Invitation to Volunteer for Mercy Boot Camp 2.0
Recap on Season 1:
We’ve handed out food bags every Sunday from November to April: 6 months, 26 Sundays, 800 bags to hungry people in our Street Parish including many visitors.
We have two types of bags, small and large, that we alternate each week. The small holds two sandwiches ready to eat, a bag of potato chips, zip top can of hearty chicken soup, twelve wieners, dry soup bag, cookies and a fruit juice. The big bag has two mac and cheese, two dry soup, a sleeve of crackers, cans cans of pork and beans, a can of luncheon meat, chicken bologna and wieners. We spend approximately $1000/ month for this food. It has a tremendous impact on the recipients.
We share the food and we share the good news about Jesus. We always offer to pray with those who come and invite them into relationship with Jesus. Many know Jesus, some don’t.
Until now we’ve had various faithful volunteers each Sunday with no structured schedule.
The hungry count on us every week. Our Street Parish has been held together by this touch point activity throughout Covid-19.
Mercy Boot Camp 2.0: Season 2, May-Aug
We envision an opportunity to expand the volunteer participation for serving those who are at risk in our neighbourhood and community. The plan is to find 16 volunteers to form 4 teams of 3 people to help every 4th week. We’d also like to have 4 people on a standby list.
One person hands out the food bags, one serves coffee, the other serves cookies. All food prep logistics are handled beforehand and are not the team’s responsibility.
This new plan will start on May 9.
The commitment is 1 hour every 4th Sunday from 9:30-10:30am.
In total we seek 16 Mercy Boot Camp volunteers for the 4 summer months. No experience necessary. Just a passion with a heart of mercy to feed those who are hungry.
- Week Firsts rotation: May 9 + June 6 + July 4 + Aug 1 (1 more needed)
- Week Seconds rotation: May 16 + June 13 + July 11 + Aug 8 (3 needed)
- Week Thirds rotation: May 23 + June 20 + July 18 + Aug 15 (3 needed)
- Week Fourths rotation: May 30 + June 27 + July 25 + Aug 22 (3 needed)
Please contact the office: hello@WCVchurch.ca / 240-582-2900
or John: johnrademaker1(at)gmail.com / 204-228-0042.
In Matthew 25 Jesus said “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat… When did we see you hungry and feed you?… Truly I tell you whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sister of mine, you did for me.” (vs 35 & 40 NIV)
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