FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD
“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:14-17
At Black Rock, we want our faith to be ALIVE. Jesus loves our community, and so do we. On YOUR street, in YOUR neighborhood, in YOUR town there are people who need the love of Jesus – how will you step out in faith with Jesus to impact our community?
Want to learn more about our Community Engagement initiative? Click below to get more info, sign up for texts and emails, or sign up to serve!
Every second Saturday of the month, we will have a church-wide service project: We set up the project, you show up at the church, and we will serve our community together! Make sure to join our email list so you know about each upcoming project.
Upcoming date: February 11
This month we will be working with several of our Local Partners to cook for their residents. We may also do some light yard work – weather permitting.
- WHO: Anyone! Kids are welcome.
- WHAT: Cooking and yard work
- WHEN: February 11. Meet at Black Rock at 9:00 AM
Mark your calendar! The next project is:
- March 11 (Details coming soon!)
Through this opportunity, God is inviting us to be a part of providing for the physical needs of our neighbors and local partners! On every fifth Sunday of the month, we will let you know what kind of item we are collecting (food, clothes, school supplies, etc.) and then you can bring it to the church on your way to service! Join our email list to know what item to bring each month. Your generosity introduces people to the love of Jesus!
Mark your calendar for the first few dates!
- January 29
- April 30
Scroll down to see a list of items!
Start collecting for Sunday, January 29!
Bring the items with you to church that Sunday.
Bless this ministry by giving:
Pasta & Sauce
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink…I needed clothes and you clothed me…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:35-36, 40
Find out more about our partners and sign up to serve below!
MEET OUR PARTNERS
HomeBridge Ventures: They provide comprehensive trauma-informed healing, job training and placement, and a supportive environment for formerly incarcerated residents.
Amirah: Amirah exists to provide exit and aftercare opportunities to women exiting the commercial sex trade.
Pivot Ministries: Pivot Ministries is a Bible-based in-residence recovery program for men. We treat drug and alcohol addiction as a spiritual problem and return the men to their families usefully whole.
Hopeline: Hopeline is a Christ-centered, pro-life pregnancy center that offers hope and support to women and their families facing unplanned pregnancies.
Urban Impact: Urban Impact is made up of volunteers who tutor and mentor at-risk youth in the low-income, PT Barnum, public housing community of Bridgeport.
Operation Hope: Operation Hope provides services to our neighbors in Fairfield who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Bridgeport Rescue Mission: Bridgeport Rescue Mission provides vital services to men, women, and children facing hunger, homelessness, and addiction by offering help to heal and return to the community whole.
Kairos Prison Ministry: Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women, youth, and their families.
Local Serving Finder
Please use the filters to find a serving opportunity that is right for you.
Need help finding the right opportunity? Click the button below and we'll help you!
Day of Week
Time of Day
Bridgeport Rescue Mission - Community Pantry
Assisting with registering community guests, unloading food rescue deliveries, packing produce bags for distribution, stocking shelves and refrigerators, helping the community guests through the pantry, helping community guests find more specific items, helping community guests carry their bags, etc.
Bridgeport Rescue Mission - Food Prep
Directly assist the kitchen staff in various food preparation, cooking, cleaning tasks, and learn basic food safety procedures to ensure the kitchen remains efficient in creating and serving meals to our residents and guests.
Bridgeport Rescue Mission - Meal Service
Support the success of meals being served to our residents and community guests. Tasks can include but not be limited to pre-meal preparation, serving food, sanitation measures, clearing tables, interacting with the community, and engaging with our community.
Bridgeport Rescue Mission - Prayer Team
During our pantry hours pray for those who request prayer, interceding for those who don’t request prayer, and interceding for our pantry to have an abundance for those in need of food.
Bridgeport Rescue Mission - Warming Center
Work alongside staff to serve and befriend their guests who need a place to get warm in the winter.
Homebridge Ventures - Skilled Volunteer Opportunities
Counseling; running groups in personal technology, substance abuse, parenting, legal support, spiritual development; mentorship; maintaining the facility by cleaning up, making coffee, and running errands; and shuttling members to appointments with partner service providers.
Hopeline - Patient Support
Greeting patients, answering phones, setting up appointments, giving patients resource kits. Generally, for in office volunteers, women are preferred because of the nature of the ministry.
Hopeline - Recovery Ministry
To participate in the recovery ministry, it requires training with our recovery director. Once through the application process and trained, recovery leaders lead bible studies for men and women who have had abortions, were victims of sexual trauma or who have experienced child loss. Female leaders are welcome and we are always looking to add male leaders.
Hopeline - Serving at the Center
Putting together resource packs, helping with clerical work. Generally, for in office volunteers, women are preferred because of the nature of the ministry.
Kairos - Weekend Trips
3 _ day weekend ministry trip with about 30 other Christians from other churches around the state to visit one of five prisons in the state. Once visits are allowed again, team preparation meetings will take place the six Saturday mornings prior to the weekend trip. Meetings will be held either on Zoom or Covenant Church in Easton, and the prison to be visited will be communicated in the meetings.
Operation Hope - Baked Goods
Provide treats for Food Pantry patrons such as cookies, brownies, muffins, etc., baked in batches of a half dozen, labeled with ingredients.
Operation Hope - Community Kitchen Delivery
Prepare a meal to serve 45-50 people, including a main protein, vegetable, starch, small green salad, and dessert.
Operation Hope - Fall Clean Up
Shopping for materials (mulch, flowers, leaf bags, gloves, etc.) and then raking, weeding, planting, and other landscaping activities to make the garden beautiful!
Urban Impact - Kid Power
Work under the direction of a teacher as a classroom helper or tutor, helping students with various subjects either individually or in a group as needed.
Urban Impact - Primetime
Prime Time is a Christian Mentoring Program for students grades 6-8. The hope is that volunteers who come out will connect and share their faith with their mentees. During Prime Time Sessions a gospel message is shared and mentors will be expected to help their mentees understand the message and process it so the students can grow in their faith. The kids also engage in a variety of recreational activities. The mentors will be expected to engage with the kids and talk with them about school, life and the gospel.
Urban Impact - Primetime Junior
Prime Time Junior is a Christian Mentoring Program for students grades 3-5. The hope is that volunteers who come out will connect and share their faith with their mentees. During Prime Time Sessions a gospel message is shared and mentors will be expected to help their mentees understand the message and process it so the students can grow in their faith. The kids also engage in a variety of recreational activities. The mentors will be expected to engage with the kids and talk with them about school, life and the gospel.
Urban Impact - XLR8
XLR8 is a homework/tutoring program. Volunteers will be expected to help the student who is assigned to them with their homework. In some cases they may need to tutor the student in math/literacy because the student may not understand the assigned work. There is also a recreational portion of the program that the mentors will be asked to engage in. Mentors are expected to put in an effort to build relationships with the students.