HOW CAN I HELP?

While this time of social distancing can be overwhelming, let us not forget to do good and share with others (Hebrews 13:16). Join one of the "For Woodford" mobilizing teams. Let us carry each other’s burdens. Let us serve the vulnerable, the lonely and the sick. Let us #JourneyTogether

1.Collecting Donations – Woodford County Food Pantry 

Have extra that you can share? Wondering what items are most in need? Willing to engage your neighborhood to support the local food pantry? Get connected with our local food pantry partners to support your community.

  • Items specifically requested:

    • Pork and Beans

    • Canned Fruit

    • Canned Peas & Canned Mixed Vegetables

    • Assorted Canned Vegetables – beets, asparagus, sauerkraut, green, kale, turnip greens, mustard greens

    • Canned Great Northern Beans

  • Contact Persons: Rob & Courtney Williams – foodpantry@journeyky.church

2. Food Insecurity – Woodford County Schools Backpack Bags Program

Volunteer to help pack or distribute food with one of our school partners.

3. High Risk Individuals 

Run errands for those who are at High Risk because of age or underlying health factors; delivering groceries/medications to the front porch as you wave through the window.

4. Prayer

Pray individually over requests as well as corporately through weekly online prayer huddles. Serving on this team can be done entirely at home.

5. Remote Learning / Tutoring 

Provide support and guidance to parents navigating the new homeschooling normal.  Volunteers will be paired with parents needing assistance based upon grade/subject expertise. Serving on this team can be done entirely at home.

6. Sewing Masks 

Sew masks for healthcare workers, social service workers and families who are quarantined to use in the event of shortage. Team will provide patterns and access to supplies. Serving on this team can be done entirely at home.

7. Social Connections 

Host virtual meals, game nights or movie parties. Reach out via phone, text or email to others in the group looking to stay connected during this time of social distancing and staying at home. Serving on this team can be done entirely at home.

8. Physical Needs

Many individuals in our community have needs such as painting, plumbing, yard work or other simple home repairs

9. Encouraging Notes & Posters

Brighten someone’s day in our community by creating cards or notes of encouragement and drop them off at the church to be delivered.

11. B.L.E.S.S. your community

What do we mean? Check it out below!

10.Feed Our Neighbor Ministry

Journey Church is coming together with Feed Our Neighbor to ensure people with food allergies in the central Kentucky area do not go hungry during the COVID-19 crisis. The food we will offer is gluten-free so everyone can eat. Other food allergies can be accommodated, and people without food allergies will be served as well. Journey Church will serve as the food distribution point for Woodford County and we need volunteers to serve on rotating teams so we can serve those in need. We look forward to hearing from you!

Begin with prayer

Pray for your neighbors. Join us for our next Prayer Gathering, or go on a prayer walk through your neighborhood.

Listen

Since you can’t go out and talk to people, utilize the news and social media. Ask, “What do you need?” in Facebook groups, the Nextdoor app, etc. and listen to needs mentioned in our local news

eat

Provide food for your neighbors via a food delivery app, like Grubhub, Doordash or Uber Eats

Serve

Write a thank you note to your local grocer, first responders, etc., share toilet paper or other supplies with your neighbors, call someone who may be lonely, buy groceries for your neighbor who can’t leave, invite people to join an online service & weekly devotional, etc.

Story

Let’s commit to sharing some good news! Use #JourneyTogether  on your Social Media profiles to share pictures and stories of acts of love and service.

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