During this summer season in Flo town it is HOT! 100 degree days seem to come our way regularly! But this season is not just marked by the heat it is also marked by SERVICE. We are moving into a season of service at First Presbyterian that we call CITY PROJECT. (Instead of a “mission project” which is out of country)
This year 100′s of individuals from our church and outside our church are coming together to serve in many different ways to demonstrate the love and provision of our Lord. We will grill out a meal for our city police force.
We will refurbish three homes. We will prepare and serve a breakfast at the Parking Lot Mission.
We will spruce up the grounds at the Presbyterian Agency for the Developmentally Disabled.
We will receive donations for Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore!
We will do a blood drive for the American Red Cross. And we will pack 100,000 meals for Feed My Starving Children with others from around our community.
I have been preparing for this season by rereading a book by Tim Keller called Generous Justice. I leave you with a quote from this book as food for thought as we move together into this season. “When a city perceives a church as existing strictly and only for itself and its own members, the preaching of that church will not resonate with outsiders. But if neighbors see church members loving their city through astonishing, sacrificial deeds of compassion, they will be much more open to the church’s message. Deeds of mercy and justice should be done out of love, not simply as a means to the end of evangelism. And yet there is no better way for Christians to lay a foundation for evangelism than by doing justice. (p. 142)
Now let’s get out there!