A day of work will also be a day of love for neighbors as more than 350 volunteers come together serve the south Nashville and Nolensville communities on Sunday, July 30. Sponsored by The Village United Methodist Church, Sent Sunday will incorporate seven service projects that fulfill a range of needs across the area.
“We’re really looking forward to serving our neighbors in a variety of ways,” said Travis Garner, lead pastor of The Village. “Supporting our community is an important part of who we are, and spending a Sunday morning doing some hard work is one way we will show God’s love to people this summer.”
The event begins with a time of gathering and connection at 8 am at Sunset Middle School, located at 200 Sunset Trail in Nolensville. Volunteer groups will then learn details about their projects before heading to various worksites.
Anyone who would like to participate in Sent Sunday is welcome; volunteers can register at TheVillageNashville.com/SentSunday for the service opportunities, which include:
· Cleaning and beautification on the grounds at Shayne Elementary, Oliver Middle, Thurgood Marshall Middle, Sunset Elementary and Sunset Middle schools
· Packing 50,000 nutrient-rich meals that will be distributed to local families in need via Meals of Hope
· Sorting supplies and stuffing backpacks for more than 10 local schools; items are being collected throughout the month of July
· Bagging four tons of green beans for distribution at area food pantries
· Preparing blessing bags for the homeless and care packages for local police and fire departments
· Packaging 500+ teacher appreciation gifts to be delivered during the first week of school
· Bundling stacks of books that will be distributed to local children via Word Wagon
Participants do not have to be affiliated with The Village, or any church, to be a part of the event. There is no cost associated with the projects, which will conclude by mid-day.
The Village is a new United Methodist church serving the Lenox Village/Cane Ridge/Nolensville area, one of the fastest growing areas in Nashville. Through outreach, mission, and worship, the church focuses on loving and connecting with neighbors to deliver a message of faith. Services are held on Sundays at 9 a and 11 a at Sunset Middle School located at 200 Sunset Trail in Nolensville.