“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. ~Matthew 5:14-15 (NIV)
Our community involvement teams desire to share their light with the Johnstown and Milliken communities. Below are just a few ways you can get involved and share your love, your hope, and your joy with those around you.
A program that equips families through Healthy Food is Fun and Family Fitness nights to improve their overall nutrition, while still meeting the financial needs of families who struggle to afford nutritious food choices. Partner with us as we build relationships with families in our community. Contact Angie Hays at 970-587-4993.
It used to be that the hardest part about school was “school.” Today, kids deal with more serious difficulties than reading, writing, and arithmetic–distractions from learning are at an all-time high. While there are many theories about how to improve education, there is one solution that nearly everyone agrees on–kids learn better when they are valued and encouraged. By spending one hour a week with a child you can dramatically alter their direction and change their life–and that‘s no small change!
There are multiple ways to get involved:
- Mentor: mentors spend 1 hour a week with one elementary-aged child during school hours. Mentors help with class work, play fund and educational games, and invest time in their child.
- Prayer Partner: each mentor is supported by a specific and dedicated prayer partner so that each encounter is covered in prayer and lifted up to God.
- Administrative helper: if planning fun events and helping coordinate communication with the mentors is more your forte, then we’d love your help behind the scenes.
For more information about this ministry, please contact Megan Ross.
Each Thursday morning volunteers from our church family descend on Hays Market and shop for groceries for our elderly or home-bound residents. The process is simple, but powerful: grocery lists are provided and you just fill a cart (you don’t pay). Then you get the blessing of delivering to these wonderful people. It’s a fantastic expression of giving to a part of our community that sometimes gets forgotten.
For more details or to volunteer, contact Mary Wallin.