Go and Do is a list of ideas to help your church or small group consider ways to serve during your study of Take the Flag. This list highlights ways people featured on the DVD serve their communities. Like them, we hope you’ll be intentional about ways you can serve in your community now and after your study ends!
Methodist Health Foundation is the steward of charitable support for IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health University Hospital and IU Health Simon Cancer Center, improving the health of our patients and community through innovation and excellence in care, education, research and service. With a rich history of delivering critical care and highly specialized and effective treatments, IU Health supports critically ill and injured patients when they need it most. James is featured in session four of the DVD.
Nick is featured on session six of the DVD. He competed and finished his first full Ironman in October 2016 with proceeds going to Pit Stops for Hope which is “a collaboration of the racing community united together for the betterment of Americas youth. We believe positive change will come to our community by investing in our children. Pit Stops for Hope plans to invest in our youth by primarily assisting food banks and academic instructors. Food and education work hand and hand in producing success. Our mission is to replace poverty with hope in our community!”
Sam Hornish Jr.
Sam and Crystal have set up a foundation to provide support to groups that work to impact the lives of children and youth who are on the margins and often invisible. Here are some of the organizations they support:
- Feed the Children http://www.feedthechildren.org/about/
- Samaritan’s Purse https://www.samaritanspurse.org/our-ministry/about-us/
- D.A.R.E. https://www.dare.org/about-d-a-r-e/
- Special Olympics http://www.specialolympics.org/
- Covenant House https://www.covenanthouse.org/about-homeless-charity
- Shriners Hospitals for Children http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame
Rob mentioned on the promotional video that some of the proceeds go to SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) which provides more than 20 different services or programs to prevent and treat child abuse in several counties (North Carolina). Last year, SCAN provided services to 3,359 people in 60 cities/towns in 14 counties. The majority of services are free to the community. Volunteers are used extensively for their ability to give individualized care and to involve the community in the prevention of child abuse.
Additional Resources for Go and Do
- Alcohol Facts and Statistics
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Al-Anon Family Groups (including AlaTeen)
- Celebrate Recovery
Suicide Prevention and Mental Health
Click to download a 1 page PDF listing resources.
Helpful Articles on Suicide from devozine
· “MY BEST FRIEND COMMITTED SUICIDE” by Brent Bill — http://devozine.upperroom.org/articles/best-friend-committed-suicide/
· “SURVIVING SUICIDE” by Sarah Arthur — http://devozine.upperroom.org/spiritual-practices/surviving-suicide/
· “DANIEL” by Jacob Armstrong — http://devozine.upperroom.org/articles/daniel/