As Bellevue loves the city of Memphis during this time, we want you to be equipped to do what you can to meet the needs of others.
Before considering helping those in the community, please review the Current TN COVID-19 Restrictions:
- Before considering to help
- Help stop the spread of COVID-19
- Help healthcare workers through Bellevue Loves Memphis workdays
Meeting the needs of our church members and community
While social distancing and shelter in place has impacted the way we do community outreach, our mission to Love God, Love People, Share Jesus, and Make Disciples remains unchanged. Following CDC guidelines, consider the following ways to meet the needs of your neighbors being directly impacted during this time. Please note: if you currently have a fever, cough, are feeling generally unwell, or have traveled outside of the Mid-South in the past 14 days, please refrain from volunteering and consider your interaction with others.
Good Neighbor Challenge
Now more than ever, we have the opportunity to love our neighbors. Within your sphere of influence, what needs can you meet? How can you be a Good Neighbor? We don’t have to wait until the end of social distancing to Love Memphis, we can love our city now—separate but together. Here are some ideas to get you started on how you can be a Good Neighbor and Love Memphis Like It Matters. God has given each of us specific gifts and talents, and now is the time to share them!
Tell us your Good Neighbor story
The Art of Neighboring toolkit
Meet physical needs
- Give someone a gas or grocery card.
- Give someone a gift card to a local restaurant or deliver food directly to their house.
- Offer to mow your neighbor’s lawn or help with yard work.
Meet emotional needs
- Call, email, or text a friend or family member that may be lonely or isolated during this time.
- If you have the means, schedule a virtual face-to-face call through FaceTime or Zoom with a friend or family member.
- Think creatively: deliver flowers, baked goods, or an encouraging letter to a neighbor.
Meet spiritual needs
- Call a friend or family member with the intention and a plan to have a Gospel conversation.
- Include Scripture in a letter or text you send to someone.
- Use chalk to write encouraging Scripture on the sidewalk outside of your house for people to see when they walk by.
- Invite someone to join you in watching the Sunday Worship Service online.
- Ask people for their prayer requests and then pray for them!
Contribute to mask supply
In light of the CDC’s recommendation for individuals to use cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19, Bellevue has become a collection site for masks that will be distributed throughout the city to healthcare workers.
- If you are willing and able to help serve healthcare workers through creating protective equipment, click here for instructions. Also, click here to view an example photo.
- If you have any questions, please email Paula Greene (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Return finished masks to Bellevue’s Information Desk located in the West Lobby. The church is open 5am-5pm Monday-Thursday.
Serve with Bellevue
We have a group of volunteers that are ready to respond to needs as they are communicated to us. If you are interested in serving, you must have an approved CVA on file with Bellevue. We encourage you to reach out to our missions department, to coordinate you helping others through Bellevue.
Click here to download How to Help Prayer Guide.
- Pray for individuals suffering from sickness (Isaiah 41:10; Joel 2:12-13)
- Pray for vulnerable populations: elderly, individuals with chronic diseases, and those suffering from financial hardship. (3 John 1:2)
- Pray for our local, state, and federal governments, that God would give them wisdom and discernment during these times of decision making. (1 Tim. 2:1-4)
- Pray for our Church Leadership, that God would give them wisdom and discernment during these times of decision making. (Col. 1:9)
- Pray that the Church would be the Church during this time, that we would have faith in the Lord’s sovereign control. (Rom. 12:12; Col. 4:2)
- Pray for the Christian Missionaries throughout the world, that God would protect them, give them courage to minister and speak the good news of Jesus Christ in strategic and creative ways. (Psalms 112:6-7; Phil. 4:19; Psalm 126:5-6)
- Pray for workers and a variety of industries facing layoffs and financial hardship. (Gen. 22:9-10).
- Pray for the homeless, that God would provide for their needs. (Gen. 22:9-10; Pro. 14:31)
- Pray for Chrisitans in every neighborhood, community, and city: May the Holy Spirit ignite the hearts of the church to pray, to give, to love, and the gospel to be proclaimed to people that need to hear. (Jeremiah 29:7)
- Pray that Christ would be glorified during this time. (Col. 1:16-20)