WORSHIP THROUGH SERVICE
“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
– Romans 12:10
Prior to the pandemic, Wayne Church would gather every 5th Sunday for a community project during the 9:15 service. A lot has changed since then and without its previous time slot, Worship through Service is starting back up with a focus on smaller service opportunities: some on site, some off, and even some to take home so keep on the lookout for opportunities to serve in 2024. Do you have a cause close to your heart? Click here for our suggestion box or fill out the form below.
Our first service opportunity is writing notes of encouragement to those who need it the most. Every week we give out bags of food to shut ins, teen moms and members of our community falling on difficult times to nourish their bodies. Let us take the next step and offer a personal note of encouragement with the food to let them know they are thought of. Join us after worship Sunday, January 21 to fill out some cards or take some home for the whole family to do! Cards and suggestions will be provided. We hope to start sending out the extra love in February.
UMCOR Relief Kits
On Sunday, July 29, 2018, we constructed 10 Flood & 250 Hygiene kits for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). They will be sent to UMCOR’s Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, Louisiana and then packaged with other critical relief supplies before being shipped overseas. These kits help provide care for the most vulnerable people during times of crisis and help sustain everyday life for people who lack ready access to essential supplies. They provide vital support for UMCOR’s global development work and make a tangible difference in people’s lives. For more information on the kits or UMCOR, please go to https://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies.
Health Kits for the Homeless
On Sunday, April 29, 2018 we constructed personalized health kits for distribution to the homeless in our region through our Chosen 300 Team. Homeless people often go without the basic necessities most of us take for granted. In the struggle to find food and a safe place to sleep, they find it difficult to acquire basic items such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, and toothbrushes. Rarely do they receive the hygiene supplies necessary to maintain their health and confidence. Access to these basic personal supplies can give them a greater sense of self and a brighter outlook on life.
Food Drive & Sorting Day
For the past two years, we have chosen to ring in the new year by sorting through recent food drive donations to our Food Pantry, checking expiration dates, and preparing grocery bags for distribution to the needy. As the only food pantry in Radnor Township, this ministry serves over 35 families (and counting) on a weekly basis! We hosted this opportunity to worship through service on Sunday, January 28, 2018 and again on Sunday, December 30, 2018. Volunteers have historically come out in droves to attend our sorting event! To find out more about our ongoing food pantry efforts, visit our food pantry page.
Radnor Township Civic Association Workdays
Our very first 5th Sunday Community Service Worship launched on November 29, 2015 with an on-site workday for the Radnor Township Civic Association. The tree-shaded white stucco and stone building at 248 Highland Avenue in Wayne has been an all-inclusive sanctuary, a place of comfort and friendship for residents since the early 20th century. During the Great Depression, the building provided a warm bed and shower to the newly destitute. And for many decades its main hall has welcomed celebrations—from weddings to birthdays to reunions—and other community gatherings. However, over the years, the interior of the building suffered the ravages of time, resulting in moisture damage, outdated electrical wiring and long-overdue maintenance—causing the building to close its doors for a season.
Our purpose as a force to change people’s lives requires us, in part, to come alongside those in our community who need help. So our church community committed to coming alongside this hub of community and friendship to aid its return to service and full-function.
We have held several workdays since our first one, and other churches in the area quickly joined our efforts! In June 2016, thanks to the community response, the RTCA was able to celebrate its 100th year of service by re-opening its doors! We are so excited to come alongside RTCA on their path to renewal. Please consider joining us in our worship through community service this Sunday!
UMCOR School Kit Assembly
July 31, 2016
Relief-supply kits help provide care for the most vulnerable people during times of crisis. UMCOR collects 6 types of kits for global distribution in 80 different countries around the world. These kits help sustain everyday life for people who lack ready access to essential supplies. They provide vital support for UMCOR’s global development work and make a tangible difference in people’s lives. On July 31, 2016, our church chose to worship through service by assembling 200+ Education Kits to be sent to UMCOR’s Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, Louisiana. These kits were then packaged with other critical relief supplies before being shipped overseas. To find out more about UMCOR and Relief-Supply Kits, visit this page.