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, […]

Catching a Deeper Vision for Christian Unity

By Gretchen Shults Church Recruitment Team The ForColumbia 2024 Exec Team is in full swing as this is published. As of the second week in February, 50 local Christian churches have signed up to partner for our annual Day of Service on Saturday, April 27th. Now in its tenth year, the members of the Exec […]

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 […]

Last Week to Sign Up for ForColumbia 2022!

By Shelly Mayer, ForColumbia Director Our annual day of serving is less than three weeks away, and this is the LAST WEEK to sign up to serve and to be guaranteed a ForColumbia 2022 T-shirt and lunch. Prior to Covid, 2019 saw over 2,400 volunteers all over our city, serving their neighbors in a single […]

A Mercifully-Brief Guide to Effective Use of Social Media During #ForColumbia2018

This coming weekend, in addition to many things to do, there will be many things to document. One of the more fun fringe benefits associated with serving during ForColumbia is the sheer number of great photo opportunities that invariably come our way. While we encourage everyone to focus primarily on the task at hand – […]

ForColumbia 2018 Kick-Off Celebration Set for Friday, April 27th

“Party in the Park” Will Feature Live Music, Fun for the Kids and Big Daddy’s BBQ By Shelly Mayer 2018 Event Coordinator As we enter the final week of ForColumbia 2018 preparations, the excitement level is rising! We’ve had dozens and dozens of people working hard to plan this year’s day of serving on Saturday, […]

ForColumbia 2018 to Add ‘Prayer Hubs’ to All Six City Wards

Planning for ForColumbia 2018 is well underway! The executive team is excited to announce that this year, ForColumbia is increasing the number of opportunities for Columbians to join in prayer for the good of our city by hosting a “Prayer Hub” in every ward. Prayer has always been a part of the planning of ForColumbia […]

‘What’s for lunch?’

Hey Volunteers! We know exactly what you’re thinking as we get closer to April 29th! You’re wondering what’s for lunch, and where will it be served. Here’s a fun little FAQ to get you thinking a bit more about what ForColumbia 2017 will look like for you, broken down by serving site. What’s for lunch? […]