Frequently Asked Questions
What Are We Doing?
We are harnessing all our Sunday morning people and energy and campuses to prepare and package over 280,000 Meals Ready To Eat (MREs).
Where Is All This Food Going To End Up?
After we prepare and package the meals, Stop Hunger Now will ship them to hurricane-stricken regions of Haiti.
Why Aren’t We Having Church?
We ARE having church. We are worshipping by feeding. Instead of hearing a sermon, we are the sermon.
Have We Ever Done This Before On A Sunday Morning? Twice! In 2011, we packaged 192,000 meals on an October Sunday called Fed Up With Hunger and in 2014 we packaged 254,000 as part of a series called Food For Thought.
Taking those two Sundays and then adding the other times we have done meal packing days (usually First Serve Saturdays) this coming Sunday means that we will as a congregation pass the one million meal mark with Stop Hunger Now. As you might expect, that is a milestone worth celebrating!
Will We Have An Offering Sunday?
Yes. Please look for greeters with giving baskets as on a usual Sunday. The first $85,000 of today’s offering goes to this project to pay for the food products and the shipping.
What About My Kids?
Children & youth 1st grade and up will be your co-laborers in the Worship Center this morning. For space and safety sake, we ask that parents take infants and pre-schoolers to their normal Sunday morning space in the K-Zone where there will be age specific service projects. Our nursery area will function as normal.
What Should I Wear? Dress casually. Because the Worship Center will be a food processing area, hygeine is critical. You’ll be given gloves and a hair net.
Will I Be Standing The Whole Time? Some people will. There are also many work stations available for people who need to sit. On our previous Stop Hunger Now Sundays, people in their 90s have worked alongside children and teens.
I Thought This Series Was About the “Value Of A Soul”? We can’t very well value people’s souls without first valuing their bodies and ministering to those who are hungry. Plus . . . at the end of the day (and the day of the end!), New Testament faith is more about the resurrection of the body than the immortality of a disembodied soul.
How Does This Fit In With Inviting All People Into A Living Relationship With Jesus Christ?
Inviting All People is our big “what.” Our strategic “how” involves LifeGroups, Serve Teams, Worship Gatherings, and Radical Impact Projects. Sunday is a Radical Impact Project.
Where And When, Again? There are three “shifts” at Moss: 8:30, 10, and 11:30. We will have two shifts at Zoar: 10 and 11:30.