Service Sunday revisited

Service Sunday hit a new high by making 130 lunches for those in need at Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County. A request for Christmas cookies resulted in all sorts of goodies pouring into the church doors from thoughtful bakers at St. Martin’s and our caring community partner, Fever United Soccer. These cookies were carefully packed into lunches that will hopefully bring a bright spot to some folks as we draw closer to Christmas.

Service Sunday helps tweens get involved in service.

Service Sunday helps tweens get involved in service.

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130 lunches feed those in need.

Service Sunday is more than providing a meal. The lunch sacks are prayerfully decorated by children and adults at St. Martin’s. They craft thoughtful, beautiful and inspiring messages that make a difference to those they may never meet. One particular artist at St. Martin’s also crafted paper Christmas trees this month to go in each lunch. “This ministry is a blessing for me.” said a faithful Service Sunday volunteer. Service Sunday is a transformative ministry, providing a place for anyone to serve others in the community. Volunteers find that Service Sunday makes a difference in their own lives as well. See all the pics from Service Sunday in December 2015.

Our Elf hangs out in a Service Sunday lunch sack.

Our Elf hangs out in a Service Sunday lunch sack.

It’s also a great place to start your journey of faith and service at St. Martin’s. It’s a joy to see a toddler or young child find purpose and know that they are helping someone. It’s also inspiring to see children and teens lead this ministry and work weekly and monthly keeping the people of UGM in the forefront with monthly giving campaigns that help the men, women and children living at UGM.

Baking for Service Sunday

Baking for Service Sunday

A newcomer recently commented that they were immediately able to help lend a hand at Service Sunday. It’s a ministry that welcomes all and there are many ways to help.

Be an early bird or stay and help this ministry

Many thanks go to early birds who come to church on the second Sunday of each month at 9:30 am to help set up supplies for Service Sunday. This ministry also needs those who can volunteer after the 10:30 am service to make and transport lunches to UGM. Also, this ministry would not be able to function without the support and donations of food and supplies that are graciously provided each month. Let’s keep it up!

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