This June, dozens of women from Southeast Christian Church’s Crestwood Campus served the community both in and outside the church walls through Summer to Serve.
Every Monday and Tuesday in June, women gathered at the Crestwood Campus, then broke off into groups to serve local nonprofits and some of Southeast’s Mission Partners.
Southeast members Debbie Cook and Amanda Turner led a group of women to serve the McCauley House, a transitional house for women owned by Prodigal Ministries in Crestwood. Women from Southeast served women living at the McCauley House by “adopting” one of the rooms of the house. They painted, decorated and prayed for women living in the house.
Groups served other ministries such as Pillar, a nonprofit that supports people with disabilities by promoting opportunity, choice and connection to the community through residential housing for adults, supported employment, case management and more.
On Monday nights, women visited Pillar to do landscaping and beautification projects. On Tuesdays, a group from Pillar visited the Crestwood Campus for activities, community and a lot of memories.
There were even more opportunities to serve at the Crestwood Campus. Women wrote cards of prayer and encouragement to students and leaders traveling to Florida for the High School Ministry’s annual conference, Bible & Beach. Others ironed cloth bags to give to those in need.
No task was too small to have an impact.
Small groups served together and women made new friends along the way.
Crestwood Campus Women’s Ministry Leader Susan Wilder said she is still hearing stories of how Summer to Serve has impacted the community and the lives of the women who stepped out in faith to serve.