Tuesday, March 23, 2010

HandsOn Reflection & Photos

HandsOn New Orleans Day this past Saturday was a great morning of service in Indian Village. This area is one of the Katrina-affected that is still trying to recover. Our morning was spent clearing lots and scraping houses in preparation for some of the homeowners building projects in the next few months.

The Vintage group who got up early to serve and join in with the fun.

As I worked I was thankful for the way a community has worked to restore and rebuild, but also challenged by the need
which still exists in and around the areas where the levees broke. My prayer for Vintage and other churches in NOLA and the South is for God to continue to sendus out to get active and meet the needs of our city.

I would love to hear from my other Vintage NOLA peeps about what they took away from the morning. Post your comments!

Live the Gospel, Love the City, BE the Church

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

HandsOn New Orleans Day March 20th

From the Old Testament to the New Testament, Scripture clearly shows that God’s people care for the needy, both the physically and spiritually, within the local community. In response to this truth, we as Vintage Church want to give of ourselves in whatever way God desires in order to see the Gospel advance in New Orleans. The physical and spiritual needs in New Orleans are enormous. So, at Vintage we have decided to concentrate our efforts with several strategic community outreach partners that are already meetings these needs in our city. Our heartbeat is to make a difference and actively DO ministry.

This Saturday, March 20th is a great opportunity to put our vision into action.

HandsOn New Orleans Day 8am-12pm

The HandsOn New Orleans organization is celebrating 4 years of working to meet needs in the city of New Orleans with a morning of service. The day's efforts will serve an area known as Indian Village in Gentilly.

Projects will include

  • Landscaping,
  • Debris removal
  • Trash-pickup.

After there will also be a celebration with FREE food and music until 2pm.

If you're free, volunteer to give a couple of hours on Saturday morning to help see the vision of a better New Orleans become a reality.

You MUST register in order to volunteer. Register here. Once you are registered, you will have access to the project location and schedule. If you have questions please e-mail larmstrong@handsonneworleans.org

Live the Gospel, Love the city, BE the Church