"We feel called to put our faith into action and demonstrate Jesus Christ's compassion to the hungry and hurting," said Tim Lucas, lead pastor and founder of Liquid Church. "Hunger is a pervasive problem and more than 1 million New Jersey residents don't know where their next meal is coming from. That's 1 in 9 of us, which means this is a struggle faced by our friends and neighbors. This hits home, and that fueled us to set such an ambitious goal for our 2016 Christmas Outreach."
Liquid Church's provision of 500,000 meals will more than double the meal-packing achievement from last year, when 240,000 meals were packed in one day.
"No one should have to choose between keeping the lights on or putting food on the table, or life-saving medicine and their next meal, but this is the heartbreaking reality for too many people in New Jersey," added Lucas. "It's our goal to address those needs in a practical way and with a compassionate heart."
Liquid Church's 7 Christmas Outreach locations include Nutley in Essex County, Jersey City in Hudson County, Parsippany in Morris County, Somerville in Somerset County, and Garwood and Mountainside in Union County.
Additional volunteers are welcome to serve at the Christmas Outreach and attendance at Liquid Church is not required. Details and volunteer registration forms may be found online at www.LiquidChurch.com/ChristmasOutreach.
ABOUT LIQUID CHURCH:
Liquid Church is one of New Jersey's fastest-growing Christian churches. Officially launched in 2007 by Lead Pastor Tim Lucas, the church's vision and mission is to "Saturate the State with the Gospel of Jesus Christ," with 6 campuses in Essex, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, and Union Counties. Each week, more than 3,500 people experience Liquid Church's worship services in New Jersey and around the globe through Church Online. As part of its global outreach, Liquid provides clean drinking water to the poorest of the poor, with dozens of completed wells in several countries including El Salvador and Nicaragua - and most recently, Rwanda! Liquid Church's innovative approaches to outreach and ministry have been spotlighted by CNN and The New York Times. www.LiquidChurch.com.
Press Contact: Lauren Bercarich – LaurenB@LiquidChurch.com, 908-389-6153
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