Frequently Asked Questions: April 2024 Edition

Every year, the ForColumbia Exec Team fields literally hundreds of inquiries such that our Frequently Asked Questions page almost writes itself. This year is no different. Please keep a link to this page handy. That way, you can easily text it to family members, the volunteers on your team, or anyone else looking for information […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tears and Fears: The First Ten Years

By Shelly Mayer Director, ForColumbia 2024 [email protected] As we enter into 2024, the ForColumbia exec team has heard from some of the folks who were involved in ForColumbia 2015. That was when this annual day of serving our city, side by side, all began. Let’s take a moment and read some of Shelly Mayer’s words […]

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 […]