Families Moving Forward
The first week of April, Brookwood members and attendees partnered with Families Moving Forward to serve homeless families from our area. There were 3 families living in the shelter that week. We had the opportunity to play with their children, do an Easter egg hunt, and help them with homework. We connected with and offered friendly conversation to the adults and served them good family meals. We had the rewarding experience of hearing how life-changing the program had been for one family in particular and then seeing them leave the shelter at the end of the week – moving into their own place! We got to connect deeper with other members of our own church family in the experience too.
There is such an enormous need for this important service in our community. Brookwood has committed to another hosting week from December 10-16. We ask that you pray about and consider volunteering during this week. It is a great small group service opportunity and a way to get to know other people from Brookwood. And, what better time of year to serve others with a grateful heart, focusing on the true spirit of the season!