Every year, Grace Community Church in Noblesville, Indiana shuts its doors, cancels its services and sends its congregation out to do service projects all over the city.  This year, World Next Door sent a team of volunteer journalists from Grace’s congregation to tell some of the stories from the weekend.

This is one of those stories.

To read all of the Weekend of Service articles, click here.


Ok.   So I am a bit obsessed with Outreach.  Ever since my year-long internship with Grace’s Outreach ministry, I have been hooked.  I’ve had the chance to check out the Hamilton County Food Pantry Drive, Sundays at Wheeler Mission, New York City Relief

And since starting World Next Door, I’ve been able to connect with even more of Grace’s Frontline ministries.  Mission to Ukraine, Truthseekers International, Shepherd Community Center

Because I have been lucky enough to have these experiences, the Weekend of Service took on a whole different meaning for me.

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About the Author: Barry is the founder and Executive Director of World Next Door. A storyteller, traveller and giant nerd, he lives to compel suburban Americans to get engaged with social justice and find their place in God's kingdom revolution. His ultimate dream is to adopt a pet monkey named Kevin.

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  1. Julie Buczkowski said... 


    October 29th, 2009 at 2:21 pm  

    Because of your obsession with outreach, these seemingly mundane projects mean more to us, too. Now we know the boys at the orphanage who will be receiving the Christmas cards. (tear)

    I heard this week that stories and heroes are key to sharing your vision with others. WND is introducing us to heroes who are changing lives, and our lives are being changed as aa result.

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