Scriptural Foundation

1 Timothy 6:17-19 As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so they may take hold of the life that really is life.

Work-Ship has two goals:

  • Provide items that meet a need either within our church or in the community
  • Enable the congregation to expand their understanding of what worship means – to realize that every hands-on act of generosity and kindness is also an act of worship.

Description of Activities

We gather at tables in the Fellowship Hall and as part of the worship service, we put together kits that meet a need. We fill zip-lock baggies, grocery sacks or buckets around a specific topic. We have provided grooming products, paper or household products, disaster relief supplies, school supplies, overseas military “care” packages, and more. Recipients have included AIDS organizations, community children’s programs, domestic violence agencies, UCC disaster relief and our own Feeding Friends food pantry. The items are provided by members of the congregation in the weeks leading up to the Work-Ship.