Urban Purpose goes downtown every Sunday afternoon to serve a meal to the homeless and needy. We feed anywhere from 50-100 people on any given Sunday. The Sunday meal is a starting point for many relationships and we’re grateful for the opportunity to love on people while meeting some basic needs. Whether it’s providing the meal or going downtown with us to serve, the Sunday meal is a significant part of what Urban Purpose does and it would not be possible without the faithful involvement of people like you. Here is what a couple of our volunteers have to say about their involvement on Sunday afternoons–
“It was such a joy that our Sunday school class had the opportunity to prepare and serve food to the homeless downtown with Urban Purpose. This was a way for our class to grow together while helping serve a great need in our city. Several class members expressed how the trip changed their view of the homeless from a cloudy statistic to a name and a face – an individual, someone to pray for. I count it such a blessing to be involved in this ministry and would highly encourage anyone (small group, Sunday school, individual, etc.) to go and experience it first hand, because this is an awesome way to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our own city.” -Elizabeth Vann
“If I’m being honest, I’d say it can be really hard for kids and youth to relate to the people downtown, but I also think that is why it’s so important to go and be involved—it forces them out of their comfort zones and exposes them to needs that they might have otherwise missed. It’s important to show both my kids and my students that everything isn’t perfect where we live and that ministry doesn’t always have to be deep and intense. Ministry really can be as simple as handing someone a bottle of water or just talking to them about their day or what’s going on in their life. It’s just about showing someone that you care about them and love them. You don’t have to be a super Christian to go and minster downtown. Not only is serving and loving the needy and broken biblical, but it can also be life-changing.” -Scott Heath
Interested in getting involved in Urban Purpose in this way? We’d love to have you join us downtown!