This past week had been filled with preparation for the 4th annual @mycitymatters missions trip to KC.
It all started at lunch…“Wouldn’t it be awesome if 500 young adults came and spent time learning about and serving the city’s hopes, dreams and needs?”
And so My City Matters began. Launched as a partnership of two churches, one suburban; one downtown, My City Matters has grown into a movement that brings several churches together and serves local organizations that are already working to address core issues.
Simply put, it’s a missions trip to the city…from the city!
This summer is going to be AWESOME. Some of our partners include:
- ReStart – http://www.restartinc.org
- The Hope Center – http://www.hopecenterkc.org
- The Guadalupe Center – http://www.guadalupecenters.org
- Kansas City Royals – http://www.kansascity.royals.mlb.com
- Team Extreme – http://www.teamxtremeintl.com
Over the course of one week, our teens and sponsors will visit homeless camps, hold baseball clinics for urban kids, perform work projects in shelters and churches, tour non-profits in the urban core, worship, laugh, eat and maybe sleep…if they’re lucky :).
There are still many ways to get involved so if you would like to participate or volunteer in the project, please go to: http://www.mycitymatters.org and click on the “Let’s Talk” tab.
On another note, this Sunday, we welcome Jordan Marcotte as a guest worship leader. The elders have been in conversation with him for several weeks and this Sunday is a final stage of the interview process.
In addition, Pastor Dave Robinson will bring a sermon from Romans 5:12-14, 17 entitled, “The reign of grace and life.”
Finally, we look forward to our New Life CityChurch quarterly communication immediately following the morning service. There will be a light lunch and childcare provided.
I hope you have a great weekend…not only does our city matter…YOU MATTER!!!