If Access Church is a body with arms outstretched toward those disconnected from God, the volunteers are the heart that keeps the body moving. Every week individuals with jobs and families show up to serve and love without expecting anything in return. There are several obvious benefits to serving; Friendships are born and nurtured, there is an opportunity to see growth in others, and it feels great to be part of something bigger than oneself. But often volunteering requires real sacrifice. The leaders of Access decided to spend an evening recognizing these sacrifices and thanking the volunteers for giving their time and hearts to the people who attend Access. This was the impetus for the first-ever Volunteer Appreciation Event on February 20, 2016.
The event was held at the Jacksonville Craig Airport inside a hanger decked out for fun and relaxation. Krystal Martz was the point person organizing the night. With a background in non-profits and event planning, Krystal helped design a night to honor volunteers with a lovely dinner, band, photographer, and program.… Read the restPosted April 15, 2016
On Easter we took up an offering for the first time in several months to give it all away. Foster Closet is a fantastic organization in town and does a great job passionately advocating for the foster children of Northeast Florida.
Baptism is one of our favorite things to do around here because it’s a tangible example of the life change happening here at Access Church. If you’re ready to take this step, start here.
All of you who partner with us by serving and giving, you make these kinds of stories possible.