For National Volunteer Week (April 17 to April 23), we're spotlighting four volunteers who connected with affiliates through our church partners. Hear what it means for them to serve different communities.
Redeemer East Side
Every year, HFNY hosts HFNY Sunday events and participates in Volunteer Fairs at our church partners. We asked our Church Partnerships team what encouraged them at the HFNY Sunday and Volunteer Fair events.
It was amazing to see a movement of volunteers and the impact that just one day can have. It truly was a moment of inspiration for myself to do more and to serve where I can. Don’t Walk By is proof that a small deed can make a big difference in someone’s life.
Terrie Wheeler, a HFNY Rep for a Redeemer East Side community group, shares a reflection from her experience volunteering with The Relief Bus. Join Terrie in prayer for the poor of our city.
The events in Charlottesville remind me that our nation's profoundly racialized past is firmly sedimented in the institutions, attitudes, and norms of the present. Facing up to these realities—naming and seeking to dismantle them—require something far more than the human spirit alone can muster.
Hope for New York volunteers are constantly thinking through how they can best serve their neighbors in need as a response to the grace shown by Jesus. Let these stories inspire you to pray through how God might want to use you to bring greater flourishing to this city.
We serve a God who intimately experienced violence at the hands of men. But that same God defeated violence itself three days later. The vortex of the Cross has taken away the victory of violence.