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 day. That was our largest turnout since ForColumbia began in 2015!
So how are we doing so far this year?
Volunteer sign-ups opened in mid-March and, as of Sunday, April 10, we have well over 900 people signed up to serve a half-day or a full day on Saturday, April 30th.
That’s pretty encouraging, as this is roughly the same number we had signed up within three weeks of our largest serving day ever!
What does this mean?
Well, it doesn’t really mean anything in terms of how many actual volunteers we will end up having at the end of April because people are unpredictable.
Patterns of sign-ups in the past don’t mean that people will behave in the same ways now, especially since Covid has disrupted the way we spend our time.
But we are still very hopeful to have at least 1,700 volunteers this year.
And wouldn’t it be awesome if we had more than that? We have enough work to keep over 2,000 volunteers busy, and we’d love to have that many.
But at a minimum, we really need to have about 800 more people sign up in the next week or so.
How can I help?
If you know you want to serve but have yet to sign up, please do so right now.
It only takes a couple of minutes, and it helps us immensely when people commit as early as possible.
There are other ways to help, too!
- If you’re already signed up, tell all your friends to join you!
- Share our social media posts and our sign-up link.
- Tell others of your experiences loving and serving through ForColumbia.
It’s one time each year when hundreds of believers, whatever church they attend, go out and serve as one body. You really don’t want to miss this!
James 2:14-17 (ESV)
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.