Oak Tree is Church of the Week Jan 15-20, 2018
What Is Love INC?
The vision of Love In the Name of Christ is to see Christian churches united in purpose and fully engaged in actively living out their faith by lovingly serving people in need in their communities.
Sacramento’s Love INC is one of 150 national affiliates that are mobilizing local churches to connect available resources with those most in need. Love INC Sacramento also receives, processes and distributes thousands of dollars of donated items through Sacramento area churches, ministries and agencies to help families in need.
What Is Church Of The Week?
Church Of The Week (COTW) is a strategy that mobilizes local churches to partner with Love INC for one week to meet the needs of families who have contacted the Love INC Help Line for assistance. These requests vary from providing and delivering groceries, clothes and furniture, to helping someone move or possibly even making a home visit. In the past, before COTW was implemented, Love INC volunteers spent several days, and often weeks, searching for individual church volunteers who were available to help those in need. COTW decreases the response time by having pre-scheduled volunteers (your church) readily accessible to demonstrate the love of Christ to our city. Our vision is to have 52 congregations serving every week of the year!
What Will We Be Doing?
We will be working in teams to accomplish a variety of tasks.
- Some will deliver and/or pick up furniture.
- Some will prepare and/or deliver food, clothes or other assistance packages.
- Some will answer phones and take requests for help.
- Some will be making home visits to determine the legitimacy of needs that have been phoned in.
Participants will be given the opportunity to join a team according to what they are able to do and feel comfortable with. Our top priority is to reflect the love of Christ no matter what task we are involved in.
- Please take the time to listen to the recipients, and to encourage them as you are able.
- Offer to pray with them, and do not be shy about asking questions about their spiritual condition.
- Inquire if they have a home church. If not, encourage them to find one. Share why yours is important to you.
Participants can sign up for whatever time commitment fits their schedule. It can be one morning, afternoon or evening shift during the six day schedule – or perhaps one full day of service. Some have even taken time off from work to serve the entire week.
Visit www.LoveINCSacramento.com for more information!
Deliver Your Donations to the Love INC Sacramento Warehouse
*Beds (all sizes)
*Bath Towel Sets
Computers (must run Windows 7)
Living Room Chairs
TVs (flat screen)
All items must be in good working condition with no rips, tears or stains
Contact the Love INC Sacramento office at 916-383-3999
if you need help transporting larger items.
Directions to Love INC Warehouse
6750 Florin-Perkins Road
The Love INC Warehouse is located at 6750 Florin-Perkins Road,
between Elder Creek Road and Florin Road
Donations are by appointment only as the warehouse is not occupied on regular days and times.
Please use designated parking spaces in back of warehouse.
Love INC Phone 916-383-3999
Love INC on the Web Loveincsacramento.com