This week we are learning about mental health, its impact, and the ways that we can engage personally, as well as for those in our lives.
Learn more about what action steps you are able to take below.
Counseling Referral Network
We all experience seasons in life where counseling can play a vital role in our growth and healing. Whether you or someone you know may be need of counseling, we would love to help you in that process. Click below to contact our team.
Freedom Prayer is a personal prayer ministry where individuals can schedule a focused prayer time with members of COTC’s Freedom Prayer team. The main goal of this prayer ministry is to allow the Holy Spirit to identify and address things hindering a deeper personal relationship with God. Learn more about Freedom Prayer at the link below.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer—the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. This training is designed to help you learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope, and help save lives. Participants will learn how to intervene with an individual at-risk, persuade them to get help and guide them to the appropriate resources.
We will offer two different training dates: June 23 & June 26. Click the button below to learn more or to register.
Church of the City desires to see our city flourish by serving the needs that we see are immediate in our area. We believe that God is opening doors for us to plant a ministry center called, “The Village,” right on our Franklin property where we will be able to meet the needs of those that are the most vulnerable.
Our Missional Partners are trusted organizations that we work with to support and strengthen with spiritual, social, and/or cultural renewal.
Learn more about The Village or our Missional Partners by clicking below.
We have various serving opportunities available with our community garden, across several dates. Here are the immediate ways that you are able to serve:
- Planting Serve Days
- Maintenance Serve Days
- Harvest Serve Days
Click below to volunteer with us!
Today we’ve heard from various organizations that are all trying to help solve the adoption and foster care crisis within our community. We are proud to partner with DCS, Juvenile Court, My Friend’s House, Tennessee Kids Belong, & Purposity. Whether you are wanting to take the next step to learn about foster care or you are wanting to serve one of the families in our community – read below to find all next steps.
If you are looking to revisit last week’s sermon or next steps, scroll to the bottom of this page!
TN Key Classes: May 9 (Virtual)
This is the first of four classes held for this next step by Williamson County DCS. If you are interested and committing to taking the first step to foster, register for this course. When registering, use the group number: 22642.
If you are interested in foster care and would simply like to learn more, ask questions, or just listen to what this step would be like – join us for a live Q&A with Tennessee Kids Belong. They will host a virtual panel on May 16 and it will be the perfect time for you to learn more!
WRAP Teams at Church of the City support the current foster and adoptive families within our community by providing for the physical needs of the family. This is done through laundry support, errand/grocery shopping, lawn care, and relief care. Serving these needs allow our families more time to tend to the important work of foster care.
My Friend’s House
My Friend’s House is a comprehensive residential treatment program and group home serving boys 12-18 from Williamson County and Middle TN. One of our most popular year-round volunteer activities is called Chef for a Night, where individuals or groups sign up to bring a meal or cook a meal with residents. This is a great time to spend at My Friend’s House getting to know our residents and learning more about life at the house, and volunteers provide positive adult interactions for our youth and are an important component of our program.
Purposity is an app that has been developed for you to be able to see and easily give to the immediate needs in your community. We have worked with Purposity to load up all of the needs of the families and partners in our community so that our church can easily help.
Foster Friendly Business
Commit to providing a discount on your existing products or services in order to help ease the financial strain fostering places on family budgets. Show the kids you care while generating community goodwill at the same time!
Whether you’ve been around COTC for a while as a foster or adoptive family, or if you’re new to our community, we would love to get to know you. Please help by completing the form below. This will also allow us to share opportunities and gatherings at COTC designed to support and encourage foster and adoptive families.
Corner to Corner
There are several volunteer opportunities at Corner to Corner–from speaking at The Academy, to volunteering with Script to Screen–there’s a spot for you! Click the button below to sign up.
The CARS ministry currently has the longest list yet of people that are in need of a vehicle. Please consider donating your car to us. Additionally, if you are a mechanic or own a bodyshop and would like to partner with us–let us know! Click below to partner or learn more.