When Jesus was asked, "...which commandment in the law is the greatest?" he answered "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the greatest and first commandment. And the second is like it; 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments hand all the law and the prophets." (Matthew 22:36-40).
In the same story in Luke's Gospel (Luke 10:25-37) Jesus' questioner (wanting to justify himself) then asks, "Who is my neighbor?" Jesus follows up with the familiar parable of the Good Samaritan. At the end of that parable Jesus asks, "...which of these three [characters in the parable] do you think was a neighbor to the man [who was the victim of the story]?" The answer, of course, is the one who showed mercy. Jesus then said, "Go and do likewise." This is why we serve. To truly be a neighbor the way Jesus defines it is to serve our neighbor in need, no matter who they are.
We are happy to share the resources we have with the community. We host a wide array of non-profit groups and family events for little or no cost.
We also get directly involved in caring for our neighbors. Join in on one of our mission or service activities and literally "go and do" what is needed. Love your neighbor with not only your heart and soul, but with your mind, your hands, your feet, your whole body!
Money is essentially "you in a bottle" or you in portable form. You may not be able to physically "go and do" what your neighbor needs. But, by funding various missions and ministries beyond our walls we are able to be the kind of help that our neighbor needs. For more on how your gift us used click here.