What is Bridge the Gap?
Bridge the Gap was started in 2009 when the Nokomis Ministerial Alliance embarked on a shared outreach project during Lent in which churches “bridge the gap” in fellowship and “bridge the gap” with those in need. Nearly every year we use the 7 weeks before Easter to make small “sacrifices” to help those who have suffered
greater sacrifices. To date Bridge the Gap has raised more than $133,000 for various causes in our neighborhood and around the world!
This year, our overall goal is $20,000 to help rebuild underinsured and uninsured victims of the Tornado. Look for details in late April for scheduled workdays to volunteer!
Tuesday Fellowship Dinners!
Doors Open @ 5pm, Carryout Available!
TUESDAY, MARCH 5th @ United Methodist Church (KICKOFF!): Pancake, Sausage, and Dessert
TUESDAY, MARCH 12th @ Southfork United Methodist Church: Mostaccioli, salad, garlic bread, cake desserts
TUESDAY, MARCH 19th @ Grace Baptist Church: Pork loin with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert
TUESDAY, MARCH 26th @ St. Louis Catholic Church: Taco Bar/Potato Bar with Dessert
TUESDAY, APRIL 2nd @ First Baptist Church: BBQ Pulled Pork & Sides (Baked Beans, Coleslaw, etc)
TUESDAY, APRIL 9th : GRAND FINALE AND CELEBRATION: To Be Determined, Look for details coming soon!
How can I participate?
Come to the fundraiser dinners! At the kickoff event, envelopes are handed out and assigned. Individuals, families, and community groups are encouraged to take on the goal of raising $200 for each envelope as a way of showing how our sacrifices can add up to help others who have suffered more than we can imagine. Some suggestions for funding your envelope during Lent include:
- left over change from eating out or general purchases
- make weekly donations with family members or coworkers
- give up Netflix or Hulu or Sirius Radio or Amazon “wants” (place the monthly membership or budget in your envelope)
- or create your own idea for remembering others this Lenten season!
This is a great way to “bridge the gap” between Nokomis and Taylorville, loving our neighbor as ourselves!