Gal. 5:14 - “For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, You shall love your neighbor as yourself”
Spark Tank is a summer program at St. Andrew United Methodist Church that uses matching funds to encourage church members to go out and do something unexpected that shows that they love their neighbor! It may be something as big as helping to renovate an older home or paying to have someone’s air-conditioning repaired….but it may be something as simple as buying a gift card for your grocery store cashier or paying off someone's layaway bill.
In 2016, Spark Tank match funded over 70 projects (for a total of just over $160,000) which ranged from giving a waitress an extra gift card and an encouraging note, to paying for a strangers’ grocery bill, to paying some of the medical bills for the person in the next hospital bed. Big or small projects….the only thing that mattered was that church members were putting their faith into action by serving someone outside of our church walls.
It is often the smallest actions that will have the biggest impact on our community, and when put in God’s hands, can do “immeasurably more than we could ask or imagine”. The goal is to be a reminder to those around us of what being a Christ follower looks like in everyday life. What random act of kindness can you imagine?