On Sunday, October 8, 2017, Sardis Baptist Church will host its first-ever Servant Sunday. In our 29 years as a church, we’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of great ministry partners in Charlotte and beyond.
Several times a month, we receive letters of thanksgiving from partners with whom we have either volunteered or given financial contributions. But how often do we thank our partners? We wanted to change that.
On Servant Sunday, Sardis will recognize five local ministry partners: Crisis Assistance Ministry, Habitat for Humanity, Urban Ministry Center, Loaves and Fishes, and Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina. Each of these partners share three characteristics: 1) The organization has been a recipient of Sardis’ annual ministry plan contributions for at least ten years 2) Sardis members have engaged with the organization in a mission project or special offering within the last twelve months 3) The organization offers support to people in and around Charlotte.
During eleven o’clock worship, representatives from each organization will be on hand to share a brief ministry update, as well as offer ways that Sardis members can become more involved. In addition, the worship service will be designed to offer prayers of support and thanksgiving for our ministry partners, and to embolden our community to be tangible evidence of God’s love for all people. Following worship, Sardis will host a short ceremony in our Labyrinth and Sacred Gardens where we will dedicate paver stones to commemorate the good work of each of these partners.
All are welcome to attend this celebration of God’s co-laborers in Charlotte.