Service and Outreach Opportunities

Olivia Greubel | March 26, 2020

“And now, again, is the minister’s time; and now is the time for all of you who love souls.”

Charles Spurgeon wrote those words during the cholera outbreak of 1866, words that ring especially true in a time such as this. This is a time where ministry should be strengthened, not weakened. Despite the fear and uncertainty this virus can cause, we want to continue to find our hope in Christ and love our neighbors, brothers, and sisters well.

If you’re looking for ways to help and serve, listed below are some options. We’ll continue to update this post more as needs and opportunities come up. We love you CBC; it’s time to be the Church.

Service & Outreach Opportunities

Care & Support for the Most Vulnerable

The CDC has recommended that individuals who are most vulnerable to the virus avoid public spaces like grocery stores. Higher risk individuals include older adults 60+, immunocompromised, or individuals with chronic conditions—heart disease, diabetes, lung disease. If you fall into one of these categories, we would love to serve you by picking up groceries or other needed household items. For those in a community group, we encourage you to reach out to your Community Group Leader for help.

| For those not currently in a community group, please send an email to info@cbcsavannah.com and a deacon will be in touch with you to help.
| For any church member that would like to help grocery shop and/or make deliveries to those in need, please email info@cbcsavannah.com to be added to the list!

Neighborhood Supplies

  • We are continuing to gather food items to supplement the extra need for households facing an extended time out of work and school, particularly the elderly and the students we serve each week.
  • We are asking CBC members to add additional items to your planned shopping trips, as you are able. Items can be dropped off outside church offices at 1206 E. 68th Street.
  • We will be collecting the following items outside the church offices from Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. We will ONLY be collecting the following specific items to make it easier to pack and distribute items.

Food Items:

Full Size Cereal Boxes
Granola Bars
Peanut Butter (plastic jars)
Saltine Crackers
Ritz Crackers
Jelly (plastic jars)
Canned Chicken
Canned Tuna
Spaghetti Sauce
Dry Pasta Noodles
Boxed Mac and Cheese

Spaghetti O’s
Canned Green Beans
Canned Beans
Canned Pork and Beans
Canned Ravioli
Rice (small or bulk size)
Ramen Noodles
Canned Fruit
Fruit Cups
Boxes of Instant Oatmeal

Games / Activities:

Crayons/Colored Pencils
Activity and Coloring Books
Drawing Pads

Uno cards
Connect Four
Guess Who

Medical Worker Support

If you can help us connect with medical professionals staffing hospitals and emergency rooms right now, please let us know at tstephens@cbcsavannah.com.  We would like to serve them in a healthy and meaningful way by providing food and care packages to the medical and support staff.

Meals on Wheels

Senior Citizens Inc. is looking for additional volunteers to serve Meals on Wheels. Many of their volunteers are older adults who need to stay at home and away from others. They are hoping younger volunteers will step up and help out. If you are interested, call Senior Citizens, Inc. at 912-236-0363 and let them know you’d like to volunteer.

College Housing

Universities throughout Georgia have moved all classes for the remainder of the spring semester to an online platform and are closing their dormitories. The Universities in Savannah are working toward alternative opportunities for the students who are unable to go home due to extenuating circumstances.  There is a possibility that they would benefit from assistance from the community and I believe this would be an incredible opportunity to be the church.  If you would be willing to consider hosting a college student, please contact wblitch@cbcsavannah.com for more information.