A Day for Doin’ Good in the ‘Hood
We continue to build on the amazing partnership we have with our local community league. About sixteen Bethel volunteers worked hand in hand with the community league this past Monday to serve a Family Day breakfast to about 200 Bannerman residents. This is just the latest in a series of quality events we have been able to do together to add value to our church’s neighbourhood.
Now we are going to attempt something bigger than we have ever taken on together before. On May 11, Bethel Church and the Bannerman Community League will be jointly sponsoring an event called “Bannerman-in-Action.” We describe it as “A Day for Doin’ Good in the ‘Hood.”
The day is about neighbours caring about neighbours. Bannerman residents are being invited to sign up to receive help from a neighbour or, conversely, to offer help to a neighbour. In addition, volunteers will be engaged in projects that benefit the whole community—like enhancing the local community garden or cleaning up the river valley.
My hope is that at least 100 Bethelites will show up on that Saturday to send this big message to Bannerman: “Bethel Church cares about its community.”
The event should be a lot of fun. On the day of the event, volunteers will gather at the community league building for a continental breakfast and instructions. They will spend the morning doing light repairs or landscaping or giving technical help to neighbours in need. Then they will return to enjoy a barbeque lunch together.
I will tell you more about the event as the day nears. In the meantime, could you mark the day on your calendars? Let’s make a big impact in Bannerman!
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