In exactly four weeks it will be the first day of spring! That means at least three important things. The days will be longer. The birds will be singing. And our "For Our Community Day" will be right around the corner. Last year, for the very first time, we organized this massive community service day. We had hundreds of volunteers spread over dozens of community service projects, all intended to bless our communities.
This year we hope to grow it even bigger. But we will need your help. A project of this size requires an amazing team of people to serve in various capacities before, during and after the event. Here are some of the ways you could help us make this event even greater than last year.
We need team leaders. We need people who can help before the event to plan projects, logistics, marketing, food, set up, break down and more. We also need many site leaders to oversee the teams on the day of the work.
We need projects. If you are aware of a potential service project, we want to hear about it. We would love to double the number of projects we were able to do last year. You can help us identify new additional projects.
We need donations. We will need donations of water and snacks for the work teams and dessert for the barbecue after the work is done. We would also welcome financial donations for supplies and other expenses.
We need participants. That means two things. First, of course, we need you to plan to join us on that day. We would also love it if you would invite your friend, neighbor or co-worker. This event is not only about the work we accomplished. It is also about doing it together with our neighbors in a way that allows churched and "not yet churched" folks to build relationships.
There is one more thing you can do. This Saturday morning we will have our first planning meeting. If you think you might like to help in any way in preparing the event, if you might consider being a team leader, or if you just want to hear more about the event, we invite you to join us this Saturday at 9 a.m. at our Plastow campus.
I believe this will be an amazingly impactful outreach event. Mark your calendars for Saturday May 18th. You will absolutely not want to miss this.