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Outreach: Widening the Circle
From tailgate parties to movies to parades, there are lots of ways to widen the circle through Outreach. Contact Outreach Coordinator Nikki Froehlich (email@example.com) to learn how you can serve.
Food Pantry Items Needed
This month we are in special need of donations of flour, sugar, oil, pancake mix & syrup. Please drop items off at either campus in the collection areas along with other nonperishable items. Donations of grocery gifts cards (Aldi’s, Giant Eagle) in denominations of $25 & cash/check/digital donations for the food pantry ministry are always needed. Simply bring to either church office or place in the offering noting that it is for the food pantry. If you are in need of assistance, please contact either church office: Pepper Pike, 216.831.1566 or South Euclid, 216.381.2953. If you’d like to assist with distribution of food, contact Mary Jo Garrison 440-423-0924 or Nancy Rapaszky 440-725-7214.
KidzRead is Garfield Church's latest and most significant investment in students at Greenview Upper Elementary in South Euclid. Through KidzRead we will inspire, motivate and guide struggling children to improve their reading skills and build a stronger foundation for their life! For more information about how you can partner in this important initiative, contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible! See a video about KidzRead here.
Kidz Club (South Euclid)
Kidz Club is our outreach to children and youth in the South Euclid area. Kidz Club happens on Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00 PM. Kidz Club is getting HUGE. We are currently engaging over 40 kids each week. We need you to help us connect with elementary, junior high and high school youth in this ministry. If interested in serving, please contact Campus Pastor Scott by email at email@example.com or phone/text at 419.834.5120.
Farmers’ Market-Widening the Circle
The South Euclid Garfield Memorial Farmers’ Market (1534 S. Green Rd., 44121) will take place on Thursday afternoons from 1-6 PM. We are looking for people who can volunteer at the hospitality table. Shifts can be as little as half an hour. We greatly appreciate any time offered. If you are not able to help out at the hospitality table, consider stopping by to pick up some of the season’s offerings. This market is a wonderful way that we can help support and build relationships with our community, and your support helps to make it a success. If you are able to volunteer, please contact Kathy Carvin at (216) 375-5902.
Summer Youth Mission Trips!
This summer we are offering two exciting opportunities for our youth to participate in Mission Trips.
Our senior high trip will be to the Northern Cheyenne Native American Reservation in Lame Deer, Montana. The Cheyenne aligned themselves with the Lakota and Arapaho during the Battle at Little Bighorn, and the youth will actually visit the site of that battle one evening on this trip. The trip will depart from Garfield on June 17, 2017 and return on June 24, 2017. Do to our extensive fundraising and other church support we are still able to keep this trip at the affordable price of $300/student. If there are significant financial concerns, please contact Perry or Alex as there may be scholarship support available as we get closer to the trip. This trip is for students currently in grades 8-12.
We will be offering our first-ever Junior High Mission Trip this year. This will be a Mission Trip to Lincoln County, West Virginia in the heart of Appalachia from July 16-22, 2017. Pastor Scott Blevins will lead this trip. Scott has led several Youth Works Mission Trips in West Virginia in the past. This particular site and week is exclusively for "Middle School" students in grades 6-8 currently. The cost for this trip will be $250 /student.
On Sunday, September 18th we will have our first "Soup Sales" fundraiser of the fall and there will be an important introductory meeting at Noon in the chapel at Pepper Pike, and immediately following worship at South Euclid, to receive information and answer questions about our trips, which are through YouthWorks.