I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! (John 15:11).
“How can they observe the season of Lent and then miss out on the feasting afterwards?” a friend asked, mulling over the seemingly lost practice of celebrating the season of Easter—the fifty days following Resurrection Sunday. Christians who follow a more liturgical tradition dedicate the forty days before Easter as a season of prayer and fasting (while celebrating the resurrection each Sunday), but they sometimes neglect to embrace the discipline of celebration during the Easter season. Fasting without the subsequent feasting loses the experience of joy that God longs for His people to know and embrace.
Jesus said that He came not to be served, but to serve. We want to follow His example and be servants, whether it’s within our church, our community, or across the globe. Serving gives us the opportunity to use our gifts to benefit the people around us, and we grow in the process.
If you’re ready to serve, we’re ready to help you find a place to get started!