Christians believe in "Loving your neighbor as yourself" and on Saturday Feb. 18, the entire congregation in one of Cape Coral's largest churches, Cape Coral First United Methodist Church, will take to the streets and be out of the pews and into the community.
The church will celebrate their 50th Anniversary this year, and more than 300 church members will meet the people of Lee County at their point of need.
This is the fifth Operational Love Your Neighbor for the church, and the largest one yet.
Twenty-three organized teams will serve in activities such as cooking a meal for the Ronald McDonald House, visiting seniors in several assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, working at Special Equestrians, coupon clipping for the military families, delivering hope bags to shut-ins, providing free blood pressure checks at the Cape Coral Farmers Market and Cape Coral Yacht Club, working with the Rauschenberg Center, Cooking at the CCMI and helping Cape Coral's Special Populations program, and many more service projects.
The mission projects in which people have signed up to work, and will spread out across Cape Coral and Fort Myers communities to demonstrate the love of Jesus to their neighbors.
On Saturday morning, in First United Methodist Church's Social Hall at 4118 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral to launch the event for the day, and a prayer vigil for the teams and those who will be served.
On Sunday, Feb. 19, during Sunday morning worship at both 8:45 and 11 a.m. worship services a celebration of the tremendous work God is doing in our community will be shared.