PARSIPPANY — In an effort to serve the hungry and hurting in Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, Liquid Church, one of New Jersey’s fastest-growing Christian churches, has announced it will pack and ship a record-breaking one million holiday meals in a single weekend during the largest Christmas Outreach in its history.
“Months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, thousands of people are still without food, water, power, and adequate shelter. The scope of the disaster is heartbreaking for families on the island, as well as their loved ones right here in New Jersey – many of whom are a part of Liquid Church,” said Tim Lucas, lead pastor and founder of Liquid Church. “The damage left in the wake of this storm broke our hearts and fueled us to come alongside our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico, and that’s why we set such an ambitious goal for our 2017 Christmas Outreach.”
On Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9, 4,000 volunteers will gather across seven locations, working to meet the goal of one million meals. Designed as a family event, children and parents will serve alongside each other at the Christmas Outreach, working in an “assembly line fashion” in order to pack thousands of meals in short order.
Liquid Church’s provision of one million meals will double the meal-packing achievement from last year, when 500,000 meals were packed in one day.
“It’s part of our DNA at Liquid Church to serve others here at home and around the world. We feel called to put our faith into action, and our Christmas Outreach is an incredible opportunity to show Christ’s compassion to the hungry and hurting,” added Lucas. “We’re inviting everyone in the community to join us to help us reach our big, hairy, audacious goal of one million meals and serve our neighbors-in-need in Puerto Rico!”
Liquid Church’s seven Christmas Outreach locations include Parsippany in Morris County, Nutley in Essex County, Jersey City in Hudson County, Edison in Middlesex County, Somerset in Somerset County, and Garwood and Mountainside in Union County.
The Christmas Outreach is a family-friendly event and volunteers of all ages are welcome to serve. Attendance at Liquid Church is not required. Details and volunteer registration forms are available online by clicking here.
Liquid Church is one of New Jersey’s fastest-growing Christian churches. Officially launched in 2007 by Lead Pastor Tim Lucas, the church’s vision and mission is to “Saturate the State with the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” with six campuses in Essex, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, and Union Counties. Each week, more than 3,500 people experience Liquid Church’s worship services in New Jersey and around the globe through Church Online. As part of its global outreach, Liquid provides clean drinking water to the poorest of the poor, with dozens of completed wells in several countries including El Salvador and Nicaragua – and most recently, Rwanda! Liquid Church’s innovative approaches to outreach and ministry have been spotlighted by CNN and The New York Times. For more information