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 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? […]

Prayer Walk Scheduled for Sunday, April 23rd, 2-4 p.m.

Join Us April 23rd and Pray for Our City Psalm 127:1-2 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. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of […]

Volunteer Appreciation Night
April 28th, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

THIS EVENT IS STILL HAPPENING! This post was updated April 28th, 1:15 p.m. to reflect a location change. Hey ForColumbia 2017 Volunteers! Free Food? Activities for the Kids? Live Music? The ForColumbia executive team is so thankful to you for offering to give your time to serve our city on April 29th! We would like […]

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 […]