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L.O.V.E. (Linking with Others through Volunteering& Evangelism) Homeless Outreach at Shiloh Baptist Church of McLean, VA thanks you for volunteering to unite with us so we can achieve our goal to better serve the needs of those in our community.
On the first Saturday of each month L.O.V.E. provides both physical and spiritual assistance to nearly 200 homeless and needy of the metropolitan area. We aim to provide a faithful response to poverty and improve the quality of life for individuals in our community by contributing food, clothing, toiletries and faith based literature. Our desire is not simply to provide a meal but to serve the homeless with a personal touch of care, concern, and God based LOVE.
L.O.V.E.'s 2016 focus is "Pressing Into His Purpose & Power". So please note we as a ministry are developing our discipleship by following God's lead. In doing this, we preparing ourselves spiritually before we serve because we know that serving is more than physical but also a spiritual connection with others. Therefore we utilize our entire month to focus on being poured into before pouring out to those we serve.
In addition to attending at least one bible study each month and partnering with our Community Prayer or finding your own Prayer Partner to pray over both our ministry and those we serve, we ask each volunteer to reflect on a scripture prior to serving the homeless. This month's scripture is:
1 Peter 1:22
It's focus is on allowing Him, His Word & work to TRANSFOM you which is Shiloh Baptist Churh's focus of 2016. Please remember this time of reflection is VERY important in being able to completely serve those in need as it helps us to not only meet their immediate needs but take them to where they need to be. Therefore we will have a group discussion on this scripture prior to heading into Washington, DC.
We will meet at Shiloh in the Fellowship Hall at 8a and begin preparing the items. Once bags are complete, we will head into Washington D.C. by van and/or car pooling. We should return to the church by 11:00 A.M.
If it is NOT RAINING (hard) we will start at:
Franklin Square (near the McPherson Metro at 14th & I Streets, NW):
If it RAINS hard, we will go straight to:
DC Central Kitchen / Mitch Snyder Shelter
Is there an orientation? How will I know what needs to be done when I arrive?
I'm unable to meet at Shiloh Baptist Church. Can I volunteer to just serve in Washington D.C.?
Yes! Please contact us at LOVE@ShilohBCVA.net at least 24hrs prior to the event so we can obtain your contact information to notify you when we leave the church and exactly where to meet us.
Note: Travel time from Shiloh to Washington D.C. is normally 20min. Distribution is routinely completed within 15-20min of our arrival. Therefore once notified of our destination please be sure to try to arrive prior to us to ensure you will be able to serve.
Are there any sit-down/seated tasks for volunteers?
Yes! Please be sure to inform a L.O.V.E. member that you require a sit-down/seated task upon your arrival.
Can children participate in this event?
We gladly welcome any children who would like to participate. However, we ask that they have adult supervision at all times, especially when traveling.
What are my parking options getting to the event?
Shiloh Baptist Church - Parking is provide in our parking lot
Franklin Square - Please park at the meters on I St, NW directly across from the bus stops and in front of Toro Toro Restaurant
DC Central Kitchen/Mitch Snyder Shelter - Please park either at the meters on 2nd St NW, D St NW or E St NW. Our van will park wherever there is space to set up.
What can/can't I wear & bring to the event?
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Bring only what you can carry and we suggest simple attire that is not flashy, so leave the valuables at home.
Where can I obtain additional information about the organization and future events?
Please check out our Facebook page - link provided below
or sign up for our newsletter at: www.facebook.com/LoveOutreachSBC?sk=app_100265896690345
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?