At Rivermont, our passion is to see God's compelling love renew lives in our own city as well as the world. We want to show and share the love of Jesus with those who need to experience it. One of the hardest hit "areas" of the COVID19 pandemic has been our healthcare system and its workers. For those working on the frontlines, it has been an exhausting, worrisome and frustrating experience, and because they put their patients first, no one really sees what they're going through.
In December, many of you were able to help us love on these healthcare workers by providing shoeboxes with gifts and supplies. This project was a huge success and overwhelmed and blessed the workers who received these boxes; however, we want to do more.
In the month of February, the church is providing sandwiches for workers in the COVID unit each Monday...enough for both the day and night shift workers. We've already delivered one round and the Pulmonary Unit Manager we've been working with there said, "This brought tears to my eyes. I cannot thank you and your congregation enough for this. It means more than you know to the staff. They are struggling and this brings a smile to their face."
Additionally, we asked for and received the first names of those working in the COVID unit so that we can be praying specifically for them and have posted them on our website. Join us in praying for these healthcare workers that God might preserve them and even draw them to himself in faith.
We are also seeking to collect additional gifts that we can bring to them on February 15th, which is the day after Valentine's Day. We'd like to try and keep it simple for you and for them and so we recommend gift cards (Starbucks is a favorite), chocolates, or salty/sweet snacks.
With those gifts, we'd love for you to consider the following:
- Pray for each name listed and for their safety and well-being!
- Provide a signed Valentine card (homemade or store-bought) for as many names as you like that expresses appreciation for their sacrifice and work. If you have kids, encourage your kids to design the card! Gift cards can be included inside the card.
- You can drop your items off at the church by Sunday, February 14th in the receptacle located in the Narthex on Sundays and the Locke Commons during the weekday.
- If you're not getting out right now or would prefer to just give money and have us purchase the items, we'd be more than happy to do that. Just indicate on the envelope or memo line that it is for Operation Caregiver. To give online, click here.
Thank you church family for loving our city to Jesus!