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Make a Difference Week!

August 16 thru 19 will be a very important time of outreach and being Jesus’ hands and feet to our community. Last year we had 45 people involved with several volunteering some part of each of the four days. This year we are strongly encouraging you to volunteer at least two times or two types of outreach. It is important to sign up or contact the coordinator of your area so we can fine-tune the schedules. We will be having a Celebration BBQ Dinner on Saturday at 5 PM for all who have made a difference by volunteering this week. Let us Shine Jesus everywhere we can!

Food Pantry

We are the hands of Christ serving those in our community who need help with food. It may involve bagging up food, stocking shelves, or moving boxes. Coordinated by Pastor Steve. Opportunities are for this are:

Wednesday: 10 AM – Noon
Thursday: Noon – 2 PM
Thursday: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Friday:  10 AM – Noon

Prayer Walking

Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10-12. Jan Jack would LOVE to hear of your availability. You can be trained on the job or earlier. Please sign up or email.

P.A.R.K.

Meet new people and practice random acts of kindness! We give away cold bottled water, a toy or candy to those strolling in the Kershaw park. Contact Bill Carter.

Baking

Great for those who want to make cookies at home and drop them off at church before Friday, August 18 at 2 PM. These will be boxed up and delivered to people who work in our community. Mary Hornbeak is the coordinator and is happy to have fresh or frozen homemade cookies for this ministry.

Le Tourneau

Several opportunities:
light construction
painting
helping in Dining Room
preparing cabins
helper at Little Chefs Camp

PLEASE sign up for area of interest and time slot that fits your schedule.

Food Drive

At Tops grocery store on Saturday in two shifts 10-12 and 12-2. All you do is smile, hand out suggestion sheet and say thank you when people bring food back. All ages welcome to help. Coordinated by Jeramie Jackson.

Visitation

Visits to our church’s shut ins, doing an activity at Horizons AND visiting newer people at church. This is coordinated by Sharon Carter. Sign ups will be for type of ministry and time slots available.

KIDZone

We are reaching a new area! The neighborhood between Le Tourneau and our church is called Crystal Beach. We will be handing out flyers on doors before our event. We will be doing ice cream and or hot-dogs and face-painting on Friday, August 18 to meet new people. We REALLY need lots of people to make this a big event to show God’s Love! Contact Cathy Charles.

 

From Pastor Steve

As you can see, our main focus this month is Make a Difference Week. This is one of the most important things we do as a church all year. Our passion for God compels us to make a difference in the lives of others. Make sure you get involved somewhere. Even if its just for an hour or two. Better yet, jump in with both feet! You’ll discover the blessings of serving your Lord in the lives of others. Let’s see what God will do. See you in church on Sunday!

 

Diverge

Thank you for supporting our teens as they have earned money for their big trip to Maryland! Diverge will be a trip for 7 teens and 3 adults to enjoy discipleship, fellowship and have lots of fun in the process. Please pray for growth and bonding for all 10 as they leave early Thursday morning, August 3 and return later on Sunday, August 6. They are excited to go!

 

Sundae in the Park

This will be on Sunday August 6 at 4 PM. Rather than our traditional Ice Cream Social, this year the church is going to provide all the ice cream and we’re going to have it at Kershaw Park. We have rented Pavilion #3, across from the Speedway station. The church will provide lots of basic and fun flavors of ice cream for anyone you want to invite. We will even invite people at the park to join us!  You can bring a Frisbee or a lawn chair if you’d like! Enjoy the smiles and fun of fellowship and outreach!