If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.
1 John 3:17-18 (NLT).
For us at Bridges our location is more than just an address, it is our place in this community. We have a responsibility to love our community and to demonstrate genuine compassion. This event is a great way to practice what we preach. On March 17 from 9am-12pm, Bridges Community Church will be scattered around Fremont to serve our community in practical acts of compassion and generosity.
We have 3 great projects we are working on this Impact Day.
Bike Repair Clinic @ Bridges – Behind Building C
We attempt to repair or replace bikes for homeless people in need.
Home Beautification @ Moab St, Fremont
The goal of The Home Beautification Project is to overwhelm our neighbors with the love of Jesus, lived out in our volunteers. In the course of three short hours our volunteers can transform a property.
Easter Egg Stuffing @ Bridges – Gym
We come together to stuff Easter eggs for the community Easter egg hunt, The Easter Journey.
Habitat for Humanity 8:30 am – 4 pm
This year we are also partnering with Habitat for Humanity. They help build townhouses for our future neighbors. We are currently on the framing stage of the project. Because of the scope of this project we are only putting together a small team of 5 volunteers. If you are interested please contact email@example.com
Sign up for the Compassion Network E-blast
Compassion Network receives weekly donations from individuals, churches, and local businesses. These donations are organized in a storage location. Volunteers will organize and inventory the donations as well as put together homeless nutrition bags and personal hygiene kits. All donations are distributed through Compassion Network.
The English Conversation Café exist to connect English language learners in the Fremont community with caring volunteer tutors from Bridges. This tutor/student relationship provides a great platform for students to practice English in a safe and supportive environment. It is also a great opportunity for students who are not familiar with the Christian message to discover Jesus and interact with His followers.
Class meet Tuesday Nights and run for 9-10 weeks per session. Our current session is meeting now through June 12.
For more information contact ESL@bridgescc.org
The Bridges Food Pantry provides emergency food support to struggling and food insecure families and individuals in the Tri-City area. This is accomplished through the distribution of food bags prepared at Bridges each week and distributed both through the Bridges office and the Compassion Network office. The goal of this ministry is to “love our neighbor as ourselves” by meeting a practical need. This ministry also provides elements of a formal family dinner to 200 families twice a year, Thanksgiving and Easter.
You can be part of this ministry in two very significant ways:
- You can volunteer your time to organize, sort, and pack the food for distribution. If you are interested in volunteering this way please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Add Thanksgiving and Easter Packing list.
- You can donate food or money. Typical food items we need are healthy nonperishable canned and dry foods such as: meals in a can (coup, chili, etc.), meals in a box (macaroni, mash potatoes, etc.), canned tuna and meats, peanut butter, canned fruit and vegetables, cereals, pasta, rice and grains, granola bars, dried fruits and energy bars. A large receptacle is located in the entryway of building C on the Bridges campus.