Living Your Strengths is a ministry designed to help adults maximize their God-given talents in all aspects of life – personal, professional, and spiritual.
So often we are told that to be successful and achieve our goals we need to stop doing this, or start doing that, or work on improving our weaknesses. What if we shifted our focus, and started concentrating on doing more of what we are good at doing, and using our limited time and energy to develop our talents and strengths? Many have, and the results have been spectacular!
God made each of us on purpose and for a purpose, and He gave each of us a unique set of talents to help us to achieve that purpose. It is in God’s plan that some of us are problem solvers and doers, some are great listeners, some are more influential, and others are great thinkers. Who did God plan for YOU to be?
No prerequisites, except to take the assessment and discover your Top Five Strengths. The ministry uses the Gallup CliftonStrengths, an online assessment tool, as the starting point. The CliftonStrengths assessment (formerly StrengthsFinder) has been used worldwide for decades to help businesses, faith communities and people in general align with their Strengths for life-changing results. Order and take the assessment online:
Are YOU living your strengths?
All three of our areas of food distribution need volunteers:
Friday morning Pantry Run – In need of drivers and helpers
Using the box truck from the church 2 volunteers each Friday morning of the month leave from the church and drive either to Greensboro or Kannapolis to pick up donations from a grocery reclamation center. Volunteers will load boxes that avg 20-30 lbs a piece. On the return trip stops are made along the way to charities that feed the hungry and usually you are back at the church about 12:30 pm. Volunteers are usually scheduled one Friday a month.
Regional Farmers Market on Remount Road and delivery to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Tuskaseegee Rd.
Saturdays from Shed A (local farmers) pick up of donated goods in bins about 12:30 pm or From Shed B at 4:30 pmpick up of donated items from vendors. Time commitment is about 1 ½ hrs. You are usually scheduled for once a month. You will use your own vehicle and loads will fill a SUV or pick up space.
Weekly pick ups for local grocery store to designated charity that feeds the hungry
Two of our morning routes that happen weekly need volunteers. A Monday and Saturday morning route needs to be filled at this time. Usual pick up is done between 8-9amand delivered to designated charity of the day. Route usually takes 1 –1 ½ hr to complete.
If you are available to help in one of these ways, please contact Diana Hankins at email@example.com or 706 888-7764. You will receive training and we follow the church guidelines for volunteers.
We are so excited to launch our new parish family prayer wall! We invite you to share your prayer requests and also visit this page to lift up your parish family in prayer. Requests can be submitted with your name, or anonymously, and you can also let people know you are praying for their intentions. What a beautiful way to be connected as a parish family! The page can always be found at the top of the menu on our homepage, and you can also access it here: https://stmatthewcatholic.org/prayerwall .