Typically, when a church family commits to becoming a Congregations for Children (C4C) Partner with a local public school, a list of service possibilities follows. How can our church help these children and teachers? How can we show them the God we love?
We often miss what these relationships can do for our churches and volunteers! We miss the opportunities for us to see God in them.
When Gayle Midyette, one of the Sound District C4C Coordinators showed up at the local hospital for surgery, her partner school family showed up for her!
Staff and parents from Oaks Road Elementary School in Craven County, met their coordinator from Garber UMC before sunrise in the parking lot to pray and wish her well. Relationships developed through our C4C partnerships, change lives…theirs and ours.
Find out how you can partner with a local public school by contacting NCCUMC Director of Congregations for Children, David Rockefeller, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article written by Kim Rice Smith