COVID-19 Community Response

Community Response

Over the next few weeks we plan to continue our efforts to support the ongoing healing taking place within our city. In addition to those, we want to encourage you to reach out as individuals, families, groups, or companies to serve the community around you. Spend some time considering the ideas below. We want to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We are better together!

Hope Street Food Pantry

Families in our community often face food insecurity due to unexpected job loss, death or illness, or other life situations. Being food insecure doesn’t mean a family is homeless, it simply means that after prioritizing expenses like rent, mortgage, utilities, car payments, medical bills and prescription medication, food is not the top priority.

Serve Those You Know

We all know someone who is directly affected by the current events. Our aim as a church is to provide both short and long term support for those impacted. Please consider how you can serve the following:

  • Do you know an essential workforce family? (police, fire, medical, social work, etc.)
  • Do you know someone who is in the vulnerable population?
  • Do you know a family who is now struggling to find childcare?
  • Have you noticed how overworked the grocery store employees are?
  • Be a listening ear, offer encouragement, or pray with them.
  • Make their grocery or pharmacy run for them.
  • Provide a gift card for meals or coffee.
  • Make them a home-cooked meal.
  • Offer free childcare.
  • Send a note, make a thank you card, have your family help as well.
  • Please don’t purchase more than what you need.
  • Buy a gift card from a small business to help them with income, and then use the gift card a few months from now.
  • Reach out to a distant friend and reconnect.
  • Invite friends and family over to watch our service with you.

You know your friends and how they will best receive help.
This is where we can lean in best as a church. In the days, weeks, and months ahead, many will need us to rally around and support them in very tangible, personal ways.

How can my family or small group serve?

  • Stock the break room of local first responders and hospitals with water and non-perishable health foods.
  • Adopt your local fire house: drop off snacks, cards, build a relationship, find ways you can serve them.