Love Does Ministry

Love is an action.  When God calls people to love, God doesn’t call people to just think about it or have meetings about it.    Instead, Love Does.

During August 2017, LifeBridge is re-organizing how we serve others.  We are creating a new Love Does Team that is organized around these beliefs.

1.  Love Does.
More action, less planning.
2. Love as relationally as possible.
When possible, learn names, hear stories, and continue relationships.
3.  Love the way they need.
Be responsive to need and always recognize their God given dignity.
4.  Love is whimsical.
Surprise people with the extra mile and a brighter smile.

We would love to have you be part of God’s plan to extend Love throughout the world.

Email to join the fun.

Hurricane Harvey Relief
You can help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey by giving at (click on US Disasters) and by creating a cleaning kit.   We will collect cleaning kits on Sunday September 10 and delivering them to Topeka before Wednesday September 13.  These kits will be used in the Houston area.

Cleaning Kit Supplies Value: $65.00 per kit

1 5-Gallon bucket with resealable lid
o Buckets from fast-food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned
o Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner
o Advertisements on the outside are acceptable

Liquid laundry detergent
o One 50-oz. or two 25-oz. bottle(s) only
Liquid household cleaner
o 12‐16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water (Pine-sol)
o No spray cleaners

Dish soap
o 16-28 oz. bottle, any brand

50 Clothespins

o One 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines
o Cotton or plastic

7 Sponges
o No cellulose sponges due to mold issues
o Remove from packaging

24-Roll heavy-duty trash bags
o 33-45 gallon sizes
o Remove from the box

18 Cleaning wipes
o Handi-wipes or reusable wipes
o No terry cleaning towels
o Remove from packaging

1 Can air freshener
o Aerosol or pump

1 Insect-repellant spray
o 6-14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover

2 Pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves
o Should be durable enough for multiple uses
o Remove from packaging

1 Pair work gloves
o All Cotton
o All Leather
o Cotton with Leather Palm

5 Scouring pads
o Remove from wrapper
o No stainless steel, Brillo pads or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in)

1 Scrub brush
o Plastic or wood handle
5 Dust masks

Assembly Directions
Place all liquid items in the bucket first. Place remaining items in the bucket fitting them around and between the liquid items. Sponges, scouring pads, clothespins and trash bags can be separated in order to fit all of the items in the bucket. Ensure the lid is closed securely.

Important Notes
All items must be new except for the actual bucket and lid. All cleaning agents must be liquid and in plastic containers. No powders, please.  If you cannot find the requested size of a liquid item, use a smaller size. If all of the items on the list are not included, please put a label on the bucket indicating what has been omitted.

Packing Instructions
Box weight: Each packed box cannot exceed 66 pounds.
Complete 2 packing lists: One for your records and one to put on the shipping box.
Dropoff: Bring items to LifeBridge on Sunday September 10.

Second Sunday Collection 
The Second Sunday of each month is dedicated to bringing items for the local food pantries. God cares about our bodies so we help provide nourishment. Check back soon for some pictures of our most recent collection for the DeSoto Food Pantry.

Clothing Closet in Kansas City, Kansas
LifeBridge has begun helping with a clothing giveaway at Metropolitan Avenue United Methodist Church.   This ministry helps the population in the Argentine area who mostly speak English as a second language.   Part of the church and the community is a population of 100 Congolese immigrants.

LifeBridge takes part in this month clothing closet on the First Saturday of the Month from 8:30-11:30am.  Text us as 913-278-1114 with any questions or to tell us that you will be there to help.

Some Past Activities
LifeBridge has given to the Special Olympics, KVC Foster Care, Operation Christmas Child, Shawnee Community Services in recent months as well as delivering Valentine’s Day Cards to a local nursing home. LifeBridge has collected tickets and spending money for local families in need to attend Royals Games so they can be part of the fun, too.   This isn’t toot our own horn, but to possibly give you some ideas for ways you can put love into action.