Church members racked up the community service hours at the Jesus Pro Am Surf Comp in early June.
Church members racked up the community service hours at the Jesus Pro Am Surf Comp in early June. Paul Bamford

Church shows how much it loves this city

A BURLEIGH church has logged almost 1000 hours of community service as part of Love This City Week.

Senior pastor Kevin Thomas said each June churches gathered funds to build churches and serve communities around the world.

“We decided to start out this year with one week of doing community service, but next year we'd like to build it up to one month and get more people involved,” Pastor Thomas said.

More than 155 of the 300 CCCLiVE.TV church members took part in the week-long event.

Mission director Ruth Arnold said members were involved in serving at the Jesus Pro Am Surf Comp, knitting blankets for the Gold Coast Hospital's children's ward, backyard clean-ups and donating blood.

“We aimed for 300 hours, but the final tally was 946 hours, which was just incredible,” Ms Arnold said.

Church member Graham Willatt said he took part in the Backyard Blitz to get involved in the event.

“For me, just seeing the smile on the face of a person you have helped at the end of a job is what makes it worthwhile.”



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