Outreach is Not "One Size Fits All"

Outreach is Not "One Size Fits All"

Dear Old First,
I am reaching out to first and foremost say thank you and to ask for your continued
support in our Saturday Breakfast ministry. In my four months of working here, I
have seen first hand how the community comes together to do much for our most
underserved and marginalized brothers and sisters.

When I think of Old First, I think of outreach. I think of fellowship and I think of
helping hands. I’ve said this before, so believe me when I say, I know first hand that
life brings on it’s own unique set of challenges. But on my worst day, I can’t imagine
the struggles that many of our Saturday morning breakfast guests face nor can I
imagine their everyday realities.

Old First, I know that many of you, volunteer elsewhere and as such you take to
heart the mission of the church and its attitude towards outreach.
I also know that many of you have thought about outreach at Old First and
wandered what it looks like. Let me tell you, it varies. Outreach as I see it, is not one
size fits all nor should it be. It truly depends on an individual’s level of comfort and
interest.

As it relates to our Saturday Morning Breakfast and Clothing Pantry, I invite all of
you to check it out. Whether you’re more of a chef or baker and would like to donate
casseroles, breakfast sandwiches, or baked goods to one morning meal please do,
(we always welcome home cooked meals). If you’d prefer to drop by and donate
clothes I welcome you. Or if you’d like to interact with our guests by serving and
helping with clothing distribution I’d love for you to come.
Old First I INVITE YOU ALL.

If you’re interested and I hope you are, please feel free to email me
@athomas@oldfirstucc.org. I would love to answer any questions that you may
have.

Blessings,
~Alesha, Outreach Coordinator