Love Your Neighbor Drive

This winter, we are collecting HEARTY CANNED SOUP to distribute to our local food banks. You can help by bringing in large cans of HEARTY SOUP that our Neighborhood Groups will distribute locally. In addition, we will also be making soup donations to The Lamb Center to help feed those facing food insecurity. Drop-off donations in the church lobby anytime between February 22 through March 8.

Love Your Neighbor Event

Love Your Neighbor Events give Neighborhood Groups engaging, structured opportunities to gather together and live out our core value of serving. We invite all of our Neighborhood Groups to a Love Your Neighbor Event during each ten-week group cycle. Mark your calendars for our next Neighborhood Group Love Your Neighbor serving event, Friday, March 27th!

ORDINARY PEOPLE MAKING AN IMPACT
FOR THE KINGDOM RIGHT HERE

To love people and see them raised to life in Christ requires us to be BOLD in our declarations and firm in our FAITH. Banding together in Neighborhood Groups, we are inspired and encouraged by one another, while our acts of serving and loving others is covered in prayer.

What does it look like for Neighborhood Groups to be
the greatest influence in our neighborhoods and communities?

The church body is collectively called to carry out the greatest commandment to love God and love others. By serving together as the hands and feet of Jesus, Neighborhood Groups are demonstrating a love grown out of grace and mercy and not one born of debate, desperation, obligation, or guilt and lacking the one thing that only Jesus has to give – HOPE.

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NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVES

In order to help alleviate the strain on human resources in local organizations, Neighborhood Initiatives provide consistent serving opportunities. Teams not only serve together but build life-giving relationships with one another and the broader community.

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Fairfax FISH

FISH responds to requests from local citizens who are in temporary need of life’s basic necessities. Serve by delivering groceries to people living in the Fairfax City limits or answering the hotline from your home/cell phone on our duty day (one 4 hour shift Monday or Wednesday per month, between 8:30am-4:30 pm). Training provided.

Location: Fairfax, VA

Time Commitment: 2 – 8 hours

Frequency for Individual Volunteers: Monthly, second Monday or Wednesday of each month

Volunteers: Adults only

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The Lamb Center

The Lamb Center is a daytime drop in center serving the poor and homeless. Serve by preparing and delivering a hot meal and/or helping with odd jobs around the center. Individual opportunities include a scheduled service on the Second Saturday of each month with a team from Fairfax preparing, delivering, and serving breakfast. Neighborhood Group opportunities vary with the current needs, but can include meal preparation as well as other one-time service opportunities. 

Location: Fairfax, VA

Time Commitment: 3 – 4 hours

Frequency for Individual Volunteers: Monthly, second Saturday of each month (7:00 to 10:00am)

Volunteers: Adults and Teens (13+)

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Young Life Capernaum

YoungLife Capernaum (YLC) gives teenagers with disabilities the chance to develop friendships, challenge their limits while building self-esteem and having fun. Individuals can serve by gathering with this community two to three Wednesdays per month. Neighborhood Group opportunities are available throughout the year during special events.

Location: Fairfax, VA

Time: 2.5 – 10 hours

Frequency: two to four Wednesdays per month

Volunteers: Family friendly, elementary age and up

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Pat's Hats

Pat’s Hats meets in the Great Room each Sunday after the 5pm service to loom/knit one-of-a-kind creations as an expression of love for those in our local and global community. Hats are distributed to various locations from the local county school system to global ministries serving around the world. This is a great opportunity open to individuals on Sunday night or neighborhood groups who want to learn together and help with distribution to local area agencies.

Location:  Fairfax, VA

Time Commitment: 1.5 hours

Frequency:  Weekly

Volunteers:  all ages

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Friends for Life

When our friends in YoungLife Capernaum turn 22 years of age they ‘graduate out’ and are often in search of a welcoming community to continue living and learning about Jesus. Individual opportunities to serve by providing meaningful interaction through bible study, fellowship, and service between our adult friends with special needs and outreach volunteers. Neighborhood Group opportunities are available throughout the year to serve alongside this community during special events.

Location:  Fairfax, VA

Time Commitment:  2.5 – 10 hours

Frequency:  two to four Thursdays per month

Volunteers:  Adults and Teens

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Third Serve

New Hope Fellowship is a Christian faith ministry partnering with the poor and homeless in Fairfax. Third Serve offers individuals an opportunity to contribute to a preplanned potluck lunch, serve, gather, and worship with the congregation of New Hope Fellowship on the third Sunday of each month.  Neighborhood Groups participate with Third Serve or contribute in various other ways as needs arise in this growing congregation.

Location: Chantilly, VA

Time Commitment:  3 – 5 hours

Frequency:  Monthly, third Sunday of each month (10am – 1pm)

Volunteers:  Adults

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OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Serving has the greatest impact when our individual strengths and passions are strategically utilized to accomplish God’s mission in the world. Occasionally, other opportunities arise that allow us to match skill sets with intentional mentorship and needs within the church – locally and globally

Opportunities include:

  • teaching ESL
  • mentoring people with sensory needs
  • teacher development
  • budget counseling
  • landscaping
  • car repairs
  • navigating the social services system
  • providing trucks or trailers for moving
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