Celebrating and honouring Mandela Day is always a highlight in the life of our church! And this Mandela Day will be bigger and better as we celebrate with a Compassion Week. Compassion Week will kick off on the 11th of July with the Compassion Drive Through, and will end the following Saturday with the Compassion Drop Off on Mandela Day, the 18th of July. And all throughout the week we’ll get the opportunity to build a box, enter the race and save a life.
Compassion Drive Through
On Saturday the 11th of July at both campuses we’ll have a Compassion Drive Through, where we’ll be doing three great things:
Firstly, we’ll have a moment where we can connect with each other again over free cups of hot chocolate, coffee and cappuccinos that will be made as you drive through the church campus;
Secondly, our Kidzone team will be on campus and will giveaway awesome party packs to our incredible kids who they’ve missed so much;
And thirdly, while we’re driving through, we can pick up a box that we can build up during the week with groceries and toiletries for the less fortunate in our community. The Compassion Drive Through will take place from 9am to 1pm at both Thrive Boksburg and Thrive Edenvale.
This will be followed by a week filled with us shining our light of compassion as the church! Throughout the entire compassion week, you and your family can be involved in these simple ways:
Firstly, you can build a box – this is done by taking the box you collected and building it up with groceries and toiletries. Each box will be distributed to the families in our church who are battling and also to the organizations that SHINE have been helping over the last few months.
Secondly, you can enter the race – this is done by entering and registering our virtual Compassion race through our church app and website. Whether you want to run, walk, hike or swim this virtual race it’s entirely up to you. Once you’ve registered you need to post your km’s or distance and what type of race you did on social media with handle #Compassionweek #Entertherace. There will be three prizes up for grabs a prize for the Life Group who receives the most likes on Facebook or Instagram as well as an individual prize and a family prize. All proceeds will go to our SHINE initiative as they help feed the need in our community. [Adult registration fee – R30; Children registration fee – R20]
Compassion Drop Off
Lastly, you can save a life- this is done by coming through to either campus on Mandela Day 18th July and donating to our annual blood drive. This is always a significant and urgent need within our country so your donation would be immense. Proper social distancing and sanitizing measure will be taken throughout the entire day.[Blood drive will be open and available from 9:30am-4:30pm at both campuses]
All of this will come to a grand finale at the Compassion Drop Off on the following Saturday, Mandela Day 18th July. At the drop off we’ll be dropping off the boxes we’ve built up, we’ll take the time to donate blood and save a life, and we’ll be thanking God for the impact we get to make in our community!
So, do not let this Mandela Day pass you by, instead let us stand together as a church and let us make it a week of compassion. A week where we build a box, enter the race, and save a life!