An Opportunity To Let God “Show Off”

A couple of weeks ago, my message “Shining Light” had this bottom line:

God never shows up.  But sometimes he shows off.

Well, with this weekend’s First Serve, we want to give you an opportunity to allow God to do just that.  Through you.

First Serve


First Serve is our community outreach ministry that puts hands and feet to our value of serving in love.  Over the span of the next three days, here are some of the ways God can show off through you:


Serving Opportunities Include:On Thursday, May 5:

Lake Wylie Elementary Staff Appreciation Luncheon –
Meet at Good Shepherd Church at 10:30 am

Ambassador, Demetria Daniel
This is a good fit for high school ages and up. 10 people needed.

Volunteers will serve lunch to staff and teachers at Lake Wylie elementary school located around the corner from the Moss Road Campus on Erwin Road.  Come serve, meet and greet staff as we bless them as part of Teacher Appreciation week. We will also be providing notes of encouragement to be given out.


On Friday, May 6:

Dove’s Nest – Meet at Good Shepherd Church at 10:00 am
Background check required prior to serving. Please see pdf form attached to registration.

Ambassador, Susan Trull
This is a good fit for all ages.  15 volunteers needed.

Charlotte Rescue Mission’s “Dove’s Nest” is an intensive 120-day program to help women deal with drug and alcohol addictions. Volunteers will prepare and serve lunch to the women in the program. Feel free to bring a dessert to share.


On Saturday, May 7:

Nursing Home Ministry
Ambassadors, Tim and Melissa Hoffman
This is a good fit for all ages. 20 people needed, including children.

Do you have a heart for seniors? Our team of volunteers meets at the Nursing Home located at 2415 Sandy Porter Road, Charlotte, NC 28273 at 9:30 a.m. We bring smiles and encouragement to the residents. Bingo starts at 10:30! Bingo helpers are needed at each table to repeat the last number called, help residents read their cards, and to shout “Bingo!” New volunteers can buddy-up with experienced volunteers for an introduction to the facility and our ministry.


Samaritan’s Feet Warehouse
Ambassador: Ginenne Rife
This is a good fit for ages 8 and up. 40 volunteers needed.

Volunteers will unpack, organize, and process shoes that will be distributed all over the world.  Upon arrival at SF a short video and training session is provided to explain the details of processing the shoes.


Shoes of Hope Outreach
Ambassador: Colman Pierzchala
This is a good fit for middle schoolers and up.  50 volunteers needed.

Partnered with Samaritan’s Feet and Neighborhood Good Samaritan Center we will be providing shoes for 200 refugees who have recently arrived in the city of Charlotte.  Volunteers can participate in various roles such as praying, washing feet, shoe store and runners who empty water and shuttle shoes to foot washers.

There will be a short orientation for all volunteers.


Charlotte Rescue Mission

Ambassador: Allan Barwick
This is a good fit for all ages. 20 volunteers needed.

We will prepare and serve lunch for 150 men enrolled in the Charlotte Rescue Mission recovery program. The centerpiece of this ministry is the time of visiting that comes after lunch is served. This is the time when the volunteers from Good Shepherd pick up a lunch plate, sit down at a table, and join the conversation. Please bring a dessert to share.


To sign up — and to give God room to show off — simply click here.