Where we live is the epicenter of where our faith should make a difference, so we are intentional about creating local opportunities in hopes that each person will find their own “cause” where they can give themselves away. We are passionate about putting “hands and feet” to our faith and being “go and do” Christians in helping others.
To be intentional with our influence, we have partnered with local organizations whose help we believe in. We encourage you to lend your support and time to our partners through some of the following events throughout the year:
First Saturday Block Party
The first Saturday of every month we serve a meal to a local neighborhood in Woodstock that could use our help and friendship. Our intention is to do more than just provide dinner, but to forge community with the neighborhood as we share dinner together. We come along side of Forever Fed, a BridgePointe Community Partner, and serve food out of a large truck parked directly at the site of the neighborhood.
You can sign-up to be part of the Cook Team that meets from noon – 3 p.m. at the kitchen of Hillside Methodist Church, in Towne Lake. You can also sign up for the Serve Team that arrives to the local neighborhood between 5 – 7 p.m.. They serve the dinner and then join them in eating together.
5th Sunday Food Drive
Every month in the year where there is a 5th Sunday, we bring dry & canned goods to church and drop them off at the Compassion station at church. All the food collected goes to replenish the supply at Papa’s Pantry, a BridgePointe Community Partner that provides free food for those in need in Woodstock.
During the Christmas season, we set up a creative Christmas Angel Tree in the church lobby where each community partner’s need is represented by an ornament. You can “adopt” a particular need by taking an ornament with the information you need to make the purchase. Gifts purchased are dropped off at the church and you have the exciting opportunity to participate in the deliveries.
Each spring, we select a weekend to unleash the church in the community to serve the needs of people in a practical way. We call this “Servolution.” Each Servolution has it’s own theme — it may be painting, yard work, or something else, but there is always something for everyone to participate in.