Tabernacle will participate in Operation Inasmuch on Saturday, April 28. Participants will gather for breakfast served in the dining room from 8:00 to 8:45 AM before being sent out in prayer at 8:45. Most of the projects will then be carried out from 9:00 to 12:00. This is a great opportunity for Tabernacle to be the presence of Christ in our Community (Matthew 25:40), and we hope everyone will prayerfully consider where they might be able to serve. Sign-up sheets can be found in the Gathering Place.
This year’s projects and their leaders are as follows:
Laundromat Ministry – Sam Adams
Participants will provide laundry money, interact with, and be the presence of Christ to customers at a local laundromat to be determined.
First Responders Project for Children – Sara Young
Children, ages kindergarten through 5th grade, will draw pictures, send messages and provide cookies and snacks to EMS and firefighters in the Leesville Road Area. Adults will carry the messages and snacks to selected stations in the afternoon. The activity will take place in the dining room. Also, the children will put food collected for the Baptist Children’s Home Food Roundup in the food corral.
Lake Lynn Clean Up – Paul Young
Volunteers will collect trash and debris from the grounds and shoreline and generally neaten up the park and walking trails.
CBF Wyatt Ministry Learning Center – Alexandra Combs
Volunteers will set up and organize a new learning center/apartment for refugee assistance in east Raleigh. The facility is located at 2120 Larson Drive, Apt. 208 and will be used for children’s activities, Bible study, and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.
FBC Clothing Closet – Roberta Cyrus
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Volunteers will work to organize the clothing closet at First Baptist Church, 99 North Salisbury Street in downtown Raleigh.
Welcome House Landscaping – Gary Cyrus
Volunteers will place patio blocks to form a landing at the rear of the house and carry out light landscaping in the front of the house. Led by CBF missionaries, Marc and Kim Wyatt, the Welcome House provides temporary housing for newly arrived immigrants and refugees where they experience the love of Christ. Participants will park at Crabtree Valley Baptist Church.
Childcare for OIAM Volunteers – Jean Kivette
Volunteers will provide childcare to those who are volunteering in other Operation Inasmuch projects.