Caring for our city... one block at a time!
EVERY SATURDAY AT 9:30 AM - no sign-up necessary, just come on out! We meet in the Multi-Purpose Room for prayer and debriefing, and then spend the morning out in the neighbourhood. (Click here for this week's update: Adopt-a-Block Blog)
Evangelism that you can do!
For so many of us, the idea of sharing our faith is a challenging thing. Sharing our faith with people we don’t know can be intimidating. We all know that we are commanded in scripture to tell people about our relationship with God, but we have all kinds of reasons as to why we are not able to do that. To top it all off, it seems like no one is really listening anyways.
In many ways, Adopt-A-Block is a response to that problem. To be able to walk up to a stranger and try to witness to them can seem like an insurmountable task. On the other hand, to ask them if there is some way in which we can help is a lot easier, especially as a group. This is what we do every Saturday.
How often should I come?
We understand that people are busy and cannot commit to coming every Saturday. That is why we are only asking people to commit to coming once every month or two. No arrangements need to be made prior to coming; you can just show up on the weeks that you are available.
Every Saturday we go to our “block” to continue building relationships with our community. We ask them if there is any way we can help. We let them know that we will be there every Saturday morning to help them in any way that we can. What ends up happening is that we earn the right to be heard. We begin to help those in need (which obviously is a very Biblical principle) and at the same time, open the door for an opportunity to share our faith through both words and deeds.
What do you do at Adopt-A-Block?
It is such a simple process, and is really something that we can all do. No matter where your skills or comfort level is at, you can be a part of this exciting ministry. Any number of tasks can come up as we go to our block. Sometimes we pick up garbage, rake leaves, shovel snow, and the list goes on. No matter where your ability level is at, there will always be a place for you at Adopt-A-Block.
How much time is required?
It starts at 9:30 AM, rain or shine, every Saturday morning at the church. We spend a few minutes in prayer and then give some quick instructions for the morning. After prayer we go to our block and start knocking on doors. We are almost always done by 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM.
What’s in it for me?
When Jesus said “it is better to give than to receive” he was not trying to trick us into being givers. The reality is, it is more rewarding to give than it is to receive. We always feel better after showing God’s love to those around us, even better than if something really good happens to us! We are continually amazed at how such a little thing can be so rewarding. Come join us Saturday mornings, helping others will change your life!
Ways in which we have helped people in the past...
- Rake leaves
- Pick up garbage
- Mow lawns
- Clear snow
- Cleaned cupboards
- Trips to the dump
- Small plumbing jobs
- Small electrical jobs
- Cut down small trees
- Prayed with people for jobs, healings, family members
For more information contact Pastor Duane Masters P:204-261-0070
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January 07 | December 2012 Adopt-A-Block
The month of December is always a fun one! As usual we headed out to shovel snow and to see if there was anything else our neighbors needed help with. We had some great conversations with people and talked about … Continue reading
November 28 | November 2012 Adopt-A-Block
The month of November has been a great month! Sure there is lots of snow falling and it is definitely cold outside, but God is good and is doing amazing things! We have continued to connect with our neighbors as … Continue reading
October 29 | October Adopt-A-Block
The month of October has been a cold month for fall, but with plenty of things to do. The raking of leaves has gone well with the changes the city has made. We purchased plenty of large paper bags so … Continue reading