Even though the situation in the Philippines has begun to fade from the headlines, the needs of folks on the ground are still very much a reality. This weekend Restoration has an opportunity to serve in this area. We’re going to be teaming up with Cherrydale Baptist and an organization called Convoy of Hope to package meals that will be sent to the Philippines. We’ll all get into an assembly line and find the fastest way to package as many meals as we can – with the goal of 60,000 meals.
It’s a lot of fun: it’s fast paced, the room is full of good people, and you even get to wear a hairnet. Several months ago a bunch of us participated in a similar event and we had a great time. By the middle of our time there, I didn’t think we’d make our goal of 50,000 meals. But by the end, we had actually packed 60,000. So, I know it can be done!
To meet this goal, we need as many of us as can make it. And, while it might not seem like the typical contemplative Advent activity, I think it will be a great way for us to reflect on the needs of this broken world that we talked about in our last sermon series and the ways God is using his Kingdom to bring restoration.
Here are the details:
Where: Cherrydale Baptist Church, 3919 Lorcom Lane, Arlington
When: December 14th, 9am-12pm
What to bring: Any drinks and snacks you might need to keep you moving!
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!