Members of Church That Matters held their annual “Don’t Go to Church Sunday” this weekend and spent the day in service to the community.
Volunteers worked at the Local Church Network’s Back to School Bash, organizing, setting up, operating, and tearing down the event at the Tulsa Technology Center Sand Springs campus. The event provided free backpacks and school supplies, haircuts, dental checks, physicals, eye exams, food, and inflatables.
Church members performed landscaping and weedeating for the Sand Springs Parks Department, Clyde Boyd Middle School, and an elderly couple in Shannon Valley mobile home park. They also constructed a wooden deck for a home in Shannon Valley.
Workers cleaned, painted, and sorted clothing at DaySpring Villa, a shelter for victim of domestic violence and sex trafficking. They also held worship encounters for both the adults and the kids at the shelter, and played games with the children.
Representatives were stationed at Prattville Laundry to provide free quarters and laundry detergent to the laundromat’s patrons. They also offered free quarters at Bubble Town Car Wash.
The church purchased and assembled 150 children’s bicycles for victims of the historic May flooding, which they gave away during a special service held specifically for flood-affected families. They also organized a community swap meet Saturday, accepting and organizing hundreds of furniture and appliance donations for flooded families.
Church That Matters meets Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. at 3 West 41st Street in Sand Springs. They are pastored by Rusty Gunn.