Serve Sabbath is our opportunity to get out of the four walls of the church and be the hands and feet of Jesus in the community. 

We believe that God calls us to be a peculiar people who are zealous for doing good works (Titus 2:14). Once a quarter we go out into the community to do multiple service projects, including feeding the homeless, a health fair, a children’s program called Kids Time, and prayer walks. You can feel the camaraderie among the church members as we went out. Every member is fired up and ready to go.

During our most recent Serve Sabbath we gave out 160 personal hygiene kits and served freshly-cooked barbecue, baked beans, and green bean salad. We also hosted a worship service that included a sermon and we prayed for the homeless. In addition, we had small prayer groups and gave out 100 copies of Steps to Christ.

After the service projects, the church members reunited and ate while singing songs and sharing testimonies. The experience was so powerful that members said they want to do Serve Sabbath every week.

We want to thank all those who helped serve and pray that the Lord continues to bless our efforts for His glory!

Trevor D. Barnes Jr. is the pastor of the Northside Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Central States Conference.