Labor of Love by Germantown Churches
On Labor Day, September 1, 2014, five Germantown churches: St. George’s Episcopal, Germantown United Methodist, Germantown Presbyterian, Kingsway Christian and New Bethel Baptist, are joining together to serve the community in a Labor of Love! Partnering with MIFA, the five churches will give members the choice of several ministry opportunities to serve neighbors in need: (1) filling bags for MIFA’s Emergency Services, (2) cleaning yards and doing minor home repairs, and (3) delivering meals in selected areas. There’s something for everyone so all ages can participate.
The senior ministers of the churches: The Rev. Dorothy Sanders Wells, Rev. Richard Smith, Rev. Will Jones, Rev. Ryan Starr and Rev. Donald Ester, have been in dialogue about ways to bring their congregations together for shared worship or community ministry opportunities, and from that dialogue, the concept of Labor of Love was born.
The churches will gather on Labor Day morning at 8:00 a.m. at St. George's for a time of reflection and prayer together. From that time of shared community, members will head out to share their love with our sisters and brothers in the greater community.
Church members who will be unable to participate in any of the day’s activities are still encouraged to take part in Labor of Love by bringing items to fill the bags for MIFA’s Emergency Services, provide yard tools, trash bags, coolers of water for use by the teams who will clean yards, or provide trailers for transporting the yard equipment.
The five ministers are encouraging all of their members to look at the many ways that they can serve their neighbors on this Labor Day, and find their place in Labor of Love!
Kingsway Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
7887 Poplar Ave.
Germantown, TN 38138
Phone: (901) 683-3505