He is the Light of the World. He is the Hope of Nations. And if we do not give Him the worship He deserves, certainly the rocks will cry out with praises.
We know that darkness is in this world. We can see how humanity longs for hope. We have seen countless idols of our society leaving people to be hopeless wanderers. But we who have submitted to the lordship of Jesus, have indeed put on Christ. And if we have put on Christ, haven’t we, then, put on His love? And if we have put on His love, then surely we are carriers of His light and messengers of His hope. Therefore, we who have put on this great love must go beyond worshiping with our voices inside the walls of a building. We must go into our city and together worship our God through the work of our hands, that the eyes of our community would be turned to Him.
On Saturday, September 26, as a family of believers, we will join for a Great Day of Service. We will be laboring together, outside of our walls, for the glory of His name; cookies for firemen, ice-cream for elderly, assisting CCA, working alongside the City of Carrollton, as well as other projects, listed below:
- Baskets for Firemen & Policemen – 17601 Marsh Lane, Dallas, TX – Volunteers will meet at the church building at 9:00 to fill baskets with games, snacks and notes of encouragement. These groups will then deliver the baskets to their designated stations throughout Carrollton. The email you received includes a detailed list of suggested donations for you to bring with you to ensure a full basket!
- City of Carrollton: City Grounds – 1700 Keller Springs Rd, Carrollton, TX – Volunteers are to meet at the work site in time to be ready to start at 9:00am! Please bring with you the signed waiver attached to the email that you received, closed-toed shoes, sunscreen, and a water bottle.
- City of Carrollton: Waterway Cleanup – 17601 Marsh Lane, Dallas, TX – Volunteers will meet at the church at 9:00am, and then carpool to Timber Creek Park, which is at the intersection of Rosemeade and Peter’s Colony. Please bring with you the signed waiver attached to the email you received, closed-toed shoes, sunscreen, and a water bottle.
- Dallas Christian College: Painting Project – 2700 Christian Pkwy, Dallas, TX – Volunteers are to meet at the work site at 9:00am! Wear your painting clothes. You will be free to leave around noon, but they are going to order pizza for everyone who can stay through 1pm!
- Donation Sorting at CCA: 900 Lakeside Parkway, Flower Mound, TX. Ages 18+ only. Volunteers are to meet at the facility at 9:00am! You must wear closed-toed shoes, and you will be finished by noon.
- Ice Cream for Assisted Living: Madison on Marsh – 2245 Marsh Lane, Carrollton, TX – Volunteers are to meet at the facility at 12:45pm, ready to start serving ice cream by 1pm!
- Ice Cream for Assisted Living: Villagio of Carrollton – 1029 Seminole Trail, Carrollton, TX – Volunteers are to meet at the facility at 12:45pm, ready to start serving ice cream by 1pm!
- Valley View Christian Church – 17601 Marsh Lane, Dallas, TX, 75287 – Volunteers are to meet at the church by 9:00am! Please wear comfortable clothes, and if your skin is sensitive to chemical cleaning materials, you may want to bring rubber gloves.
- Valley View Christian Church – 17601 Marsh Lane, Dallas, TX, 75287 – Volunteers are to meet at the church by 9:00am! Please consider bringing the following: closed toed shoes, work gloves, gardening tools, sunscreen, and a water bottle. You should be finished by noon.
What a great way to serve together. What a great opportunity to collectively reflect His glory. What a great way for us to love the people of Dallas.
Please join us in this great day of worshiping our Lord through the serving of our city.