FUSE Summer Camp Needs YOU!

Every year Port City’s high school and middle school ministries take a massive number of students to a summer camp known as FUSE!  This year they need YOU to help out. We have an awesome group already signed up and ready to go… but we need a few more of you to join us! This team will help put on the camp by helping setup for the week, serving meals, facilitating activities, and much more.

The dates for FUSE Work Crew are July 5-10. The cost of housing and food will be fully covered while at FUSE. If you are interested and available please fill out the form below so we can get you signed up ASAP!

 

Overflow Summer Bible Studies

Last week our Summer Bible Studies kicked-off with over 100 students joining 5 different co-ed groups to connect in community and engage with God’s Word over the summer! This week groups will be in week 2 of the study, but it’s not too late for you to take part!

If you would like to join an Overflow Bible Study, fill out this form and we will connect you to a group ASAP!

We hope that these Summer Bible Studies will encourage you and help you to read, understand, and live out the God’s Truth in your life! Come join us!

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Overflow Spotlight- Blake Sheltra

 

Blake SheltraIn honor of Senior Night this coming Tuesday (April 28th) at Overflow, we wanted to welcome Blake Sheltra to the #OVFspotlight!

Blake is a senior at UNCW studying Recreation and Tourism Management. He is also one of awesome men’s small group leaders and has served as the president of the Overflow Campus Organization for two years!

We asked Blake a few questions about his involvement here:

How did you first get involved with serving at Overflow?

“I checked out OCO because a few of my friends invited me to a meeting. I quickly bought in to the mission behind OCO and knew that I wanted to be more involved in it.

I decided to lead a small group because I joined one my freshman year of college and it introduced me to a lot of my really good friends today. I knew that I wanted to minister to guys through their college years so it was the perfect opportunity for me to really give back to a ministry that has done so much for me.”

What is your favorite part of leading and serving through Overflow?

“I love serving at Overflow because I am very passionate about investing in relationships with people. Being a part of an organization like OCO really allows me to meet individuals whom I may have never had the chance to meet and therefore helps me create and grow in new friendships. Leading a group of incredible guys in a small group also gives me the opportunity to invest more intentionally in some guys just a bit younger than me and to share me experiences with the hope that they can learn something they otherwise wouldn’t.”

How has serving through Overflow impacted you?

“Serving with Overflow has helped to show me what it means to fully commit to a ministry and become a part of the mission at hand. Overflow’s mission is to “reach college students and help them walk with God.” I used to look at that and believe that I was one of the students that the staff and worships leaders were reaching and helping to grow. But through my time serving at this ministry, I learned that as a part of Overflow, I should be looking to carry out that mission as well. I learned that the ministry staff does not have all of the responsibility- I am called to be a part of that mission and reach students as well!”

Thank you for taking ownership in this ministry, Blake! We couldn’t do what we do without you!

Overflow Summer Sign-Up!

Overflow Summer is going to look different than ever before! We will have one Overflow Service on the last Tuesday of every month (May 26th, June 30th, and July 28th) before our Overflow Fall Kickoff on August 18th!

In between those dates, we will be hosting multiple summer activities (think beach days, game nights, summer bible studies, bonfires, etc.) and we want YOU to join in the fun!

One easy way to stay connected with us is through social media. We are also starting a summer sign-up list for students who want to receive occasional updates on Overflow Summer activities.

To sign up, give us your info here!

Overflow Spotlight- Tyler Speck

Tyler Speck

Everyone welcome Tyler Speck to the #OVFspotlight!

Tyler transferred from the University of Alabama after his freshman year. He is now a junior at UNCW pursuing a degree in Human Resources. Tyler found Overflow and pretty quickly started to get involved. Two years later, Tyler is one of our key volunteers and one of our awesome men’s small group leaders!

We asked Tyler a few questions about his involvement here:

Why did you decide to get involved at Overflow?

“Overflow has really impacted me and my walk with the Lord. I felt that God wanted to use me to pour into others alongside this ministry that is changing lives.”

What is your favorite part of leading a Small Group?

“Whether it be through small group or through the worship and messages at Overflow every week, it has been amazing to see individuals grow in their walk with the Lord.

 There are so many opportunities to grow and get involved in Overflow than just Tuesday night services- whether that’s joining a small group, the Overflow Leadership Journey, the Overflow Campus Organization, etc.. Overflow can extend far beyond Tuesday nights if you let it!”

How has Overflow impacted your life?

“Through Overflow, the people involved, and serving in this ministry, God has completely redirected my life to be about all Him- not just an accessory. I have also gained an incredible community of friends because of Overflow, and we constantly encourage each other and push each other in our walks.

Getting involved at Overflow is a great way to excel in your walk and to pour into others. You don’t have to have a strong walk to get involved, but by doing so, your walk will be strengthened more than you can imagine!”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Tyler. Thank you for making an investment in Overflow and your peers!

Serve Day Recap!

Overflow’s first ever Serve Day was this past Saturday and it was a huge success!

From the Overflow Staff, we want to say THANK YOU for helping to make it all happen! In the end we had around 170 students serving our city with 9 different organizations at 11 different locations. Your commitment to serve really did make an impact on this city!

The goal of Serve Day wasn’t to just get you to serve one day, but to encourage, educate, and inspire you to serve every day! You can serve others right around you, and those just down the road. The organizations we served with on Saturday have plenty of opportunities for you to serve and would LOVE to have you back. Just check out their websites to find out more information.

We think Serve Day was awesome, but we’d really love to hear from you!

Click here to share your perspective on Serve Day! Tell us about your experience, what you learned from the opportunity and what difference it made in you!

Check out a few pictures of our students in action below:

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We love you all! Thanks again for all your help!

-The Overflow Staff

Overflow Serve Day- Sign Ups!

Serve Day projects need YOU!

We are only a few days away from Overflow’s first ever Serve Day! We are so excited to make a difference in this city that we call home. If you missed out on signing up for one of our #OVFserveday projects on Tuesday, it’s not too late!

Below is a list of all 11 serving opportunities that we get the chance to participate in this Saturday, March 28th! Once you are familiar with the different opportunities just click link at the bottom of the page to tell us that you want to serve with us.

A Safe Place – Distributing information on human trafficking awareness and help for victims of trafficking to businesses up Hwy 17. [9:00 AM – 3:00 PM]

Habitat for Humanity – Help dig the footings for a new Habitat home build! [7:45 AM – 3:00 PM]

Habitat ReStore – Help run the Habitat Restore by running the register, helping customers in the store, or sorting through stock. [FULL]

Harrelson Center – Work on needed maintenance and beautification of this center for local non-profit organizations. [9:00 AM – 3:00 PM]

Good Shepherd – Help put on a fundraiser for the organization to raise money to care for the homeless of our city. [FULL]

Nourish NC – Work in the warehouse for this non-profit that provides meals for hungry children in Wilmington. [FULL]

Saturday Meals – Bake cookies, serve a meal, and do crafts or games with kids who come for a needed meal. [FULL]

Meals on Wheels – Deliver meals and visit with elderly people in Wilmington who are unable to get out of their homes. [FULL]

Vigilant Hope – Work in an urban garden that produces food for those in need. [FULL]

Vigilant Hope – Serve breakfast to those in need of a meal in downtown Wilmington. [FULL]

WARM – Paint the exterior trim of a home in downtown for a family in need. [FULL]

Sign up to serve here!

Overflow Serve Day March 28!

Hey Overflow! We are so excited about our first EVER Serve Day coming up on Saturday, March 28th and we want you to come serve with us!

On that Saturday we will send you out to around a dozen different service projects scattered all around Wilmington. We are partnering with organizations like Good Shepherd, Habitat for Humanity, and Meals on Wheels (just to name a few) to serve our city  in a way that we hope will demonstrate God’s love in a very tangible way!

This will be a chance for you to put into practice what you learn from our current series “GO”. Serving isn’t just a one day event, but we hope this day will inspire and motivate you to serve others every day.

“God is ready to do an incredible work in and through us, we just have to be willing to take that first step to GO and serve.” – Zack Hamby

Sign up for a Serve Day project here!

No Overflow March 10th

Due to UNCW’s Spring Break, there will be NO Overflow Tuesday, March 10th. We will return Tuesday, March 17th with a new series titled “Go.” Don’t forgot to pray for our team of college students that are in Guatemala this week!

Need something from us? Shoot us a message: overflow@portcitychurch.org. We can’t wait to see you next week!

 

-The Overflow Staff

NO Overflow Tonight!

The word is out… NO Overflow tonight!

We will miss you guys, but we would rather you be safe! To make up for it, tonight at 7PM, we will be rebroadcasting a previous Overflow service right here: live.portcitychurch.org

We will plan to meet again Tuesday, March 3 to end our current series, I Am Weak. Stay safe and we will see you guys next week!

-The Overflow Staff