Go and Be: Spring Edition

Opportunities to show Christ’s love to our community
Go and Be: Spring Edition

With Easter just around the corner, now is a great time for us to go and be the church in our community! This spring, join us by serving, giving, and praying with our Community Care ministry as we show God’s love in tangible ways to our neighbors, especially those in need.

Ways to Give & Serve

Frisco FASTpacs Food Collection

Items Due Friday, April 8

Donate kid-friendly grocery items to fill Frisco FASTpacs (weekend food bags for kids in need).

Top Needs:

  • Canned Pasta (Ravioli, Spaghettios)
  • Canned Soup or Chili
  • Ramen
  • Macaroni and Cheese Cups
  • Canned Fruit

Food List

Easter Prep Day

Saturday, April 9
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Help prepare gifts and care packages for our neighbors and community partners.

9:30 a.m. Volunteers

11:30 a.m. Volunteers

Real Options Spring Family Fest

Saturday, April 9
2 to 5 p.m.

Serve the clients and families of Real Options, a pro-life pregnancy resource clinic in Allen.

Volunteer

Gift Bags for the Homeless

Thursday, April 14
10 to 11:30 a.m.

Assemble and pray over gift bags for the homeless.

Volunteer

Samaritan Inn Easter Egg Hunt

Thursday, April 14
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Volunteer at Samaritan Inn’s Easter event for homeless families in McKinney.

Volunteer

Easter Gift Deliveries in South Dallas

Saturday, April 16
9 to 11 a.m.

Hand out Easter gift bags to the homeless and low-income housing residents in South Dallas.

Volunteer

Homeless Support in South Dallas

Saturday, April 16
8:30 to 11 a.m.

Serve at the Cornerstone Clothing & Shower Complex for the homeless in South Dallas.

Volunteer

Samaritan Inn Spring Festival

Saturday, April 30
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Serve and encourage the families of Samaritan Inn, a comprehensive homeless program in McKinney.

Volunteer

Ways to Pray

  1. Pray that every Easter egg, card, grocery bag, and treat that goes out to our community through Go and Be (more than 3,000 total) would serve as tangible reminders to the recipients that they are dearly loved and not forgotten.
  2. Pray for good weather for our outdoor outreach events so that nothing would hinder these events from happening:
    1. Saturday, April 9—Real Options Spring Family Fest
    2. Thursday, April 14—The Samaritan Inn family picnic and Easter egg hunt for resident families
    3. Friday, April 15—Hilltown lunches distribution and Easter celebration
    4. Saturday, April 16—Cornerstone Community Easter Egg Hunt
    5. Saturday, April 30—The Samaritan Inn Spring Festival (this event is also open to those interested in learning more about the Inn)
  3. Pray that the families who have been served through the ministry of Real Options will enjoy a fun time together at their Spring Family Fest. Local church partners are coming together to host this event and love on these families in Jesus’ name!
  4. Pray that the egg hunt and picnic at The Samaritan Inn will be a relaxing, fun evening for each of the residents and their families. May it be a refreshing time off from the stress and load they carry as they walk through this time of homelessness. Pray God goes before us and prepares our team for each interaction and conversation we get to have.
  5. Pray for the Hilltown community as we provide lunches, enjoy fun games, and share the Gospel on Good Friday. May God continue to grow our relationships in this community as we share the help and hope of Christ in our words and actions.
  6. Pray for the Cornerstone community in South Dallas as things open up more following Covid shutdowns. The community Easter egg hunt and outreach event is the first big event we have been able to host in a more “normal” way in more than two years. Pray for our team and members from Global Harvest Church as we partner together to host this fun event and share the Gospel with 200+ kids!
  7. Pray for the staff and volunteers of Frisco FASTpacs, as well as our teachers and school staff, that they would finish the school year strong. May God continue to provide for each child in Frisco ISD who is food insecure.
  8. Take some time to thank God for the staff of our schools and community partners who so faithfully serve those in need, day in and day out. After a very hard two years, may they feel uplifted by these simple, tangible encouragements we are sending out to them and those they serve.

Have Questions?

We’re here to help! Please reach out any time to Karen at Karenh@stonebriar.org, or call Ministry Coordinator Susan Zebe at 469-252-5242.