BE THE CHURCH DAY
Sunday, November 5, 2023
Our 2023 Be the Church Day is coming up on November 5th!
We will meet here at the church at 8 AM and then go to our assigned projects. Lunch will be ready to serve by 11:30 AM - come back after your project is completed for food and fellowship!
One of our core values at LCC is “Using what God entrusted to us.” We believe that God has gifted each of us with abilities to serve others! On Be the Church Day, in lieu of regular worship services, we will take this morning to "be the church" outside of our walls and do various service projects for those in our community. We are so excited to see where God will use our church family this year! See the list below for information on this year's projects!
Project sign-ups for 2023 are now open!
2023 BTCD Project Categories
House Projects: Teams will work together to complete minor home repairs and/or yard cleanup. Please contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any house project ideas for this year. **Family/kid-friendly projects available.
Partner with a Non-Profit: Teams will work with a local non-profit to accomplish various projects. **Family/kid-friendly projects available.
Amazing Grace at Logan Place - Amazing Grace (Edwardsville) seeks to provide young women with gospel-centered mentoring, hope and encouragement. Volunteers are needed to help decorate for Christmas! Donations of Christmas decorations are encouraged - come ready to be creative! **Elementary-age children and older are welcome to join with adult supervision.
Restore Decor - Restore Decor (Edwardsville) is a volunteer organization that recycles and resells furniture with all proceeds benefiting local charities and people in need. BTCD volunteers will be painting furniture. No experience or tools/supplies required. Just wear your painting clothes! **Not for children under 12 years old. Children 12 years and older can attend but must be signed up with an adult to supervise.
3 Little Birds 4 Life - This nonprofit (Collinsville) seeks to help adults who have been diagnosed with cancer by spreading kindness through financial assistance, care packages, flowers, and a variety of other ways. Volunteers are needed for demo work, painting, organization and inventory of care packages. **Not for children under 12 years old. Children 12 years and older can attend but must be signed up with an adult to supervise.**
Holy Sews - This nonprofit serves families who have been impacted by stillbirth and perinatal bereavement, by distributing layettes. BTCD volunteers will prepare supplies to make layettes for stillborn babies born in the second trimester. Sewing opportunities available, but no sewing skills required to sign up! If you cut, count, tie a bow, or hot glue, we have jobs for you! This project will be at the church with direction from the organization. *Kid-Friendly*
Equipping the Called - This nonprofit (Collinsville) helps foster families and children in foster care by providing clothing, toiletries, and needed items. Volunteers will sort/organize clothing, shoes & socks. Items will need to be placed in proper areas for storage or out for clients in shopping area. May hang shelves, mirrors, etc. **Kid-friendly with supervision**
Good Samaritan House - This nonprofit (Granite City) serves as a shelter for women and children impacted by domestic violence. Volunteers will be doing general maintenance to the building and some light painting. **Kid-friendly with supervision.**
Clean Community Project - This is a way for Madison County residents to help clean up their streets and neighborhoods. This group will work together to help clean up trash along Governors Parkway and the surrounding neighborhoods. Toolkits and all supplies provided. **Children can participate, but must be signed up with an adult to supervise.**
Emergency Worker Appreciation: Groups will travel to share snacks and cards of appreciation to predetermined Emergency Worker locations. **Family/kid-friendly projects available.
Nursing Home: This group will be putting on a full church service for the residents of Elmwood Nursing Home in Maryville; we will have worship, a message, and plenty of time to visit with and welcome the residents. **Family/kid-friendly
LCC Childcare: This amazing group of volunteers will remain at the LCC building and help care for infant through preschool-age children who are not able to attend projects with their families.
BTCD Pastors: The BTCD Pastors will tend to the families who are recipients of House Project work. They spend time getting to know the family, praying with the family and giving information to the LCC staff/leadership if the family needs additional assistance moving forward. The goal is to connect and bless these families through this outreach.