Ah, fall! The temperature is dropping below 90 degrees, pumpkins are everywhere and Big Tex is in his place waving howdy to all who pass by. Fall sure does seem to be, ahem, falling into place. As you fill your weekends with football games, camping, leaf raking, Thanksgiving menu planning and more, why not gather up your family and friends and find a way to serve? Here are a few fun ideas for being the heart and hands of Jesus this fall.
Fall Festivals, Bingo, Trick-or-Treating and more!
All throughout the month of October, Local Outreach has lined up opportunities for Christ Chapelites to be heart and hands of Jesus. The entire list can be found by clicking here, but just for fun, we’ve listed a few upcoming opportunities below.
Thursday, Oct. 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Lead games and hand out tickets and prizes at a local fall festival at Bethesda Gardens. Kids are welcome!
Saturday Oct, 22 from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m.
Deliver flowers and sing hymns with the residents of Stonegate Nursing Home. You’ll make the day of many residents just by stopping and talking for a few minutes.
Monday, Oct. 31 from 3:30 to 4:30
Get warmed up for a night of trick-or-treating by visiting the residents of Autumn Leaves Memory Unit. They’ll be thrilled to share candy and see your little trick-or-treaters all dressed up.
To read about more opportunities, click here.
Shop for the Center of Hope Food Drive
West Campus families, let’s fill bags and feed families! Be sure to pick up a brown paper bag from the Welcome Desk outside the Worship Center (available through next Sunday, Oct. 23) and then grab the whole family for a shopping extravaganza. Top requested items include peanut butter, soups with meat, canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese, chili and toilet paper.
Saturday, Oct. 29
Bam! Pow! Grab your cape and get ready to fly – ministry partner CASA of Tarrant County is hosting a Superhero Run on Saturday, Oct. 29! Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) speak up for foster children and help them have a future that’s brighter and more hopeful than their pasts. This is a way for the whole group to get out in the fresh fall air, support those in need AND wear a cape. That’s what we call a win-win-win.
Clean out your pantry and donate to Live Thankfully’s Food Drive
Live Thankfully, a local organization, is prepping for another season of making the holidays brighter for hundreds of families in North Texas. It all starts with a food drive this Oct. 31 through Nov. 18. They’ll also be sorting and bagging canned food at their “Party with a Purpose” on Sunday, Nov. 20 and then handing out turkey dinners at our Fort Worth Campus on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Visit their website to learn more!
Operation Christmas Child
Good news, great joy! That’s the motto of this worldwide shoebox packing, Christmas joy-spreading, gospel-sharing extravaganza. Partnering with Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child is a fun way to bless a child who otherwise might not receive a gift this Christmas. Plus, along with a box full of treats from you, they’ll also hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. Gather the whole family together and spend an afternoon shopping for items to pack in your boxes before returning your box to CCBC. Boxes will be available for pick up outside each worship venue beginning Sunday, Oct. 30.