Compassion Projects 2022

Mark your calendars! July 2022 is Compassion Month for Love INC of Lancaster County. Volunteers from churches all over the county work together to serve neighbors in need, through small home repairs, yard work and various other projects, right here in Lancaster. Whether individuals have a knack for being handy or just a heart to serve, your church family can make a kingdom impact with the gifts God has given you! Will you join us?

If your church family is interested in participating or learning more, click the button below to fill out the interest survey. Someone from our Love INC Compassion Team will connect with you. 

How does Compassion month work?
It all begins when churches want to do a “missions trip” in their own home town.  Talented and handy people are willing to serve neighbors – typically elders who cannot afford repairs and are experiencing financial hardships due to fixed income constraints.  A church gathers folks who are good with simple carpentry, electric, plumbing, painting, outdoor yard work, or cleaning “high spots I can’t reach”.  In July, as suits your church team’s schedule, Christ-followers go build some relationships and help their neighbors.  

How many people does a church need to have ready to participate?
It doesn’t matter.  During the spring, churches need to muster as many people as are willing to serve. If outreach is in your tribe’s DNA, we can figure out how to scale our approach.  For example, if one church in a community wants to serve, we can tailor our approach on a smaller scale and offer help to a particular street or neighborhood.  If several churches in a school district or town are ready to serve together, we can use a local newspaper and invite a whole school district area to call with their needs for help.  We will work with your specific church’s parameters and help you frame your approach – no matter how new your tribe is to the process.

We need volunteers who are not handy and can even serve administratively. 
We need folks who are willing to come alongside our phone system to collect calls, make confirmation calls, and establish the project lists.  Together with the Love INC staff, a solid team of folks coordinating all projects is a must.  So, even if you’re not “handy” you can serve your neighbor during Compassion month by helping organize it ahead of time! 

For more information about Compassion and how to get started at your church, check out this info session recording from our Board Member, and Compassion Project chairperson, Nate Minnich.