Entries by Shelly Mayer

Spreadsheets, Service, and the Pursuit of Sanity

By Carla Fletcher ForColumbia Exec Team How does ForColumbia work behind the scenes? It would take way more than one blog post to describe the details. However, we asked Carla Fletcher, ForColumbia’s database manager, to give us a sneak peek into how 2000+ volunteers have been placed at over 100 serving sites, year after year, […]

In One Accord

By Lauren Eisleben ForColumbia 2024 Exec Team As of today, 52 local Christian churches have committed to partner with ForColumbia 2024 on April 27th. One of the most common questions we get asked during this season is, “How do all those churches work together, coming from various different backgrounds and worldviews?” We can only give […]

Looking Back to Where We Started

Welcome to the 2024 ForColumbia season! Thanks so much for reading, praying, spreading the word, and signing up to participate as a ForColumbia volunteer on April 27, 2024. 2024 is our 10th year of serving Columbia, side by side. Where has all the time gone?! As we look back to when it all began in […]

Anyone Up for a Party Friday Evening?

Have you heard? ForColumbia 2023 is coming up in just a couple of days. Two to be exact! Wait, what? Two? That’s only Friday. ForColumbia is on Saturday, April 29th. Yes, that’s true. However, we’re kicking off our day of serving Columbia, side by side, with a Party in the Park. Friday, April 28th 4:30-6:30 […]

Frequently Asked Questions: 2023 Edition

We know with an event like ForColumbia, there are bound to be questions! We have answers. Read below to find out how we’re responding to some of the most frequently asked questions. What if it rains? First Stop: Check the home page of the ForColumbia website for updates on the weather and its potential impact […]

9 Years Later…

In 2015, a small group of Christians got together and began dreaming big. What would it look like if Columbia’s Christian churches served alongside each other, despite our denominational differences and varied priorities? What if, instead, we as believers came together as the Church, serving Columbia side by side? That first year, over 500 volunteers […]

New Prayer Requests for April 29 Annual Day of Service

Online Volunteer Registration Now Open! Prayer Requests as of March 26, 2023 Thank you to everyone who’s ever prayed with and for the ForColumbia team and our annual city-wide Day of Service over the years. Would you consider praying with us in the coming weeks? Give thanks for all the people working hard already to […]

Join Us In Prayer for the Annual Day of Service

Thank you to everyone who’s ever prayed with and for the ForColumbia team and our annual city-wide Day of Service over the years. We are immensely grateful to have a group of faithful Christians dedicated to praying for our city each year, that it would be positively impacted through ForColumbia’s prayer efforts at least as […]