“…for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family,* you did it to me.” – Matthew 25:35-36, 40
Christ calls us to love our neighbors as ourselves. Our goal at First Rowlett is that each member will participate in at least one Love Group per year. A Love Group is a small group which organizes around a common mission, and meets to fulfill the mission. Adults have a wide range of Love Group opportunities, currently coordinated by the Missions Committee. Youth also have opportunities to participate in mission trips, and children are invited to participate in Mission Kids. To be involved with missions is to love our neighbors. How can you be involved in loving your neighbors? We need your prayers, your gifts, and your personal involvement in order to do what God is calling us to do. We love not only in words, but in actions.
Mission/service projects for the home church include:
Readers for Senior Citizens
Bibles for 3rd Graders and Confirmands
Scholarships for college, camps, classes
Help Your Neighbor Fund
Operation Community Outreach
Meals for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter
English as a Second Language
Disaster Response Teams
Relay for Life
Collections for homeless, nursing homes, orphans, soldiers, students, animal shelter
Adult and Youth Mission Trips, i.e. the
International Mission/Service Projects:
Adult Mission Trips, i.e.
How can YOU be involved in Missions?
Bring food for the food pantry. Donate to the baskets of food for Easter.
Donate household items, clothing, furniture for immigrants.
Help with the clothes closet. Volunteer to help with home repairs/yard work for senior citizens. Donate above your regular tithes and offerings to special projects such as the Adult Mission Trip to Kenya, the Help Your Neighbor Fund, or other mission projects as they are planned. Recycle your aluminum cans by placing them in the large container outside the Family Life Center. Serve on the MIssions Committee. Volunteer to be a reader for Project Transformation, a summer program for underprivileged kids.