. Put the 2nd Thursday on your calendar and you can help in multiple ways---
1. Give every other month.
2. Volunteer at the registration or the refreshment table at the drive.
3. Provide baked goods to make our refreshments extra special!
4. Tell your friends and neighbors there is a close place to give with friendly volunteers and great refreshments!
5. Pray that everyone that comes will feel the spirit of Christ at Johnson Ferry!
Kid's Hope USA Mentoring Program at Local Schools
One child, one hour, once a week...change a life!
You can be partnered with a child from Murdock Elementary or Powers Ferry Elementary for the entire 2013-2014 school year to meet with them one hour per week and show them God's Love in a tangilble way. Matches are bases on needs and time available. You only have one child and you also choose or recieve a prayer partner to pray behind the scenes for you and your child. Last year we had 18 mentors at Murdock and there was not a negative comment! It was a positive for the children, the mentors, the teachers and the parents!
Do you have a new neighbor that you would like to welcome to the neighborhood and let them know about Johnson Ferry? The Outreach office will supply you with a welcome bag and information for your new neighbor. You can add to it or take it as is.
Resource Needs Group
Would you like to serve a single mom or an elderly neighbor with your gifts and resources? We all need a little help sometimes and our church community can lend a hand. We will email you when someone has a need such as a specific item, a small home project, yard work or an errand.
Opportunities in Local Schools
We are partners in Education with several local schools that feed into our children and youth groups. We also serve in schools where no "official" partnership exists. If you have a heart to be on a team for your child's or grandchild's school or just one that is on your heart, please call us about opportunities.
Some examples would be:
Service projects requested by school
Volunteer team to encourage the teachers and administration
Has God laid a ministry to our community on your heart?
We believe that it is the investment in our own families and in our own neighborhoods that strengthen our church. Has God been leading you to do ministry right here in your own Jerusalem? Call to find out how we might be able to come along side you in a ministry that is within our purpose and core values.