Helping Hands is a group of people looking to make a difference in our community. We volunteer our time to help clean up, build, remodel, or put on certain events. Our goal is not only to make a difference but to also show God’s love to everyone we come in contact with. We want to actively show that there is a hope. We are made for such a time as this.
If you are interested in getting involved, there are many ways that you could help. Here are a few ways you could get involved
We also do a lot of community outreach through Life Groups. Serve groups are designed for people to have the opportunity to serve the needs of the community. Serve groups provide a way for people to relationally connect and find fulfillment in caring for others. If you are looking to offer a Helping Hand, you will want to check out these serve groups!
You’ve Just Got Served
Another Life Group that was organized called the “You’ve Just Got Served” focused on those who needed an extra Helping Hand. They tied blankets for the homeless shelters, made up homemade dinners for selected families, and served at the local homeless shelter. What a great way to give back into the community!
The Village of Howard does fireworks for the 4th of July and Labor Day weekend right across from the church. We help provide parking and concessions to all those who come. This event happens every year and we are always excited to be a Helping Hand and to be a light in this community. There are a lot of ways you can get involved, from parking cars to preparing food to set up and cleanup, there is something for everyone.
The fall of 2021, the Helping Hands completed a cool project to expand our café. We had a need for more space, so we decided to take the plunge and create an outdoor café to be enjoyed throughout the year. This project involved the whole church from manual labor, landscaping, blueprint drafting, and decorating. The result was stunning! This was a great addition to our church and a great way to build relationships.
Our church had a need for a shed to store all of the landscaping tools and mowers to keep out of the elements. One of our members is a Boy Scout and needed a project to do for his badge, so he took this upon himself to accomplish. With the help of a few others, a shed was constructed. This project wasn’t as cool as the Outdoor Café project, but a necessary one. We had paused construction on the Outdoor Café and classrooms to complete this project before the snow flew.
New Classrooms, Nursery, and Offices
The classrooms needed a desperate facelift and the children was rapidly outgrowing the small nursery. We shuffled a few rooms around, including Pastor’s office and the main office to make room for a media room and another nursery. This has been a long process but so needed to ease some of our growing pains. The classrooms have been put on hold to complete the outdoor projects before the snow flew but now we will be working on them again. The nurseries have been completely redone and are open. Please excuse our dust as we grow.