Together we can be a blessing!
Be a Blessing
Did you know that nearly 63% of children in Miami-Dade County live in households that can’t afford basic necessities? In fact, 19% of those children are living in poverty, and 38% of parents say they’ll have to cut back on food and other needs this year just to make ends meet.
As followers of Jesus, this breaks our hearts and we want to do something about it. That’s why we’re starting Be a Blessing.
We want to serve 500 families in need through our Small Groups. Our goal is for each Group to come alongside a family and not just serve them once, but rather develop a relationship with them and be a blessing all year long—such as during back-to-school season, Thanksgiving, Christmas and beyond. When these families go through trials and hardship, they’ll know they have a group of people who are there for them and will support them.
As God has blessed us, let’s go and be a blessing to others.
If you’re a Small Group leader, sign up your Group today!
It’s time to Be A Blessing to your assigned family by serving them for Thanksgiving. Here is how you and your group can get started:
Contact the parent of the family you are assigned and let them know you are calling on behalf of Christ Fellowship Church.
Share your desire to serve their family for Thanksgiving by providing groceries for their Thanksgiving meal. Ask if there are any allergies or preferred foods they like to eat for Thanksgiving.
If your family does not give you a list of preferred foods, here are some recommendations: boxed macaroni and cheese, cans of corn, boxes of stuffing, cans of green beans, and boxed mashed potatoes.
Schedule a day and time that works best for the family to drop off their groceries.
Share the food items requested by the family with your small group. Divide up the items to be purchased and share drop off details with your group . We recommend that you purchase a gift card for the family to buy their own protein of choice.
Pick up Be A Blessing Thanksgiving resources at your campus on Sunday Nov 5 or 12th. Here’s what you will be receiving:
A CF tote bag to place grocery items in
A CF invite to invite your family to church
A postcard to handwrite a letter to your family
And CF Kids placemats for the children of your family to enjoy
Deliver your items to the family with your small group on the agreed upon day. Use this opportunity to pray with your family.
We want to celebrate with you! Share stories with us on how you saw the Lord at work by tagging us on social media @cfmiami or email us at email@example.com.
We recommend you take someone with you to deliver the food.
Make sure a parent or adult is home when you deliver.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Be a Blessing Initiative?
The Be a Blessing Initiative is an opportunity for small groups and individuals of our church to come alongside families in our community and intentionally serve them throughout the year.
Who will be served in the Be a Blessing Initiative?
We will be serving families in need from our community that have been identified through our programs and partners.
Who can serve in the Be a Blessing Initiative?
Be a Blessing is an opportunity for small groups to intentionally serve families in our community together. However, anyone in our church can sign up to serve individually as well.
What does the Be a Blessing Initiative entail?
Our goal is to intentionally serve families 4 times a year: Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas and at Easter.
Will Christ Fellowship provide ideas on how to support these families?
Absolutely! As a church we will be providing you with clear instructions and ideas on how to serve these families throughout the year.
Who may I contact for questions about the Be a Blessing initiative?
You may email our Community Engagement team at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to your Small Group Director.