2014 Loving Service Challenge
Jesus said, “Tend my sheep.” In the spirit of discipleship, the Deacons of our Diocese have challenged all of us to go outside the doors of our church to extend the love of Christ. One of the Five Marks of Mission of the Episcopal Church USA is Loving Service. This “Tend My Sheep” Loving Service Challenge for the upcoming year carries forth that mission through inspiring, supporting, documenting and reporting acts of outreach and service to our neighbors.
Together during the upcoming church year, the Deacons of our Diocese of Kentucky hope to collectively record one half million hours of person-to-person service to our neighbors. Although this number sounds astounding, it will only require that each of our 10,000 church members in the Diocese give one hour per week for 50 weeks.
Hours of service will be recorded online using the following link:
Kitten Lawless and Caroline Deutsch will be our parish coordinators for this effort. If you do not have access to a computer to record your service hours, please fill out the paper sheep in the Narthex and place them in the box located on the reception desk.
Our hope is not only to inspire acts of Christian love and kindness, but to give us invaluable information at the parish, deanery and diocesan levels that will lead to ministry formation and support. Progress will be reported regularly throughout the year.
Please join your Vestry and us in supporting this great effort!