New Jersey Church Plans Thanksgiving Outreach for Storm Victims

Liquid Church will prepare and deliver meals to thousands of families.

MORRISTOWN, N.J.—While the northern New Jersey communities of Liquid Church members are just getting back on their feet after Superstorm Sandy, plans are in full motion at the church to prepare, deliver and host #SandyThanksgiving meals to thousands of families still significantly hurt by the storm.

The impact of Superstorm Sandy was catastrophic in New Jersey, with up to $6 billion in damages, according to the catastrophe modeler group Eqecat Inc. Thousands still remain powerless, homeless and distraught in the Long Beach Island-Atlantic City region alone. Truckloads of relief supplies are being collected at all three campus locations of Liquid Church to transport and distribute along with the #SandyThanksgiving meals Nov. 22 and 23. Volunteer teams will also be cleaning out houses devastated by the storm that weekend.

Tim Lucas, lead pastor at Liquid Church, said: “Amid all of the devastation and challenges Sandy has brought, we want to be there physically with the families of the Jersey Shore this Thanksgiving in order to bring hope to those that need it most right now.”

Jugs of water and canned goods are being collected at all three campuses during Sunday worship services in Morristown, New Brunswick, and Nutley, N.J. Distribution of supplies are being carried out in partnership with local churches and social service agencies along the Jersey Shore.

The Morristown-based Christian church is also coordinating support from communities and organizations outside of New Jersey for the #SandyThanksgiving project. The outreach coordination leaders are asking churches across the country to consider taking up a special offering for the Superstorm Sandy victims on Nov. 11, 18 or 25.

More information about how individuals, churches and other organizations can support relief efforts is available at Church leaders are able to download multimedia materials such as video clips, bulletin inserts, slide graphics, and music to help conduct special offerings during church services.

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Liquid Church is one of New Jersey’s fastest-growing Christian churches. Founded in 2001 by Lead Pastor Tim Lucas, the church’s vision is to “take church to the people” with campuses in Morristown, New Brunswick, and Nutley, N.J. Nearly 2,500 people experience Liquid’s worship services each weekend in New Jersey and around the globe through Church Online. As a part of its global outreach, Liquid Church provides clean drinking water to the poorest of the poor, with dozens of completed projects in Ethiopia, Central African Republic, Haiti and El Salvador.