Under Construction is a men’s group at Greenwood Community Church that meets on the first Saturday of every month to do handy man jobs for people in the area. The folks we assist are usually single women, usually elderly, usually church members. But not always. We also do work for a variety of ministries unrelated to the church. And for individuals who have no other connection to the church other than a need that we have somehow been made aware of.
Some of the 25-30 guys in the group are experts in the construction trades; they have pickups loaded with more tools than you can shake a stick at and they can take on some pretty complex jobs. But most are just men who can do things like rake leaves, drain a sprinkler system in the fall, or fix a leaky faucet. The one thing they have in common is a desire to serve the Lord by serving their neighbor.
I used to be one of the duffers until NHP got the best of me-at least to the extent that it made no sense for me get on a ladder or do other jobs that most would consider routine. But are now a white knuckle adventure for me.
So now, John Greene and I take turns fixing breakfast for the crew before they head out. Cooking is something I enjoy. And the guys enjoy eating. For a recent Saturday I made an over night breakfast casserole that was simple and very tasty. I also picked up some Duffy Rolls-a Denver institution and the best sweet rolls in town. John provided the fresh fruit and juice this month.
What we do is very simple-but greatly appreciated. We think there might be some other churches out there that might like to replicate the idea. If you are interested in more information, please let me know.