I wanted to share a practical opportunity that we, as a localized body, have to tangibly love, serve, and be present in our community. Veritas Short North has a long-standing relationship with a neighborhood school, Weinland Park Elementary School. You may remember we were able to open up our doors throughout last year to serve students and families of WPES as they learned remotely. We also have members of our body who attend this school. But more than any of these things, this school is our neighbor. And the call for the Church to love and serve our neighbor is clear throughout all of scripture. As Christ’s ambassadors, our hearts are to see our neighbors, the Wildcats of Weinland Park Elementary School, thrive this school year.
I am asking that you please take just five minutes this afternoon to join together as a body and do two things:
- Pray: For the families and students of Weinland Park Elementary School. Pray for the teachers and administration. Pray for this upcoming school year that starts in just a couple weeks. I invite you to boldly ask God for Gospel renewal within this school body. That He would move mightily this year, transforming hearts and minds, and bringing new life. Pray for the students and teachers as they dig-in once again after an unprecedented year. Family, I am convinced that your faithfulness here, advocating for our neighbor through prayer, is more valuable than the following ask…
- Give: Go online to this Amazon Wish List and consider ordering one of requested school supplies, to bless and support the students, families, and teachers of WPES. This list has been prepared by the WPES administration. I encourage you to write “Veritas Church” in the “From” field. A generic gift message will be prefilled; but feel free to write your own.
Quick practical note: For most of these items – you should be able to select “Weinland Park Elementary/Dr Foley’s Gift Registry Address” from a list of addresses during checkout. However, if that is not the case, please feel free to ship the item to yourself and bring it to the Veritas church building at your earliest convenience. We will get those items to the school.
Short North Director of Mercy & Justice
Veritas Community Church