There are several ways that we have been working to engage our local communities.
Local Initiatives We have been finding that our hearts grow larger and we are able to build relationships with our community most effectively when we are loving the way Christ loved the people He came in contact with. So we've been serving in small ways over the past couple years with "no strings attached", just to show the love of Jesus. Several of our most recent 'no-strings-attached' outreaches includes:
We feel our role is not to compete with families, but to offer a safe, friendly environment where families can come and participate together.
We also participate in the Williams Valley Ministerium, which is a conglamorate of churches in the Williams Valley School District, which meet monthly and pool resources to be used to meet basic needs of people in our region (heating oil, groceries, etc). We combine events for special services and regional programs. (Baccalaureate service, Good Friday, Thanksgiving Eve, distributing Christmas gifts, Williams Valley Food Pantry).
And we are connected with a regional group of religious organizations called Churches United which is organized through Northern Dauphin Human Services.