THIS SUMMER
WE HAVE A CHALLENGE FOR YOU!

LET'S LOVE THOSE AROUND US
AND LIVE OUT THE GOSPEL.

Below is a list of practical ways for all of us to dedicate our summer to "Loving Everyone Always"! We will have a specific focus each week. Check back here for updates and new ways to Love. Everyone. Always.

God is ready to use us to build His kingdom!
Are you ready?

Week 1 | Path Project | May 11-17

HOW CAN WE HELP?

CHROME BOOK DRIVE

In this increasingly digital world, we want to help Path Project provide a Google Chromebook for each family at Franklin Estates. So that every family has a chance at the highest level of education. They've been able to get 50 Chromebooks but to reach that goal, they need another 25 Google Chromebooks

So What Can You Do?
1 Chromebook costs $165, meaning we need to raise $4,125. If we can get 50 people to donate $85 dollars we will reach that goal. Are you willing to share some love?

YOU ARE AMAZING!! WE HIT OUR GOAL!!

If you didn't get a chance to give this time, that's okay! We will have more opportunities throughout the summer to Love. Everyone. Always.

Week 2 | Teachers & School Administrators | May 18-24

HOW CAN WE HELP?

This week we are challenging you to go above and beyond to love the Teachers and School Administrators in our lives. One thing we should always be doing is praying for them. There is no greater impact you can have on them than praying for their task as educators. 

Below are four more ideas on how you, your family, or your Community Group can reach out. Make sure you tag #loveeveryonealways so we can see how you are loving the community.

4 Ways to Love Teachers (Digital Guide)

Week 3 | Justice & Mercy International | May 24-31

HOW CAN WE HELP?

This week we are focusing our challenge on global missions by loving Justice and Mercy International. This pandemic has hindered our ability to send teams to support the work on the ground in Moldova and the Amazon, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make a difference from where we are. JMI is still working to build God’s kingdom on the ground in these areas and here are the four ways you can love them this week.

4 Ways to Love JMI (Digital Guide)

Week 4 | Families with Food Insecurity | June 1-7

HOW CAN WE HELP?

This week we are challenging you to make an impact by loving those in our communities with food insecurities. This season has only elevated this issue for families that were already facing this struggle weekly. Our local food pantries are always striving to care for these families, but this crisis has put an enormous strain on their resources. We are going to do our best to help them by having a food drive at all three of our campuses on June 7. Here is the information on how you can help.

Each campus will have clearly marked drop off spots for June 7.

Franklin Campus 1-4pm

Partner: One Generation Away
Items to bring:
pastas, beans, rice, mac and cheese, tuna fish, canned chicken, peanut butter, and canned green beans

Nolensville Campus 1-3pm

Partner: Nolensville Food Pantry 
Items to bring:
Green beans, Ramen Noodles, Instant potatoes, crackers, canned meat, canned corn, canned tomatoes, beans, soups, chilli, canned or dry milk, Canned Spaghetti type meals, pasta,cereal, mac n cheese, canned fruit

Nashville Campus 1-3pm 

Partner: The Bridge Ministry 
Items to bring:
Pull Top Can Entrees (these are cans that don’t need a can opener), Single   Serve Snacks, Peanut Butter Crackers, and Single Serve Chips.

 WEEK 5 | Medical Workers & First Responders | June 8-14

HOW CAN WE HELP?

This week we are challenging our church to find creative ways to love all the first responders and medical workers that you know. We all have been impacted in some way in our life by heroes like that. We want to take this week and make sure how thankful we are for them. You can reach out to the first responders and medical workers as a Community Group, as a family, or as an individual. Be creative! Below is a digital guide with four ideas on how to reach out and love them!

4 Ways to Love (Digital Guide)

WEEK 6 | The Vulnerable | June 15-21

HOW CAN WE HELP?

This week we are challenging our church to love those we know in our community who are vulnerable in any way. We want everyone to know we love them and we are here for them. One way we are doing that is through blood drives that you can sign up for HERE. Here are 4 suggestions of ways you can love those who are vulnerable.

4 Ways to Love (Digital Guide)

WEEK 7 | 4:13 Strong | June 22-28

HOW CAN WE HELP?

This week we are challenging our church to love our one primary missions partners, 4:13 Strong. We want to focus this week on coming alongside them to help them in their mission to empower men to transform their lives so that they can succeed personally and professionally. By loving them this week, you are helping them provide training, skills and job placement for at-risk men. Here are 4 ways to love them and their kingdom work.

4 Ways to Love (Digital Guide)

WEEK 8 | Neighborhoods | June 29-July 5

HOW CAN WE HELP?

This week we are focusing our love on supporting our Virtual VBS that will be happening all over our communities! You can help by becoming a Short-Term Neighborhood Ambassador for Virtual VBS!!! Our heartbeat is outreach and sharing the Gospel with our neighbors. A neighborhood ambassador registers for neighborhood kits (free of charge), promotes Virtual VBS in their neighborhood/community (via social media, bulletin board post, Next Door app, etc.), and serves as a neighborhood kit pickup location/delivery service! Our Family Ministry team will provide all of the images you need for promotion and put the kits together for you. If you're interested in serving as a neighborhood ambassador, you can sign up HERE! This is an amazing opportunity to make an eternal impact right where you live. If you have additional questions, please contact Anna Townsend.

I want to be a neighborhood ambassador

FEATURED THIS WEEK | Neighborhoods & Community | July 6-31

HOW CAN WE HELP?

1. Enrichment Camp for kids K-9 July 6-31 
We will be helping Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville with a day camp that they are hosting throughout the month of July!! There is a need for people in both Food Preparation (for a Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack time meal) and for people to act as Counselors or Mentors with the children working in math, reading, spelling, and/or science. Please help if you can! 

**Would be great as service hour credit for College/High School students looking for a way to get involved this summer

The Church At Mt Carmel 1032 Monroe Street 
Nashville Tennessee 37208

SIGN UP

2. Neighborhood Ambassadors 
Moving to a new area can be a hard transition. We want to help people feel welcomed and loved. Are you interested in sharing God’s love with our new neighbors and welcome them with open arms into our cities? Summer is a great time for this ministry.

I WANT TO BE A NEIGHBORHOOD AMBASSADOR

Backpack drive Aug 9th
HOW CAN WE HELP? 


So many kids need our help with simple things like school supplies. This is such an easy way to make a difference in our community.

1. Bring a new backpack filled with supplies listed below to church this Sunday. 

2. Drive by and drop off at the Franklin campus Sunday Aug 9th from 1-3pm. Bring the whole family and drive through and drop-off your donation. If you have been unable to come back to church this is a great way to be involved with your church family and serve the community.

3. Buy on Amazon! Click and send a donation to us. If you are unable to come into church we have made it fun and easy for you to donate online. Check out our Amazon backpack list here.

4. Give a donation and we will shop for you. If you would like to just give a donation we will do all the work. Donate here!

Supplies ​needed​ for elementary children​:
N​ew Backpack
Pencils
Pencil Box
Paper
Notebook 
Markers
Crayons
Glue Sticks
Folders
Pencil Sharpeners