In late 2017, over 150 people from 15 churches got together in fellowship, worship, and education and discussion about mission. In 2018, we led 3 Disaster Relief trips to Houston. In 2019, we have gone bigger!
The Day of Service on May 4, 2019 saw needs met in 19 areas throughout our region by more than 220 people from 20 churches! The Great Co-Mission started with the idea that a diverse group of churches can accomplish more than any one church. This Day of Service is another demonstration of that. Here is a list of the opportunities that were met.
- Visiting and entertaining residents of assisted living facilities
- Assembling hygiene kits for disaster victims and refugees for distribution by Church World Service
- Grounds clean up at Royer-Greaves School for the blind
- Construction with Habitat for Humanity in Coatesville
- Serving a fining dining meal to the homeless and needy at the Hope Cafe of CityTeam in Chester
- Home repair with GoodWorks in Downingtown
- Landscaping at Radnor Township Civic Association
- Making casseroles for homeless in Philadelphia
- Planting a butterfly garden at Simpson Meadows
- Sprint clean-up at Rosemont Campus of theVillage
- Tree planting at the Brandywine Conservancy
- Loading a 40-foot shipping container with furniture, bicycles, clothing, school supplies and other needed items for ministry partners in Belize, Central America
- Packing care packages for Aid for Friends to be delivered to homebound individuals in the 5 county area
- Preparing food boxes for It Takes a Village
- Collected and transported donations for Westminster Presbyterian's Thrift Shop
- Cleanup of the garden area of General Wayne Elementary School (by Cub Scout Pack 98)
We're already looking forward to May 2, 2020!