'...Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and truth.'
-1 John 3:19
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers or sisters, you did it to me.’ – Matthew 25: 35-40
Riverside Church has partnered with the Atlanta Dream Center to bring the Adopt-a-Block program to Northwest Atlanta. Through Adopt-a-Block, we’re able to make a personal connection with residents of our community by going door-to-door once a month on Saturdays. These opportunities also allow us a chance to pray over our neighbors and learn what their needs are so we can know how to better serve our community. Our Adopt-a-Block meets at Timothy House, every 3rd @ 11 am.
Check the calendar for the location.
Adopt-a-Kid program is an event-based program that partners volunteers with kids from lower economic communities. As a group, we go to events, landmarks and other activities around Atlanta. This event builds bonds between our volunteers and the kids while exposing the kids to other places and activities outside of their own neighborhood.
As an expression of the love of Christ, we partner with at-risk schools to support students so they have the opportunity to lead healthy and productive lives. Through this program, in 2015, we were able to provide 200 book bags with school supplies to students around Fulton county. Our partnership with Scott Elementary has given us to opportunity to help the school, support the staff, and start a volunteer program to read to kids. As our church grows, so will this program, as we look to adopt more local at-risk schools.