East Coast Volunteer Service Day 2016
September 25, 2016, was a special day for the World Mission Society Church of God. The Church held volunteer efforts from New Hampshire to Florida, and even in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, as part of the East Coast Volunteer Service Day. After recently receiving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in the United Kingdom, the Church wanted to make even more effort to volunteer. Twenty-five church locations served their local communities through different events including cleanups, appreciation dinners, encouragement events, and even walkathons.
The Church of God in Washington, D.C. hosted police appreciation dinners in the Second and Sixth District Metropolitan Police Departments. Members wanted to show gratitude and recognize the officers’ efforts, who daily risk their lives in service to the community. Understanding their hard work and commitment to the community’s safety, members prepared a special dinner for the officers along with various performances. And as some officers were working throughout the night and unable to attend the event itself, additional food was prepared to share with them also.
At each of the events, the police officers really enjoyed themselves. They liked the food and smiled and laughed while watching the members’ performances. The officers happily described to members the life of a police officer and detailed for them a day on duty.
Officer Ross of the Sixth District expressed how taken aback she was with the event. “We don’t get this often, but it’s nice to know that we’re appreciated,” she shared.
Each district received a plaque of appreciation for their service from the Church of God. Sergeant Sucato and Commander Taylor were each presented the plaques for the Second District and Sixth District, respectively. Each officer conveyed gratitude and appreciation for the Church of God’s volunteer service. They also spoke about the necessity for the church and police to continue teaming together in serving the community.
Getting to know the police officers more through this event strengthened members’ appreciation for the officers. Likewise, Church of God volunteers genuinely enjoyed serving others, following the example and teachings of God the Mother. Not only do volunteers of the Church of God in D.C. look forward to actively participating in their communities but they also look forward to showing appreciation for all those who selflessly serve their communities.
This is amazing. Volunteers from the Church of God are the most considerate people I’ve known of. I hope that they continue to share the love and teachings that they learned from God the Mother, with the rest of their community.
That was truly such an amazing day! Praise God Elohim for allowing us to hold such a touching service activity through Their Almighty love.
Church of God always doing good for community.
Very moving ! With all the turmoil surrounding police nowadays added to their daily stress of being a police officer I’m glad that the world mission society church of God was able to show them that they are loved and valued by the citizens still. Great Job Church of God
Wow! What an amazing church so much thought and consideration for communities all over the world. Thank you World Mission Society Church of God for setting the best example that we need in the world today! Keep shining Gods love all through out the world!
The volunteers took time out to show some love to the men in blue who risk their lives everyday to keep our communities safe. It’s such an amazing thing to see. God bless you so much. Keep up the great work!!!
Wow! Nice to see a church organization take action! The police department really needed this kind of love shown to them and it is well deserved! Thanks to God Elohim for Their teachings and great examples.
This was such an amazing and warm way to give back to your community! Great work with such unified minds!
This is refreshing. To see young individual who are show care for their community. Good job to the Church of God.
There’s sure not another church like the Church of God, that are giving back to it’s community like this. Keep up the great work.
It’s refreshing to see youth putting forth effort to appreciate authority figures of the community in a day and age when most have lost respect for such community leaders. The Church of God Volunteers really display a good example of practicing what they preach.
Even though your all across the world each of you give the same dedication, heart and smiles to the people around you! Really you guys shine the light of God! Keep up the good work! Thank you World Mission Society Church of God!
I wish I was there. Through the pictures, it seems that the officers were very happy and loved by the volunteers.
Wow, the Church of God is truly #1 in the hearts of the community!
The World Mission Society Church of God is a wonderful example of humble beginnings and prosperous future. They’re always motivating the world to do better through their actions. I had family attend this event saying “this was an amazing experience”.
Great Job World Mission Society Church of God!
This is so beautiful! Even in the midst of so much hatred in our country, the Church of God shows police officers so much love to encourage them, help them feel God’s infinite love, and thank them for risking their lives for the community day after day.
I remember this. It was when the officers everywhere were taking hear for alot of unfortunate events, and this was one of the things that helped them receive encouragement. This church is so amazing for doing this, I hope to see more events like this in the future!
I am so touched by the efforts of the World Mission Society Church of God. Keep displaying the love of God. We appreciate everything you are doing for the community.
Bravo Church of God! Way to be a good example in the community!
It’s nice to see people give back to the community and to encourage our local Police officers.
What a beautiful, thoughtful tribute to the officers who risk their lives daily for the communities they serve. Congratulations to the members of the World Mission Society Church of God who took time out from their busy schedules to volunteer for this event.
It’s true. Little things make a difference. Random acts of kindness and appreciation goes beyond any policy to soften relationships between citizens and officers. More really should be done for officers. Thank God for the Church of God.
The world is changing through the efforts of the members of the World Mission Society Church of God. I’m so privileged and it’s an honor to be a part of this church.
This really awesome! The service men and women truly deserve some recognition. I’m glad the World Mission Society Church of God thought of them when not many have. Great job!
As a former Police Officer, I was so touched to see such a sincere show of genuine appreciation to our Law-Enforcement personnel. The World Mission Society Church of God truly served the officers with an amazing buffet of home made dishes. They even had enough food to leave at the precinct throughout the evening shifts for the convenience of the Officers on the street. I can tell you that was a big deal to someone running calls and maybe struggling to find time to eat all night. Thanks for practicing the teachings of God and sharing love world-wide.
Wow!! This is truly amazing. I would have loved to be apart of this!
Wow it so good to see some good news in the news especially for those showing appreciation for our service men and women, way to go Church of God keep up the good work!
So beautiful! I pray God continues to allow the Church of God to spread love throughout the world!
This is truly amazing! Police officers work so hard and the members of the World Mission Society Church of God made sure that they knew they were appreciated for all the work they do. Great example church of God!
Wow! Great job Church of God! It is very clear the care and consideration the church has for the community. You are definitely being the salt and light of the world! Keep up the good work.
Such a great initiative of encouragement in a time of unfortunate events for our police officers. The members of the Church of God are always so diligent in sharing God’s love through their actions of care for the community. Keep up the good work!!
This looks so awesome. I’m glad that this happened. I hope the police officers really felt appreciated this day!
Very inspiring to know such a beautiful Church cares for all mankind in many parts of the world! This event hosted by the Church of God is very touching!
They could have spent their evening doing something for themselves but instead they dedicated their time and efforts just to show the community how much they appreciate them. So beautiful! Great example to the world, Church of God!
This is so great! Amongst all the commotion with police officers the Church of God has shown great efforts to show their appreciation for their service. Thank you Church of God!
What a nice way to thank the community; by thanking those who help it! Nice work!
This is so beautiful! The Church of God really is a light in the world that brings the love of God the Mother in a time of hatred. Great Job, continue to be great examples.
What an impeccable event! Church of God stepped in to let them know how much our community appreciates their dedication in keeping us safe. Way to go Church of God for showing our sincere care towards all the work our police does for us.
Such a great thing! Of course, anyone can do this, but the members of the WMSCOG are doing this as Elohim God’s children.