One in three women will be sexually assaulted by the age of 18. This is the story of our world today. As the #MeToo movement sheds light on how many women have been affected by sexual violence, the question becomes, is this the story we have to accept? Is this simply a statistic that cannot change? As the church, we believe we have a different story, a better story, one where love and healing are made possible through Jesus Christ, the God who suffers with us and bore all of our pain on the cross. We want to demonstrate to our community that the church is a place where they can bring their stories of hurt and grief and find love and healing in a community that does not cast judgment on them but rather seeks to journey with them as they allow the sacrificial love of Jesus to reclaim their stories. So, join us Wednesday, April 11, in the Sanctuary at 6:30pm for a worship service of lament and hope as we grieve with, and for, those who have been harmed by sexual violence and look collectively to the cross, our source of all hope.
We want those attending this service to feel welcomed from the minute they come into our building and so we are asking the Pearce family to help in several areas for this evening. Volunteer sign-up sheets are in the atrium this weekend, or you can use the form below. Areas that help is needed on Wednesday, April 11, are:
- Set-up Crew (from 6-7pm)
- Greeters (6-7pm)
- Childcare Workers for ages 0-5 in the nursery wing (from 6-8pm)
- Childcare Workers for K-6th Grade—the children will be watching a movie in the education wing (from 6-8pm)
- Tear-down Crew (from 8-8:30pm)
If you would like to learn more about these volunteer opportunities or have questions, contact Pastor Kayleigh at email@example.com.
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