The vision of Beaches Vineyard Church is to share the love and power of Christ's kingdom with everyone, everywhere, every day. Our passion is to be a church community that reaches together in practical ways for nothing less than this vision… sharing God's love with everyone. everywhere. every day.
So twice a year on a fifth Sunday, we are canceling our usual Sunday morning service and are going to live out our vision of everyone. everywhere. every day. together by serving our city in tangible ways.
We’re calling these events LoveJax.
Our very first LoveJax Event will take place on Sunday, April 30th. Since it’s our first attempt, we thought it best to work in our existing partnerships with the City of Atlantic Beach. So we reached out to community leaders and government officials with this request: what is your area of greatest need right now and how can Beaches Vineyard help?
Their response was simple: litter and debris cleanup! You may have noticed that many lawns in the AB/Mayport area are still covered in storm debris from Hurricane Matthew, the property owners physically unable to clean up or afford to hire a service to clean up their lawns. We have offered to do basic yard debris clearing. And a number of Beaches Vineyard members who own lawn services have volunteered to come in behind our crews to tidy up the landscaping afterwards. Awesome! The City of Atlantic Beach also expressed an area of need in trash and litter pickup around the beach accesses, a few specific neighborhoods and parks. So we’re going to pitch in there as well.
To volunteer for a cleanup crew click here.
And while folks ages 12+ are addressing these areas of need, we’ll simultaneously be hosting Kids Conference Mission: Possible! for children ages 12 and under at Beaches Vineyard Church! Your child must be registered for this event. For more information click here.
If you'd like to volunteer to help out with the Kids Conference Mission: Possible! click here.
How to best prepare for the event:
- REGISTER! - Cleanup and Kids Conference Mission: Possible! volunteer opportunities open for people 12+. Mission Conference available for kids 12 and under. Be sure to register!
- Arrive at Beaches Vineyard no later than 9am for crew assignment. Arrival time for Kids Mission: Possible! Conference volunteers is 8:30am.
- After parking and registering (and dropping off children to the conference, etc), we’ll break into teams of 5-8 and carpool to assigned locations.
- Be sure to bring sunscreen, work clothes and water. Gloves, trash bags, hand tools, etc. will be provided.
- This event will take place RAIN or SHINE!
If you have any additional questions about volunteering for the LoveJax Cleanup event please contact Bobby Spahn at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have additional questions about volunteering for the Kids Mission: Possible! Conference please contact Cheryl Abbott at email@example.com.
Volunteer for Clean Up
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Volunteer for Kids Conference Mission: Possible!
Hurray! We have all the volunteers that we need for our Kids Conference. There are still spots available to help with the Atlantic Beach Clean Up.