Proverbs 11:11 says, “Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted.…” God has given His Church the mandate to care for the hurting and helpless in our cities. This incredible responsibility can only be accomplished as we come together and think creatively and use our resources to make a difference in our city. As we share hope and help with those in need, we are living out the true heart of the Gospel. We invite you to join us as we bless our city and spark a serving revolution!
▪ Downtown Friends Host – Cordova 8:30-9:30a
▪ Generous House Prep – Cordova 6:30-8p
▪ Beyond Barriers: Last Tuesday night of the month
▪ Generous House – Cordova 9:30a
Feed Memphis Prep – Cordova 6-7p
▪ Generous House – Cordova 9:30a
▪ Feed Memphis – Cordova 1-4p
▪ Beale Street Outreach: 2nd Friday during the months of May-August – Collierville 6p
▪ Bar Outreach: 4th Friday during the months of April-October – Collierville 2am (Sat)
▪ Sensational Summers: Fridays during the months of June-July – Cordova 12p
▪ Generous House On-the-Go: 4th Saturday of the month – Cordova 9a
Feed Memphis Team
Fridays at 1p – Cordova Campus in the Outreach Operations Center
Memphis has been labeled “the hungriest city in America”. We have the opportunity and mandate to be a blessing to the poor, marginalized, widows and orphans of this city. Every Friday our teams come together to pray and carpool out to specific North Memphis schools, to serve these children. Each child receives a bag with simple meals and/or snacks to be eaten throughout the weekend. Once we’re at the schools, we unload the food bags from the Serve trucks and prepare to greet the kids with lots of smiles, encouragement, high fives and hugs, as we hand off a bag for every child. Team Members need to wear their red SERVE shirt.
If you are unable to serve, but would like to participate in blessing these precious children, you can give online or bring the following items and place them in our donation bins on the first weekend of each month: The cost to fill a bag is approximately $7/week.
▪ 1 box of breakfast bars
▪ 4-6-count pack of applesauce cups
▪ 1 can of beans & franks
▪ 1 can of chicken noodle soup
▪ 1 box of Easy Mac
▪ 1 small jar of peanut butter
▪ 1 can of chili with beans
▪ 1 can of fruit
▪ 1 can vegetables
▪ 4-count pack of jello cups
Feed Memphis Prep Team
Thursdays at 6p – Cordova Campus in the Outreach Operations Center
This team meets to sort and fill the food bags for the children we feed weekly. They are the behind-the-scenes heroes that enable our Friday Feed Memphis Teams to be successful.
Feed Memphis Drivers
Fridays at 1p – Cordova Campus
We need committed volunteers to drive our Serve trucks out to the designated schools and help distribute food bags to children in need.
Fridays during the months of June-July – Cordova 12p
During the summer vacation months, our teams go to the city’s poorest neighborhoods each week and provide bottled waters, snacks, awesome games, and friendly smiles as we encourage the children to dream big dreams and reach for great success. We are aware that most of the children we feed each week during the school year struggle with significant Food Insecurity during the summer months. We want to continue to build upon the relationships we have established and also partner with their parents and/or guardians by providing each family, whose parent or guardian participates, a week’s worth of groceries. Our goal is to build deeper relationships with the children and their families, and to demonstrate and share the love of Christ in a meaningful and tangible way.
Wednesday & Fridays at 10a – Cordova Campus
The Generous House is an upscale food pantry and clothing closet where all items are free or sold at reduced prices to those who qualify. Our weekly guests are treated with respect and dignity in an environment of joy and faith for a better future. Guests to Generous House may shop for food twice a month and clothing once a month. Guests may sign in between 10a–12p. When all guests who are signed in, we close for the day (usually ends around 2p). Potential guests can get more information about hours and requirements, by calling 901.737.9006.
Generous House Hosts
Wednesdays & Fridays at 10a-1p – Cordova Campus
Our Hosts welcome each guest with smiles and offer friendly service and conversation while assisting our guests as they shop in our Generous House each week.
Generous House Prep Team
Tuesdays at 6:30p – Cordova Campus in the Outreach Operations Center
This team meets each week to prepare the grocery bags and frozen bags for the guests we serve through Generous House.
Generous House On-the-Go
4th Saturday of each month from 9a-12p – Cordova Campus in the Outreach Operations Center
Volunteers will meet to prepare bags and then carpool to North Memphis. The Hollywood Community Center serves as our host site for our mobile food pantry. Generous House On-the-Go provides a way for us to target senior citizens who live in the 38108 zip code. We are now accepting clothing and non-perishable food donations only on the first weekend of each month. Clothing must be new or gently used and sorted and labeled by size and gender. We do not accept toys, jewelry, stuffed animals, household items, furniture, etc. at this time. At our Cordova Campus, you can drop off donations at our front Connection area and at our Collierville Campus, you can drop off donations at the designated area located just inside the Family Entrance.
Current Items Needed: canned tuna/chicken, canned fruit, canned soup, canned vegetables, canned chili, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, crackers (saltines or Ritz-type), pasta sauce, pasta noodles, bagged rice, toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, toothpaste & laundry detergent
Last Friday of each month at 2a from April-October – Collierville Campus
This team arrives at bars across the city as they are closing. We greet patrons with a non-judgmental smile and encouraging words as we hand out bottled waters, a sweet treat, an umbrella escort to their car and, if needed, call a cab for people. Our Bar Outreach team is full of young encouraging volunteers with hearts that long to reach people right where they are and encourage them to be all that they can be. Our team meets to pray and carpool to various locations. This team is limited to ages 18 and up.
Beale Street Outreach
Second Friday of the month May–August – Collierville Campus
During the busy summer season, as people make their way to Beale Street for live music, great food and good times, this team greets people with friendly smiles while passing out bottled waters and candy. Through simple acts of kindness, our hope is to be a positive reflection of God’s Kingdom so that people have the opportunity to gain a healthy perspective of God’s church and His people.
Last Tuesday night of the month from 6-7:30p – Jail East at 201 Poplar Ave.
Our prison outreach serves to engage in positive leadership development and to encourage the young men who have found themselves in a desperate place. So many people have found Christ while at the end of their rope. We long to offer the hope and freedom that can only be found in Him. If you are interested in joining this team, you must first connect with Pastor Johnny Hill.
BIG Serve Days
Big Serve Days are hosted throughout the year at specific sites in our areas of Outreach focus. They are full of games, fun, giveaways, neighborhood cleanup and more!
Downtown Friends Outreach
Sundays from 8:45a-9:30a – Cordova Campus Spin room
Many of our friends find themselves trapped by poor lifestyle choices and/or poverty. Often these circumstances lead them to a place of homelessness. Our Downtown Friends team strives to break the stigma associated with their present living conditions by offering a meal, a positive and encouraging worship environment and the opportunity to move forward in life.
Serve Truck/Van Drivers
▪ Sundays at 7:15a, 11:15a & 1:15p – We drive our downtown friends to and from our weekly services at the Cordova Campus
▪ Tuesdays at 12p – Pick up food supplies from the Mid-South Food Bank
▪ Fridays at 1p – Deliveries to our weekly feeding sites and help distribute food bags to children in need
GET INVOLVED AND JOIN OUR TEAM
To find out more info on joining a team, or to receive email updates about our weekly outreaches, sign up below or at Connection or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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