Sometimes people need a little push to get on board with serving. A special campaign; a cause that unites people to do good; a sermon series. A little nudge to get people off the couch and into the community. Our hope is that this one-time serving experience ignites their passion and leads to ongoing service involvement.
Next month your church has such an opportunity.
9/11 Day is the nation’s largest annual day of charitable engagement. In 2013, more than 47 million people from throughout the U.S. and in 150 countries observed September 11th by performing good deeds that help others.
The goal of 9/11 Day is to provide a positive way for all people to forever remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, honor those that rose in service in response to the attacks, and remind people of the importance of working more closely together in peace to improve our world. In 2009 a Presidential Proclamation officially established September 11th a National Day of Service and Remembrance.
If your church is going to sponsor a service event for your community you can register your project with All For Good or VolunteerMatch which will automatically put your event in a searchable database. If community members are looking for a way to get involved they can visit 9/11day.org, search by zip code, and find your service project.
This may be just what your people need to catch the vision for serving!