By Shelly Mayer Director, ForColumbia 2020 As you undoubtedly are already aware, ForColumbia 2020 was scheduled to happen this Saturday, April 25th. This would have been our sixth year of loving and serving our neighbors in Columbia, Mo., and making an incredible impact in our city, all for God’s glory. That’s always been our mission … Continued
The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps. (Proverbs 16:9) By Shelly Mayer Director, ForColumbia 2020 As the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) has spread across our country and entered our own community, it has become abundantly clear that our efforts to coordinate a large-scale volunteer effort to love and serve our … Continued
While we are still six weeks out from our planned serving date, we want to communicate that we take this pandemic very seriously and will take the necessary measures to protect both our sites and our volunteers. We want to speak in one voice about our plans regarding the ForColumbia 2020 anticipated day of service, and the potential impact of the national – and indeed, global – emergency in which we find ourselves.
This year, ForColumbia is headed back to Demaret and its neighborhood and our hope is simply to continue to help Joyce, and Ginger, and others, deepen relationships with more of their neighbors as we all glorify our God.
“One Day of Service” Stubbornly Refuses to Stay Within Its Limited Timeframe 🙂 By Shelly Mayer Coordinator, #ForColumbia2020 Even though ForColumbia’s effort to serve our city is limited in that it is primarily an annual “day” of service, one of the many beautiful fruits that I’ve seen come out of this effort is the number … Continued
Know someone who is struggling? You can help! “I had to move out [of my home] because the house was falling apart and I couldn’t repair it by myself, didn’t have the funds.” Sandra Warren, a single mother of six children, was one of 18 Columbians whose homes were chosen as a ForColumbia project site … Continued
By Shelly Mayer ForColumbia 2019 Coordinator One thing Christians have in common, no matter what denomination we are a part of, is the belief that having been saved by the work of Jesus Christ on the cross, our hearts are changed such that we want to live differently. God’s Word calls us to be salt … Continued
By Shelly Mayer ForColumbia 2019 Coordinator ForColumbia 2019 is now nearly three weeks in the rearview mirror and, as we wrap up all of the post-event activities, I can’t help but return to this year’s recap video over and over. Being “the hands and feet of Jesus” is a phrase that threatens to sound over-used, … Continued
By Brooke Bassett Prayer is an integral – and growing – part of our efforts to love and serve the members of our community. As Christians, we believe that the Lord is always listening when we call out to Him (1 John 5:14) and that He loves hearing from his sons and daughters. We believe … Continued
Phil Steinhaus, CEO of the Columbia Housing Authority, has been a resident of Columbia since 1968 and is able to provide a unique perspective on ForColumbia’s annual day of service.