Though our campus has been closed, nothing evidences the continued ongoing nature of the work of our church like our August and September Family Ministry's effort we called, Curbside Service. Hundreds of South Mainers, (some of whom aren't even in the Family Ministry) participated in a series of dynamic service projects that proved as work of great meaning and utility. The endeavor also carried the additional joyous benefit of providing a socially distanced fellowship opportunity for all those who pitched in. As you might know, families with kids from ages 2 to 17, and some individuals dropped off and picked up crucial items on consecutive Sunday afternoons in August and September, all of which were used to meet ongoing needs in our community and area.
Here are a few of the projects which were coordinated then impressively accomplished by our Family Ministry:
? Bagged 1,675 pounds of rice and beans
? Cut dozens of surgical and pediatric masks and healthcare workers caps
? Chalked or postered or sent notes to more than 65 SMBC individuals
? Collected and delivered scores of bags of EAC Food Pantry items
? Gave more than $1800 in loose change to the EAC
? Dropped off more than 350 school supply items
? Delivered more than 75 dozen baked good items to hospitals and workplaces of South Main's first responders and school teachers
? Collected a variety of the Houston Responds requested items for Hurricane Laura relief to be sent to the Lake Charles area
Thank you to all the families and individuals who participated as well as to our energetic Family Ministry team and volunteers who ensured that the mission work of our church has continued in this season of great need.