A New Day, A New Way!

Normally, our church would have sent many teams of people out in the mission fields this year, going to New York, Ghana & Kenya. The Covid-19 Pandemic cancelled everything.
So, we started thinking: what could we do to reach out and help our fellow human beings, especially children, while making it safe for everyone?
We came up with the idea of “Neighbor Kids Club” – going once a month into a different neighborhood in Prince William County.  For the next 12 months we will have a fun event outside in a neighborhood where a family from our church lives.

On October 10th, our Children’s Ministry kicked off Neighbor Kids Club. Many of the teens from the Youth Group joined us to serve hot pizza, provide beautiful music, and preform a funny skit.  We told a Bible story, played games and made crafts.

MaryBeth Cobble, the Director of Children’s Ministry said, “I helped Austin with his craft, a flat cardboard basket to decorate with red & green paper apples, and then writing names of people you are thankful for.  Austin is 7.  What he said captured my heart. He told me about his sister who is in heaven.  He asked me to spell her name so he could write it on one of the apples. Sarah Grace. I spelled it for him. He was very proud to write her name because he still thinks of Sarah Grace and is thankful for her.  I will always remember his compassion for his sister.”
Afterwards, we went door-to-door offering 50 fresh food boxes provided by Prince William Food Rescue.  It felt like we were trick-or-treating only we were giving instead of getting. People were grateful for the free food.

Our next event will be November 21st in the Coral Reef Pavilion at Splashdown Water Park. For full details, download the permission form. Please bring the completed form to the event.

God teaches us to help others. He wants us to be more concerned about the well-being of our neighbors than ourselves.  We see this clearly in His Word to us in the 2nd most important commandment: “LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” Matthew 22:39