In the wake of the current COVID-19 Pandemic, Missions at Burnt Hickory would like to invite you to continue to serve our community in a time when they need it most. We realize this can be a difficult time for all but we have the Hope of Christ and there is no better time to share that with our community. We will be posting ideas and opportunities throughout the coming weeks to help you find ways to serve. You may also be able to find these on the InsideOut Missions at Burnt Hickory facebook page.
WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?
This timeless question was asked of Jesus in the Scriptures. Jesus answered by telling the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) who showed mercy to someone in need. Jesus ended the story by saying, "Go and do likewise."
How can we do show mercy during these times? Pray through some of these resources and consider how God can use you to love others. The hope that can only be found in Him is ours to share. Look for ways to pray for people, share your testimony, and share the Gospel.
WHERE TO START: KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR.
HOW TO ENGAGE: RELATIONSHIPS
Rosaria Butterfield, author of The Gospel Comes with a House Key, shares how to Practice Hospitality During COVID-19.
BE THE CHURCH
We are blessed to be a part of a church body that time and time again gives unselfishly. 1 Peter 4:10 tells us "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in various forms." It is out desire to care for the whole body, especially those who are the most vulnerable among us. In times like these, we do not want any member of our church body putting themselves at risk unnecessarily. So, if you are a senior adult, a single mom, or have a compromised immune system, please let us serve you by going grocery shopping or running essential errands for you. We encourage you to not be afraid to ask for help - it is a blessing and honor to serve you!
We want to provide a place where you can request assistance. We also want to put together a list of members who are willing to help. So if you are in need of assistant or if you are willing to be of service, please click on the corresponding link below.
*Note, we will do our best to match needs based on proximity where possible*
Prepare Homeless Hygiene kits for Safehouse
BHBC is partnering with this ministry in Atlanta to provide hygiene kits to for their homeless clients during this critical time. You can help by putting together kits and dropping them off at BHBC. Place the following items in a GALLON size ziplock bag: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, NEW socks, hand wipes or hand sanitizer, and chapstick. If there is still room in the SAME bag, you may also add (BUT NOT REQUIRED): feminine hygiene products, NEW underwear, washcloth, sunscreen, first aid kit/band-aids, toilet paper/wipes, comb, disposable razor, flossers/dental floss, mask, poncho, mouthwash, hand warmers, hat, reflective/emergency blanket. Drop items in the bin located outside the front offices at BHBC BEGINNING Mon, April 27th.
Contact Commissioners on behalf of our local non-profits
Noonday Association (along with Cobb Community Foundation, Cobb Collaborative, Storehouse Ministries, Must Ministries and many other incredible non-profits) have put a measure before the Cobb County Commission which will be voted on next Tuesday April 28th. This measure is asking that the commission authorize the allocation of county dollars to reimburse/help non-profits with the overwhelming additional costs incurred during this crisis.
Here is how you can help:
We would love for you to email the 5 Commissioners asking them to vote YES on this measure. Please Click Here for a webpage Cobb Community Foundation has set up with some surprising stats, sample letter/email, email addresses for all 5 commissioners, social media posts to share and more. Again, the vote is next Tues. Apr. 28th, so time is of the essence.
Marietta City Schools Meal Deliveries
Marietta City Schools volunteer slots for the next two weeks are now open! Here's how you can help:
They are delivering breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday to children at 81 stops across the city.
There are three meal prep sites: Marietta High School, Marietta Middle School, and Marietta Sixth Grade Academy. Each site has a different sign-up form. Guidelines for volunteers are on each form.
MHS, 4/20-4/24: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040945aaa62fa2fa7-marietta6
MHS, 4/27-5/1: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040945aaa62fa2fa7-marietta7
MMS, 4/20-4/24: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040945aaa62fa2fa7-marietta8
MMS, 4/27-5/1: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040945aaa62fa2fa7-marietta9
MSGA, 4/20-4/24: https://www.signupgenius.com/…/9040945aaa62fa2fa7-marietta10
MSGA, 4/27-5/1: https://www.signupgenius.com/…/9040945aaa62fa2fa7-marietta11
New CDC guidelines call for volunteers to wear a face mask at all times while in the workplace; homemade cloth face coverings are allowed. Please bring a face mask/covering with you for all assignments. Please watch this video tutorial on how to carefully wear and remove—and especially to put it back on the same side if you take it off. https://bit.ly/2XwPA0b.
Missions at BHBC has partnered with Storehouse Ministries to provide food to children and families in our community…
Here’s how you can help:
Volunteer at Storehouse Ministries by boxing food items.(Social distancing protocol will be followed as well as you will be given an official “Essential Service Letter”.) Call Tish Young (773-412-9719) at Storehouse to volunteer.
Donate the following needed items. Drop off your donations at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church between the hours of 9am and 8pm.
Check out Storehouse Ministries for a list of needed food items.
HATS FOR HEROS
With the shortage of masks for those working the frontlines in our community to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all seen an outpouring of crafty people set out to meet those needs. It has come to our attention that a shipment of masks are on their way to our local hospitals but there is still a tremendous need for surgical hats. BHBC’s Crafting Love Ministry is putting together a plan to tackle this need.
Here are 3 ways you can help!
Donate: Pre-washed medium weight cotton or poly cotton fabric (at least 1 yard or more)
Cut: Cut out a simple pattern in preparation for hat to be sewed.
Sew: Sew precut patterns to complete each hat.
If you can help with any portion of the hat assembly or complete assembly, please email Kimberly McDurmon Kimberly McDurmon to receive pattern and instructions on where to pick up supplies or drop off completed hats. All hats will be donated to our 2 local Wellstar hospitals.
FOOD FOR FAMILIES
We are continuing our 321Serve challenge by banding together as a church and working with several of our school and community partnerships to assist in feeding families. We are preparing and delivering food boxes to families that our partners have identified as the most in need. Each of these boxes will have over $200 worth of non-perishable food items and we want to reach at least 50 families in our community. Help us by donating today!
MUST Ministries is feeding at-risk students and their families during school closings due to COVID-19.
How you can help: There are two drive-up locations for you to drop off non-perishable food items:
MUST Donation Center, 1280 Field Pkwy, Marietta
MUST Ministries in Canton, 111 Brown Industrial Pkwy
There will be food barrels at these locations Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. You can also give financially at MUST MINISTRIES You can also ship non-perishable food items directly to the MUST Donation Center, located at 1280 Field Pkwy, Marietta, GA
Sweetwater Mission is providing express food to families in need within the community. You can help replenish their stock of essential food by donating at SWEETWATER MISSION