The Ongoing Impact of ‘One Day of Service’

The basketball court looked as though it had been abandoned for decades. The chain link fence that surrounded it on two sides was completely overgrown with weeds and brush, leaning in places as scrub trees wove themselves into the fence. The asphalt was in particularly rough shape, cracked in multiple places where weeds thrived in … Continued

New for 2018: ‘Tiny Green Thumbs’

Family-Friendly Serving Project Keeps Kids Safe and Builds Relationships For 2018, ForColumbia’s Executive Team has been working to implement a widening range of serving opportunities to fit literally anyone who wants to volunteer. One opportunity we’d like to highlight this year is a family service project we’re calling “Tiny Green Thumbs.” When He gave His … Continued

ForColumbia Serves City Non-Profits by Hosting Car Wash

This year, ForColumbia volunteers will be providing non-profits with a fresh start…at least when it comes to their vehicles! On Saturday, April 29th, any non-profit organization located in Columbia can bring their company vehicles to Calvary Baptist at 600 Ridgeway Avenue, corner of Worley and Ridgeway, to receive a free car wash. In addition to providing … Continued

Church Partnerships for ForColumbia 2017 at 48

ForColumbia is thrilled to announce that for our community-wide day of serving on April 29th, we are joined by 48 congregations throughout Columbia and surrounding areas! ForColumbia began three short years ago with 11 churches stepping up to join hands and serve our city. Last year, that number tripled as 33 congregations partnered with us. … Continued

‘When did we see you a stranger?’

by Shelly Mayer If you are thinking about serving alongside other Christians during #ForColumbia2017 on April 29th, consider getting personal. Earlier this week, thanks to a partnership with Meals on Wheels, I was able to visit with several aging Columbians who still live independently, in their own homes…but can no longer keep up with the … Continued