Faith In Action Workdays
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets." Matthew 22:37-40
August 14th, 2016, is this year's Faith in Action. We will go into our community to worship through service from 8am-noon. This is a great opportunity to work side by side as we quietly love our neighbors. Click the Banner to the right for more information and to sign up
August 16th, 2015, we hit the streets of Loveland, reaching many of the elementary schools as well as reaching out to families that needed a little extra help. Thanks for all your help!
August 13, 2011 was another successful day of service to three schools; B.F. Kitchen, Cottonwood Plains, and Van Buren Elementary Schools. Like last year we assisted these three schools in preparation for the new school year. We had 205 volunteers participate. Here are the comments from Principal Dave Patterson at Cottonwood Plains Elementary School:
"I am sitting here in awe reflecting on what just occurred this morning at Cottonwood Plains. There was an army of volunteers that ascended on my school today. They were of all ages but had one common goal, and that was to serve by helping us get ready for the arrival of our students. They gladly accepted jobs that my staff identified needing help with, and worked hard the entire morning. I believe every task, other than a few, was completed. We had a crew of folks outside cleaning our school grounds, some painting and cleaning, and many more inside assisting teachers that were here or working independently on bulletin boards and other projects. The completion of these things will greatly reduce the stress and worry of my staff and allow teachers to focus on students and the planning required to start a new year. I can't begin to thank you and your church community for giving the "gift of help and service" to our school. On behalf of the Cottonwood Plains staff, I send my sincere thanks." Praise God!
October 1, 2011 1 a small group of volunteers from Faith Church participated in a local Habitat build. I was a part of that group, and I want to tell you that if you‘ve never done one before, than you should look into it. Habitat makes serving the Lord and serving our community so simple and inviting that really anyone with any level of construction experience, and a willingness to help can participate. Our team consisted of ten people who ranged in age from teens to sixties and we had six men and four women. We worked on a house that was at the stage where we needed to hang windows and siding. I can assure you that I had never done either of those things before, and after six hours of work I was proficient at both. But aside from learning a useful skill, and knowing that you are helping to build a home for a needy family, another great reward was the tighter friendship that we developed with our workmates.
I had the privilege of working with a young college student from Faith, and after struggling to develop a system for both the windows and the siding we formed a tight bond, and I saw the same thing happening all around us. In the end I was reminded that in God‘s economy a sacrifice is usually met with a reward. My rewards were much greater than the simple Saturday morning of watching college football that I gave up. Next time you see a chance to hop into a Habitat build… do it, and come and find me afterward and share your story!
August 7, 2010 nearly 200 volunteers descended on three schools; B.F. Kitchen, Cottonwood Plains, and Van Buren Elementary Schools to help prepare these schools for the new school year. Some volunteers served teachers in their classrooms by creating bulletin boards, covering textbooks, collating worksheets, cleaning desks, and painting bookshelves. Others served outside the school assembling and painting playground equipment, weeding, trimming shrubs, planting flowers, cleaning windows and a host of other jobs. All three principals expressed that the savings in man-hours and money was a huge blessing. Our volunteers enjoyed being Jesus' hands andfeet to a few of our local schools.