In all that we do, our goal is to share the redemptive story of Christ. Lincoln hosts over 1,800 volunteers per year and we use each encounter to share what God has done in our own lives and in the Lincoln community. The Lincoln staff also offers classes to equip individuals, churches, and organizations on how to engage in the lives of others for the glory of Christ.
Lee High/ New Century High/ Chapman Middle Schools
Lincoln Village Ministry’s involvement at began in the fall of 2014 at Lee and New Century High School and in 2016 in Chapman Middle School. Our goal is to continue to reach Lincoln Academy students once they are in public school and to develop new relationships with those who are in need.
Carlos Colon, a LVM field staff member, is devoted specifically to Lee/ New Century/ Chapman and has been welcomed warmly by the administration and staff. Some of his services include giving morning announcements each day, meeting with students individually to offer counseling and encouragement, being a leader during weekly small group mentoring time, eating lunch with students daily in order to develop relationships with them, holding a monthly large group gathering after school hours for fun, food and sharing by an inspirational speaker, serving as MC for pep rallies, attending ball games, coordinating food for teacher work days, and recruiting tutors for students. In addition, Carlos has established a food and clothing pantry to serve both schools. Food is graciously provided by the Food Bank of North Alabama and clothing is provided by generous individual donors.
The Harvest Ministry has its roots in the fields of Lincoln Village. In years past, many of the neighbors – mostly elderly – would meet every Tuesday to pick fresh vegetables from the field. Lincoln Village Ministry Founder Mark Stearns began joining them each week for their work. The friends would begin their morning with a worship service in the middle of the field. They would hold hands and praise God and sing old spirituals from their past, then listen to a devotion from Mark – many times given from the bed of an old pick-up truck.
Over time, the harsh summer weather and cool winter months made harvesting in the fields more difficult for the neighbors. The friends began to gather at The Village Church to experience the same worship and praise in a more comfortable setting.
Tuesday morning’s Harvest Worship Service provides fellowship and encouragement to the people of Lincoln Village, their children, grandchildren and sometimes great-grandchildren as well as their friends and neighbors while sending them home with a sack of fresh vegetables. Every week, they continue to gather at the Village Church – singing old hymns and worshiping together.
These services are open to the public and we invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at 8:15am at The Village Church (2103 Virginia Blvd., 35811) to experience this truly unique service.