Acts of Kindness
One of the core beliefs of Agape Community Church is that we are here to help the community. Once a month, our Sunday Gathering is all about serving the communities we live in. Rather than the usual worship service, our church engages the community in an “act of kindness” that benefits our neighbors. Some of our past events include: raking leaves for elderly families, cleaning and disinfecting a walk-in clinic, picking up trash and weeds along the Bug Line Trail, making bagged lunches for a day center, making blankets for the homeless, and creating Operation Christmas Child boxes to be sent oversees. We work to ensure that all the community service work is age-appropriate and tailored to the individual skills and abilities.
We encourage our Christian communities within Agape Community Church to initiate service projects that are not coordinated with the larger church body. For example, the Dioko youth group organized a food drive in the neighborhood and they regularly provide support to the Village of Lisbon to assist in the Easter Egg Hunt. These service projects are in addition to the formal, church-wide engagements.
At Agape Community Church, we also empower individuals and families to love their neighbors through acts of kindness. These informal initiatives are an expression of who we are – a church community loved by God and called to love our neighbors.
Agape believes that we can be a blessing to the community, even at secular events. We look for ways to partner with groups like the Parks Dept, Historical Society, or other Civic organizations to provide support in order to help residents and guests be safe, healthy, and more connected with their neighbors and with God.
If you have a Community Event where Agape Community Church could participate and be a blessing to the community, please let us know!