Lots of great things are happening. To keep up with the latest, check out the Outreach kiosk in the Gathering Place. Here are some updates from First English:
~ The dishwasher project is under way. The electric is in, concrete company to excavate the floor has been hired. The dishwasher and all the parts are on order. Plumbing permits are being pulled.
~ There are now 4 active groups: kids, women, teen young men and a men’s group meeting regularly. The women’s group (10a-12p) and men’s group (1p-3p) meets the 2nd Saturday of the month for food, fellowship and fun. The kids meet every Saturday morning from 10a-12p. The teenage young men meet every Wednesday evening for pizza, meaningful discussions, and fellowship. This coming together in groups has strengthened the community. They are supporting each other, solving personal and neighborhood problems, and making a difference.
From this relationship-building has come some specific wants and needs; the largest being jobs – meaningful employment, not just a job. I (Becky Warnement) have been given the task of beginning a jobs initiative. See what happens when you get excited about the possibilities and, are the only one who raises your hand!
I am compiling a list of community resources (no need to reinvent the wheel), gathering names and interests/skills, while meeting with anyone who wants a job, every Thursday from 5-7pm. Jeff and I have helped write resumes, navigate online employment application sites, search for jobs at Nationwide Children’s, etc. Please join us! Together we can have a bigger impact.
Socks, any sizes of coats, boots, warm clothing of any kind, blankets, comforters
Table clothes (rectangular for 6 ft tables) to use for Mom’s Day Out
Game system(s) and games to make a hang out for the young men with TVs, games, etc.
$10 Kroger cards – Pastor Bob keeps a supply on hand to give to those who help around the church (please note there is no Giant Eagle near by)
Please contact Becky Warnement for more information.