At First Roanoke, we know that God has called us to make a difference in our community in the name of Jesus Christ. The COVID-19 virus is impacting many lives both in the Roanoke Valley and around the world in unprecedented ways. Unemployment and reduced work hours are presenting financial challenges. The elderly and immune-compromised are experiencing fear and isolation. Both the sick and their family members and friends are feeling a significant strain. Our faith goes beyond attending church for one hour on Sunday mornings. Our faith permeates our entire life, especially in times of suffering. God has placed us in this community to be salt and light in the darkness. Below are opportunities to connect with us if you have a need or can help meet a need.
“‘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.’”
– Matthew 25:35-36
First Roanoke is dedicated to mobilizing people and groups to meet needs within the Roanoke Valley. We have a place for you to serve, whether it’s delivering food or supplies to the elderly or immune-compromised, sewing masks (or donating sewing supplies) for health care professionals or praying for people. Also, we are partnering with local food banks, hospitals and organizations to maximize our ability to serve others. We ask all our volunteers to take necessary health precautions, such as hand washing, sanitizing, using protective equipment, exercising social distancing and organizing in teams of ten or less. In addition, we ask volunteers to stay at home when they are sick or when they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. If you are being led to serve, please fill out the form below.
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
– Mark 10:45