On the third Saturday on October (save the date – October 21, 2017), we gather in the sanctuary at 8 a.m. for a time encouragement and a group photo. Then we will then break into teams and get ready for our day. Come to the church at 7:45 so we can get in the sanctuary and begin promptly at 8:00.
Teams will be on their way by 8:30, other teams will head out at 9:00, and still others are beginning at 12:00. So, it is important to be in the sanctuary at 8:00!
We need teams to report how many team members they have to the Lunch Team, (if you want lunch they day!).
Preschool care is finished by 1:00 p.m. so if you dropped off your child, PLEASE be back at the church by 1:00.
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What is Operation INASMUCH? (OIAM) It’s a community ministry that takes a hand on approach to our local area, for one day a year, touching lives and changing them forever! At Kings Grant Baptist Church, we mobilize at least 60% of our church by offering ministry opportunities for people of all age’s church wide. It can and has transformed our church from looking inward to becoming a church that has become focused externally.
What does OIAM look like? Participants engage in outreach (non-church members) mission projects in the following areas of opportunities for the day: take a look at the teams below to see where you would like to get involved.
There are activities available for Preschool Children so parents can be involved in other areas; our Children‘s Ministry will have activities for children in Grades 1-2. Older Children and Pre-teens (Grades 3-6) are encouraged to serve WITH their parents (these are teachable moments, and you can earn a CentriKid Camp Discount!).
*Preemie Project: This team will make flannel hearts for critically ill babies in Newborn Intensive Care Units for a nonprofit organization who supplies the hearts to parents to provide comfort and support to the infants. Skill level: Simple sewing of two layers of material. Items needed to use: Portable sewing machines, irons, ironing boards (not required to bring each item to be on the team). (Debbie Barrigar)
*Food Bank Food Drive: This team will collect and sort items for our local food bank to help those who are struggling with hunger in our region. The food bank resources have drastically dwindled and their food items greatly need replenished. (Jennifer Garland)
*Car Care Projects: This team will provide free oil changes for single moms, spouses of deployed military, or senior adults in need. Everyone can help us find those who may benefit from this service. (John Peake and Lee Banks)
*Stop Hunger Now: This team will sort, assemble and get ready to ship meals for those in need. We are partnering with another organization, Stop Hunger Now, and will package these meals together. We need 50 people to sign up… that’s right, 50. This is a big project! (Skip Wallace)
*Prayer Team: This team will be visiting all projects both on and off site from the church with a spiritual message for both participants and homeowners. (LaVeryl Brown)
*Bakers Team: Those who love to bake can prepare cookies and brownies to be mailed to college students, and delivered on October 17th to local police and fire stations in our community. Please bake ahead of time, bring the items on that Saturday, and then serve on another team during OIAM. We need 20 BAKERS…to make at least 3 dozen of each item (Charnelle Summerhill and Jodi Hudgens)
*First Responders: This team will pack and deliver baked goods to local police and fire stations in our community. See the Bakers Team for additional opportunities to serve with this team. We need Packers and Deliverers. (Charnelle Summerhill)
*Bingo at Luther Manor: This team will visit a local facility and host BINGO for the residents. It’s a great way to share God’s love by spend time with those who need some attention. We are also requesting donations for BINGO prizes, so check the bulletin board for “tags” with needed items (like small or large packs of Kleenex, lotions, dish soap, hand towels, even toilet paper). (Chris Berry and Joan Peake)
*Nursing Home Ministry: This team will visit nursing homes and bring a ray of sunshine into the lives of the residents and guests. Needed, a friendly face, warm smile and the compassion of Christ! (Janelle LaBouve)
*Judeo-Christian Outreach Center Lunch and Ministry: This team will prepare and serve a lunch for residents and guests at JCOC since they are not served a noon meal on weekends. After lunch, the team will lead a Bible Study for the group. (Brad and Betty Brown)
*Union Mission: This team will work in various areas at Union Mission in Norfolk. Service opportunities are: painting, cleaning, sorting clothing for their thrift store, etc. Lunch will be provided by Union Mission. (Diana Turner)
*Military Letters: This team will write letters to deployed military personnel, to offer God’s love and encouragement to our heroes serving away from home and family. Letters can be written ahead of time and brought to the church that Saturday, and then you may serve on another team during the event. An extremely important component of this team is getting names and addresses of deployed members whom we can serve. (Bonnie Moore)
*Home Repair and Maintenance Projects: Builders and those handy with tools can make a difference by helping with small jobs around the home for needy people in our community. You don’t need to be a carpenter, but help and support those who are skilled at leading repair projects. An urgent request is for local projects. Send your suggestions by October 4, by dropping a note in the OIAM projects box in the foyer. (Ray Kirby and Kenny Toombs)
*Yard Work Projects: Check out this team if you love working in the yard and getting your hands dirty. We do tasks such as raking leaves, maybe tree trimming or brush removal, etc. No mowing. (Ryan Anderson and Rickey Douglas)
*Working Women’s Wardrobe: This team will collect and sort clothing that is intended to help women and men seeking jobs dress for success. (Jennifer Garland)
*King’s Stitchers: Experienced crocheters and knitters can come to the church and make items needed for oncology hats which can be completed within an hour or so. (Needed, sizes I, J and K hooks for current projects). (Sandy Guthrie)
*Lunch Delivery: For those who serve during OIAM, lunch is provided. This lunch team will be delivering lunches to those volunteering in OIAM. (Darrell Foster)