Last Sunday morning, Michael asked the question,
“What might it look like to follow Jesus in the midst of this coronavirus storm?”
In light of this question, here are some opportunities to serve.
Four Ways to Follow Jesus this Week
There are two opportunities to serve through Lunch Break in Red Bank. Lunch Break is a local non-profit that provides food, clothing, life-skills, and fellowship to those in need. They will need more and more help in the weeks and months to come. Park Church wants to help.
1. Deliver meals.
Jesus fed hungry people – we should too. Lunch Break needs TWO volunteer drivers to commit to delivering meals every THURSDAY AFTERNOON at 1:30 PM. Interested? Want more info? Contact us.
2. Donate food and needed supplies.
In a time of empty grocery store shelves, following Jesus means being generous. These high-need items can be dropped off directly at Lunch Break (following Lunch Break’s process) during their hours or at Park Church’s building (31 Park Rd) between 4PM Thursday through 12PM on Friday (a donation bin will be placed under the overhang in the front entrance where the big Park Church logo is):
- Instant oatmeal in individual packets
- Canned soup
- Canned beans
- Canned green beans
- Peanut butter
- Canned tuna
- Toilet paper
3. Donate blood!
Blood donations are needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is safe to donate blood. Coronavirus is not transmitted through blood, and donation centers take special measures to ensure social distancing, pre-screening and safety protocols.
Make an Appointment to Donate:
Those who are healthy, feeling well and eligible to give blood or platelets are urged to make an appointment through one of the two organizations that collect blood in NJ (there are others as well!):
Vitalant (includes upcoming drives at Hackensack Meridian Health locations)
American Red Cross
4. Write a letter to your neighbors.
One tangible way to love our neighbors right now is simply to write a letter to each one introducing yourself, offering to help if there is a need, then providing basic contact information. Michael recently did this with his kids and shared his experience in this Park Post.
We hope that you are doing well in this time, are drawing closer to Jesus, and are finding ways to bear witness to him. We are excited to worship “together” again this Sunday at 9:00 online (at parkchurchnj.com, Facebook, and YouTube!).
Like we said last Sunday, if you need help at this time, please contact us.
Whether it’s emotional, physical, spiritual, financial, or any other kind of need – do not go through it alone. Let us know of your need, and we’ll reach out to help you.
Our Community Groups are connecting weekly through virtual meetings, and are proving to be a vital lifeline for those who are involved. If you want to get involved with a Group at this time, we strongly encourage you to do so. Fill out this form and we will work to connect you to a Group.