Rachel Sochacki is one of the co-leaders for Gateway 328, the Ward anti-human-trafficking ministry. When you talk to Rachel today about her ministry, her passion for human-trafficking victims is very evident. However, it was not always that way for Rachel. But God’s still small voice called to her in a worship service, to do the unimaginable to bless others.
In the first weeks of COVID-19, Sue Hanstad, Director of Local Outreach, asked Debbie Meagher to head up a team who would sew fabric face masks to distribute to those in need. Debbie reached out to Marianne Hooker to work with her to determine a simple pattern that could be used, and the women recruited about 15 who agreed to help just as we were suddenly all in quarantine. Continue reading to learn more about the community impact of this team.
When the COVID-19 quarantine was set in place, Sue Hanstad, Director of Outreach and Guest Services, knew that there would be some who simply could not leave their homes and who would need help. She asked Jill Hemingway to oversee a ‘Shop and Drop’ delivery team to meet those needs.
We’ve learned in these past few months that the church is more than a building but the people who gather to live by God’s word and for God’s mission. Brothers and sisters, we can no longer remain silent as men and women of color are being lynched before our very eyes. We must weep, we must cry out, and we must stand.
Are the coronavirus, quarantines and uncertainties putting a strain on your marriage? Here are ways to fight the fear and grow closer to your spouse.
They may seem little, but God uses them to do big things. “They” are the annual group of WardKids who take the Next Steps Class. This year, 23 students with a parent met to learn about what it means to be a Christian, about baptism and communion. They were challenged to use their abilities to bless others.
Chances are, you’ve got a friend or family member who is stumbling along their own personal journey of grief. Learn five ways to best support them during tough seasons.