Gifted Contributions and Devoted Length of Service Earn Mike Whaley Love INC’s August 2019 Volunteer of the Month
A Time to Mourn: Hurricane Dorian Devastates Our Bahama Neighbors
Of the three Hurricanes I’ve experienced since moving to the Space Coast in 2011, Hurricane Dorian is by far the one that has left me the most heartbroken. The news coverage of this event was so gut wrenching and despairing to watch as the people of the Bahamas experienced a catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane that hovered over the islands for two days leaving death and massive destruction in its wake.
While I am truly grateful to God that the Space Coast was spared, I am heartbroken for the people of the Bahama Islands who were much less fortunate. What an opportunity for Christians to rise-up and extend God’s love through action by helping our neighbors who have suffered so greatly. Check Love INC’s Facebook page and other social media sites for giving opportunities.
Gifted Contributions and Devoted Length of Service Earn Mike Whaley Love INC’s
August 2019 Volunteer of the Month
I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in every prayer for all of you, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident in this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:3-6)
The Apostle Paul begins the letter to the Philippians giving thanks to God for his loyal partners in their participation in gospel ministry. In that spirit, we offer our joy and prayer in recognizing the service and devotion of one of Love INC of Brevard’s longest serving volunteers Mike Whaley, the August 2019 Volunteer of the Month.
Mike Whaley has served in Love INC operations since March 2012, often volunteering twice a week. In the past 7 years, he has served in numerous ways including the Info Tech Team, the Database Committee, and administrative support. Mike also served as co-editor of both Love INC’s print and electronic volunteer newsletters, and currently maintains Love INC’s database records for church, business, and agency partners.
In this transient era when its commonplace for individuals to change jobs, location, and view volunteering as something for a time, we are thrilled to be able to shine a light on a volunteer committed to Love INC’s transformative mission and vision In the Name of Christ.
Mike Whaley is one of a handful of our longest serving volunteers who has persevered through the many changes of a nonprofit organization. We extend our best wishes and warm congratulations to Mike Whaley, the August 2019 Love INC of Brevard Volunteer of the month.
Honoring a Gentle Giant: Love INC’s Volunteer of the MonthIt’s No Routine Thursday at Love INC When You’re Volunteer of the Month!
Exploring Better Ways to Serve Brevard Communities
Register for the Sept. 16th Launch of “CityServe”
Love INC Volunteers are invited to be part of the launching of CityServe, where Christians are gathering to learn more about ways the Church can better serve communities of Brevard County. One of Love INC’s Partner Churches, Freedom Christian Center, is hosting the event on Sept. 16, 2019 from 8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
We invite you to come and learn, but also to share your unique insight into one of the five areas of importance that will be the focus of the gathering. When you register you will be able to choose two of the following breakout sessions: School partnerships, At-Risk Families/Neighborhood Revitalization, Adoption and Foster Care, Homelessness and Hunger, and Mental Health and Opioid Crisis.
Freedom Christian Center
7250 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne
8:30 to 11:15 a.m.
The event is free of cost, just be sure to REGISTER HERE.
Volunteer Christmas Party
Keep in mind we will be having another Christmas Party before everyone leaves for the holidays! Typically this is the last Thursday before Christmas so this year we are planning on December 19th. Keep an eye out for more details to come over the next few months!