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LEND A HAND









        Find Your SHAPE!


         We all have gifts that God has given to   SHAPE inventory booklets are available
         us. We call them Spiritual Gifts. They   at the Get Connected Center on
         aren't just used to do spiritual things.   Sundays or you can fi ll out and submit
        They are used to impact the world.   the online form at sjd.org/shape. What
         We are challenging everyone at St. John   will your SHAPE be?
         the Divine to take the SHAPE assessment
         and discover where God is calling you to                     gifted
         serve in your life.                           authorized                empowered

         S - SPIRITUAL GIFTS

         H - HEART                              sent
                                                                                             called
         A - ABILITIES


         P - PERSONALITY
                                                                                             commissioned
         E - EXPERIENCES



        Local Partner Spotlight:

        Christian Community Service Center


         Did you know about CCSC?            •   A visit to the clothing room that has   silos. St. John the Divine parish leaders
                                                 clothes good for Sundays as well as   have also helped build, sustain, and
         You might think of Christian Community
                                                 work clothes                     grow the mission over the years. Today,
         Service Center (CCSC) as the place we
                                                                                  CCSC is a coalition of 42 Christian
         donate school supplies and toys to or   •   Services through JobNet which
         the place that we often send canned     include referrals, coaching, and   churches united in service to assist those
         food donations, but there is more to    computer training                in need in the Houston community.
         this local mission partner than you may                                  CCSC was founded out of the belief that
                                             •   An elevation in client self-esteem
         know. For someone in need, a visit to                                    we are called to help all God’s children
                                                 and general demeanor through
         CCSC can provide:                                                        heart to heart and hand in hand. If you
                                                 their care                       feel called to join this ministry vital
        •   Four grocery bags fi lled to the top
                                             St. John the Divine helped found CCSC   to our local community, please email
            with packaged fruits, cereal, soup,
                                             in 1980 as one of a coalition of area   volunteer@ccschouston.org or call
            and canned vegetables
                                             churches. CCSC was created out of the   713.961.3993.
        •   Hygiene kits including a toothbrush,   belief that churches working together
            toothpaste, and deodorant        would be more effective than working in
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