Serving at Home: You can always make a difference!
During this time of social distancing, most of our on-campus activities have been put on hold. We are looking forward to resuming them! Until then, we want you to know that your participation is crucial to our mission. Here are several stay-safe/stay -healthy opportunities:
- Everyone—adults, youth and children—can use our 31-day Mission Prayer Calendar to pray for our mission partners.
- Everyone is invited to join a Mission Meetup by Zoom to learn what our partners are doing, how we can pray for them, and what we can do to help them. Watch the Sunday bulletins and weekly newsletter for dates and times.
- Everyone is invited to our drive-thru food collections for local partners who are serving many more hungry and homeless due to the pandemic. Our collections have provided thousands of pounds of non-perishables as well as several thousand dollars in gift cards to local partners. Food drive dates and times are posted in regular communications.
- Volunteer to help out at a food drive by completing a form linked to the event announcements.
Watch the video below to see our July, 2020 food drive for Central Union Mission in action.
There are many ways for you to serve the city! God has called us to:
- proclaim Jesus as Lord and Savior,
- care for the vulnerable, and
- build up the church.
You can do these every day, and participate in events at National from monthly sandwich making for the homeless, to supporting missions as you celebrate Christmas. In addition, download a copy of our Mission Prayer Calendar to pray each day for our mission partners in DC and around the world.
Proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
Caring for the Hungry and Needy
- Make sandwiches for the homeless on the second Sunday of every month after worship.
- Operate a healthy food market for low-income people every fourth Thursday morning in Columbia Heights.
- Mentor a formerly homeless youth with Friendship Place’s Before 30 program.
- Donate food for mission partners. Collection baskets are located near the information table outside the main sanctuary, and near the bookstore outside Stone Hall.
- Bring dinner to kids in the Unique Learning Center’s after-school program.
Building Up the Church
- Pray for the people of God in DC.
- Be a faithful presence with and pray for God’s wisdom for our mission partners.
Our Mission Partners
Capital Campaign Mission Partners
Connect with local missions
We would love to help you get connected with opportunities to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord, serve the vulnerable, and build up the church in DC!
John Marienau Turpin
Serve Ministries Director