Five Fort Wayne area churches came together on August 25 to serve their community on a day they call Engage Sunday. For the past 6 years, their combined vision for Engage Sunday has been “to serve and celebrate together.” This year, almost 1200 people accomplished 27 projects throughout the city. Afterward, they gathered for a celebration event.

The five participating churches were Brookside Church, Crossview Church, Highland Gospel Community, Mission Church, and Pine Hills Church. Together, they chose projects and organizations around the Fort Wayne community to serve. Dave Walters, part of the Engage Sunday leadership team, said, “We look for projects that need a critical mass so that people from multiple churches can work together to accomplish them.” Generosity Feeds, Abbett Elementary School, Camp Red Cedar, Mission Church, and Vincent Village benefited from their combined manpower. Several teams served by painting fire hydrants around the city.

Pastor Neal Friesen, Crossview Church, Grabill, believes that Engage Sunday impacts both the community and his church. “God has used this event in a powerful way, inside and outside the walls of our church. Engage Sunday has been a momentum builder for our church body. It’s always amazing to see the vision of service and generosity carried on throughout the rest of the year.”

In the afternoon, participants gathered at Riverside Gardens, Leo, for lunch and a celebration event.