Pastoral Perspective: An Opportunity To Be Part of Something ‘Bigger Than Ourselves’

April 27, 2017, was a rainy Saturday…but the energy in the room felt like it could have been a beautiful, sunny and 75-degree day. Our team of eight was busy making some renovations to a bedroom. Not just any bedroom, either, but a bedroom for women and children fleeing domestic violence and finding solace at […]

Serving Site Highlight: Primrose Hill Added to 2018 Serving Sites

ForColumbia is excited to have Primrose Hill as a service site once again in 2018. This faith-based residential recovery center, which opened its doors in November 2014, offers a safe, loving environment for women with young children who are recovering from drug and alcohol addictions. By offering a distraction-free environment, the women are able to […]

ForColumbia Serves City Non-Profits by Hosting Car Wash

This year, ForColumbia volunteers will be providing non-profits with a fresh start…at least when it comes to their vehicles! On Saturday, April 29th, any non-profit organization located in Columbia can bring their company vehicles to Calvary Baptist at 600 Ridgeway Avenue, corner of Worley and Ridgeway, to receive a free car wash. In addition to providing […]

Church Partnerships for ForColumbia 2017 at 48

ForColumbia is thrilled to announce that for our community-wide day of serving on April 29th, we are joined by 48 congregations throughout Columbia and surrounding areas! ForColumbia began three short years ago with 11 churches stepping up to join hands and serve our city. Last year, that number tripled as 33 congregations partnered with us. […]

‘When did we see you a stranger?’

by Shelly Mayer If you are thinking about serving alongside other Christians during #ForColumbia2017 on April 29th, consider getting personal. Earlier this week, thanks to a partnership with Meals on Wheels, I was able to visit with several aging Columbians who still live independently, in their own homes…but can no longer keep up with the […]

United Way Moves Day of Caring to Fall 2017 and Partners with ForColumbia

The Heart of Missouri United Way is moving its Day of Caring, the organization’s annual serving event, to fall 2017 so as to partner with ForColumbia to serve our city this spring on April 29th. Andrew Grabau, executive director, believes the partnership will greatly benefit the Columbia area, and is looking forward to combining efforts […]

Unless the Lord Watches Over the City

Psalm 127:1 (ESV) A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. The ForColumbia team is currently seeking to recruit committed, mature “prayer warriors” (intercessors) to regularly bring our city, its leaders […]

From Jane Williams of Love INC Columbia

Love INC is pleased to endorse ForColumbia 2017. After only two years, this annual service day has involved 33 local churches and provided strategic assistance to local non-profits and individuals. We featured ForColumbia at our Linking for Love event last fall, as this event is a shining example of multi-church collaboration to serve our city. […]

The Date of ForColumbia 2017 Has Been Set: Saturday, April 29th

Time to Get the Ball Rolling! If you and your church have not already done so, please save the date – Saturday, April 29, 2017 – so you can begin making plans to participate in this year’s ForColumbia event. Partnering organizations were thrilled to see the level of participation and cooperation among area churches in […]