“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.”
1 Peter 4:8-9
WHAT IS NEIGHBORLY?
Neighborly is our monthly focus to help spread the love and generosity of Jesus in tangible, impactful ways to those around us, across the street and across the world. Each month we focus on a different area of need, finding ways that any and all can be involved in making our communities stronger.
UPCOMING PROJECTSMISSION GIFT TREE (ALL CAMPUSES) – It’s time for our last Neighborly Project of 2022, Mission Gift Tree, which is all about helping parents in need provide gifts for their children. New this year – we’re also adding gifts for the homeless that we’re hoping to invite for a meal and one of our Christmas Eve services.
Over 200 gift tags will be on trees in the main and children’s entry areas of our Greeley Campus on Sundays, November 27th and December 4th. Stop by and grab a tag with gift hints, follow the instructions, and have your gift wrapped and back to the church no later than Sunday, December 11th. You can return them to the Neighborly area any Sunday through December 11th or at our church office M-F, 8:30AM – 4:30PM through December 9th.
Beyond purchasing gifts, there are several ways to serve – helping others select gift tags on a Sunday, shopping for tags not taken or gifts not returned, sorting gifts or serving on pick-up and delivery day. To participate in any of these opportunities, just sign up here, stop by the Neighborly Table on a weekend, or give the church office a call at 970-330-3600. JANUARY FOCUS – GLOBAL MISSIONS – Info coming soon.
PAST PROJECTSVETERAN’S DAY THANK YOU (ALL CAMPUSES) – On Sunday, November 13, you wrote cards to veterans in our community. More than 200 were written and distributed, including 60 from our youth group! THANKSGIVING MEALS – Throughout November we gathered meals for families in need throughout northern Colorado. In total, we gathered over 275 meals between our campuses, distributed to local agencies including: DHS, ABC, COC and Ann K Heiman. HOMELESS KITS – We created kits in the lobby of the church to extend help and care to the homeless community. We’ve heard some amazing stories of how you took the time to not just hand out a bag, but to meet someone new and value their story. More kits are available at the Neighborly Table or upon request. BACKPACK DRIVE – We were able to send 147 backpacks to the Police Department, Guadalupe Shelter, Transitional House, Weld County Social Services, and our Community Outreach Center. Well done! KIDS HOPE USA– Back in September, we asked for 20 mentors and 20 prayer partners to help with Kids Hope at Ann K Heiman. We reached this goal and know your consistent presence with these kids really does make a difference. BANGLADESH – Our team just returned from Bangladesh, the first time missionaries have been able to visit in three years! The orphanage has grown their self-sustainability efforts by building a water filtration system on site and increasing the numbers of cows they own from 3 to 13. We will hear more about our international mission efforts in January.
WANT TO JOIN THE TEAM?
Our Neighborly Challenge is that every person at Generations practices hospitality in thoughtful and creative ways within their circle of influence. In their neighborhood. At church. At work. In the community. And in our world.
If you are passionate about serving, missions, or just being a great neighbor we would love to have you join the team. Just hit the button below to let us know you are interested and we will follow up.