Volunteering at Midway Church
At Midway Church, volunteering is one of our core principles. Below, you will see the flagship volunteer programs that we’re excited to be a part of. If you want to see a complete listing of all of the volunteer opportunities that are here at Midway Church, click here or on the large button above.
In 2008, this project was started as a Girl Scout Silver Award. In 2009, three Girl Scouts in Barrow County, Georgia delivered 128 Kayla’s Kits to the local DFCS office. Girl Scout Troop 11856 selected to take on “Kayla’s Kits” after Jessica pitched the idea. Jessica was best friends with a foster child named Kayla, and she wanted to make life a little better for other children entering foster care.
More about Kayla's Kits
Assist with children’s transition into foster care by providing new foster children with something they can call their own.
WHY IT MATTERS
When children are taken into foster care, they rarely are allowed to take anything with them. All of their belongings, whether it is a picture frame or a stuffed animal, are considered ‘contaminated’ and must be left behind. Children are taken into the foster care system so quickly that foster parents do not have time to prepare for the children’s arrival.
WHAT WE DO
We provide Kayla’s Kits to Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) offices for distribution to children who enter foster care. Kayla’s Kits are canvas bags filled with everything children need during the difficult transition as well as items that provide comfort. Each Kayla’s Kits contain gender and age specific hygiene items, school supplies, books, journals, activities, toys, and a stuffed animal.
Bread of Life
In 2017, a group of Midway community members went on a spiritual retreat and came back knowing that they wanted to do something more for the community. And, what started out as a few meals for shut-ins, has turned into delivering over 250 freshly prepared hot meals to people in our community who are in need.
More about Bread of Life
Bread of Life is a great way to get involved and to make a very tangible difference in the lives of others.
The group serves on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. You can serve one or both of those weeks.
Here are the different ways to serve:
Deliver meals (5-6)
The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.
More about Kairos
Volunteers with Kairos go to spread the love of Jesus to the those on the inside – and to let them know that they are not alone in this world and that we care.
To volunteer with Kairos, you need to be 18 or older and go through a special training program. But, know this, the time you spend in community with Kairos – but with those you are sharing God’s love with and those you are serving with – will be life changing for you.
For more information, email Janet Rooks: firstname.lastname@example.org.