Thanks to all who volunteered for the workday this past Saturday! We got a lot done.
By the numbers:
8 pairs of hands
3 yards of soil distributed
2 wheelbarrows/garden carts
7lbs of grass seed sown
2 bales of straw scattered
3 picnic tables painted
4 benches refreshed
60 annuals planted
4 bags of weeds and trimmings
1 dog walked and petted
30 donuts (not all consumed)
1 pile of pruned branches
Thanks for all the help by individuals, families and kids last Saturday for the workday. We got a lot accomplished, and the grounds are looking much better. Also thanks to Jim Wagner and his crew for chipping and distributing all the pruned branches. Thank you also to all the people who stop by church to water our plants, to weed and otherwise help to be good stewards of what God has given us.
I am hoping to host another workday in the first part of November, date to be determined.
Jim Bryson, VP of Council
Guest post by
Matt Admiraal, AACRC Volunteer
This past Saturday, May 1, several members from our church had the opportunity to serve at the Hesed Community Church, which at first glance looks more like a house. We divided into three work groups. One group worked on demolition projects at a house that Hesed purchased for ministry opportunities. A second group worked on preparing raised garden beds for a community garden. The third group worked on cleaning up around the house of a neighbor who lives in the Brightmoor neighborhood and who is active with Hesed. All felt a sense of accomplishment as the day ended, and deeply valued the opportunities to connect with people in the Brightmoor community while reconnecting with members from our own congregation. People of all ages from our church enjoyed serving together.
Though Hesed Community Church doesn’t have the appearance of what we think of as a church building, what I saw on Saturday was the active church in which individuals shared the love of Christ by loving our neighbors through service and spending enjoyable time together. Praise God for such a wonderful opportunity!
A big thank you to all who served and to those who provided food and drink for those who served.
We had a great turnout on Labor Day for a workday to spruce up the church grounds. There is still a lot to do so how about getting together again this Saturday, September 26th at 8:30 am?
Bring any garden/pruning tools you have as well as chain saws for the big jobs.