Church is something that happens primarily outside of the context of a Sunday service. We want to do more than meet, have committees, and ask for money. Biblical Christianity is something that has the power to change the world, one community at a time. For this reason, we endeavor to place ourselves in those places that we believe Jesus is at. As it says somewhere in Galatians, “The whole law is summed up in this, love your neighbor as yourself”. Out of this desire, we seek to express the mercy of Christ in the following ways:
First Friday outreach – First Fridays every month
“Heal the sick, cast out demons, freely you received, freely give.” – Matthew 10:8
Augusta celebrates the arts every first Friday, a gathering of hundreds and sometimes thousands of people on the streets of downtown Augusta. We send a team with bottled water or hot coffee and a sign that says “Free Prayer”. God always does awesome stuff as we’re able to pray for strangers and watch them open up to the grace of God. Come join us, it’s always amazing!
Nursing home visitation – Every 1st Sunday at 2pm, every 3rd Monday at 6pm
“This is pure religion, to visit widows in their distress.” – James 1
VCC continues a long relationship with the residents of Augusta Gardens and Windermere Nursing Homes. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with those who, in many cases, have no family or friends. It is beautiful to watch the love of Christ dispel loneliness and bring joy and comfort to the elderly.
Food pantry outreach– bring some food to drop off every Sunday
“Divide your bread with the hungry.” – Isaiah 58
In the Old Testament, the faithful were instructed to leave portions of their fields and fruit trees for the poor of the land. Today, we have the opportunity to spend a few extra dollars each week as we buy our own groceries and donate the food to the hungry.
Chapel at the mission – Every 3rd Sunday at 6pm
“When you did it to the least of these, you did it to me.” – Matthew 25
The men of VCC have enjoyed years of rich relationship with the residents of Augusta Rescue Mission, a 9-month rehabilitation program for homeless men. Join us to pray and then carpool to the mission where we help with a chapel service and then enjoy coffee and conversation with the residents there.
Work with troubled youth – in process
“This is true religion, to care for orphans in their distress.” – James 1
We are in the process of beginning a new ministry to troubled youth and gang members in the Augusta area. This involves mentoring and teaching at facilities such as YDC and Lighthouse. For more information visit www.fullcirclerefuge.org.