Operation Backyard/CP – April 23rd

On Saturday, April 23rd, we will be serving the community again through Operation Backyard / College Park from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Save the date as we work with agencies such as Habitat for Humanity, Community Gardens, Dream Center, Love INC, Huntington Parks Department, along with our own neighborhood family projects. Please let us know your interest on the sheets at the Welcome Center. For more information, please contact Holly Lutton.

Here is a list of the organizations we will be working with.

Community Gardens:

  • Planting, tilling, raking – Family friendly

Huntington House:

  • Lawn clean up around the house – Family friendly
  • Rearrange garage – adults or teens.
  • Rearrange office desk and equipment – adults/older teens

Dream Center:

  • Adopt A Block community outreach day – family friendly
  • The thrift store offers a place for- 2 cashiers  – teens and up
  • Donation Center sorting teams, store window cleaning, store painting, etc. – teens and up

Kids Kampus:

  • Cleaning up our outside play areas (raking leaves, pulling weeds- if there are any), washing windows on the building, planting flowers – Family Friendly

Parks Dept:

  • Sunken Gardens Spruce up- flower beds, clean rock wall, weed, stain stairs – Family Friendly

Love INC:

  • Plant a flower bed – family friendly
  • Clean our food pantry, or help move things in to our new office – Teens and up

Can You Help?

Greeters for Sunday morning: Can you help us by taking a turn welcoming
those gathering for Sunday morning services in the New Year (first or second
service)? Please let the office or Pastor Paul Hirschy know.
Important Upward needs: An additional Kindergarten basketball coach and
Cheer coaches. Contact Gary Mast at 519-2489.

Thailand Team

HU and Global Ministries are sending a group of seven students to Chiang Rai, Thailand, for three weeks during January.  While in Chiang Rai, the team will lead English camps and conversational English classes at an international school as well as interact with the local ministry team and people.  The team asks for prayer that the Lord will prepare their hearts and sharpen their skills to help further His kingdom in this context as well as provide useful English training for the people they encounter.  To help raise funds for this trip, the team is selling “Evangebears” for a suggested donation of $20.  The bears have the colors of the cross with English and Thai descriptions, and with a donation, you can keep one bear to remind you to pray for the team and send another bear to a child in Thailand.  The  bears will be available following both services and Sunday School today in the commons.  If you would like to donate and get a bear but cannot do so today, email bronwenfetters@gmail.com.  The team includes Shoshannah McKinney, Edwin Chow, Bronwen Fetters, Hannah Taing, Larissa Walker, Davis Kurtz, Aimee Wester, Mak Barrantes, Frank Yang, and Donna Hollopeter.