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July 7, 2020

Just Serve

How can you help your neighbor, your community during the pandemic? Just Serve has some ideas.

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Generous Hearts

Generous hearts are a trademark of the people of this great state! As fears and uncertainty grow, faith-based and nonprofit organizations who are intimately familiar with the people and needs in their communities, are setting up plans and systems to care for those most at risk.

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Tennessee Volunteers!

What happens in Tennessee when there are critical needs? Tennessee volunteers! We saw this a few weeks ago with the tornadoes throughout Central Tennessee, and we’re seeing it again this week as the state braces for the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Congregational Response to COVID-19

Now is the time to ask: How can my faith community or nonprofit respond to the needs of children and the elderly in our area who are most at risk?

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"Blessed are your eyes, because you see"

For most of us, the homeless population in our cities is unseen, quiet, taking a back seat to more pressing problems that show up in daily headlines – education, politics, health care. But in 1953, Dr. Charles Fuller, a gospel preacher leading a revival in Nashville saw too many homeless people in the city. He returned the honorarium he received for speaking and asked that it be used to establish a place where the homeless could seek shelter, food, and hope.

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Heart and Soul

There is a commotion at the entrance to the Bethlehem Center in Chattanooga as Rachel DeVore, Director of Education, screams with delight and runs toward 2 boys, wrapping them up in a big hug. After a few minutes chatting with the boys, she slips away, explaining, “Those two boys are my heart and soul, and they moved to Knoxville, and just now popped in the door to say hello. I can’t even tell you how much I love them.”

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The Tennessee Prayer Initiative

Prayer changes everything. Our mission is to assure that every state leader is prayed for every day.

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