Students in grades 6-12 showed up for Sunday School last weekend and turned the morning into a time of conversation, service, and brainstorming. They began by hearing from Pastor Robert Ortiz, Pastor of Mission and Outreach, about what is currently happening with our Hope Center’s efforts in food collection and distribution. His personal stories of human survival and divine encounters along with immediate opportunities for service got students thinking about how they could partner with the Hope Center on a regular basis in collecting, organizing, and distributing food to those in our community who are food insecure. After dialoguing with Robert, these students then dove into a food project for Asbury UMC, where they filled 100 Ziploc bags with a collection of drinks and snacks and messages of support. These “bags of blessing” will now head over to Asbury to be shared with any homeless persons in need of a quick meal and a message of love.
Many thanks to the students and adult volunteers who participated in this effort. Student Ministry is deeply grateful for the support of the AHUMC adult choir and those who brought in food items each week to supply this project.