Willow Creek Community Church
Section 208-209 at 9:00
Dinner Serve and Devotional at Breakthrough
For the five years twenty of us have gone into East Garfield Park Chicago on a bi-monthly basis to prepare and serve dinner, lead a devotional service, and interact with guests at a both a men's and a women's homeless shelter. This was an awesome experience for all of us. Before leaving in two Willow vans, we prayed that we might be a source of hope and inspiration to a group of people who are facing challenges that we can't really even imagine. We also prayed the reverse, that they might be a source of blessing to us.
Well, this turned out to be an incredible experience. Planning, buying, cooking, and serving the meals for ~85 total at both the women's and men's shelter was quite an experience. But the highlight was the devotional, and then sitting at tables with the guests and eating dinner together and discussing our lives. The devotional was from Matthew 12: 38-50, a particularly challenging section of scripture. Well these guys jumped in with wisdom, depth of knowledge of scripture, and really focused insights. It turned out to be a totally awesome bible study and we all grew and learned to appreciate the depth of spirit and character of our guests.
Well, we've now done this serve over 50
times and have had an equally amazing
experience each time!
2017-18 Serving Dates