Summer Mission Roundup
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13th ANNUAL CARPENTER’S PROJECT
Volunteers representing 30 Ellwood City area churches, including several Shenango congregations, came together this month for the 13th year in a row to offer practical support to area residents in need. Every summer in July, the Carpenter’s Project assembles for a week of labor in and around Ellwood City. This is an intergenerational ministry. Pictured here is a crew grading a yard in preparation for a new sidewalk for an elder resident who is wheelchair bound.
HIS HANDS BLITZ
Rev. Michael Spicuzza (Third, New Castle) last week led a large group of New Castle area youth and adults in the annual His Hands blitz build. Area churches, including several of our Shenango congregations, participate in this community outreach every summer. Shown here is a team of youth pouring a new walkway for an elderly homeowner.
NLPC / Westminster PC Partnership
29 members of North Liberty Presbyterian Church teamed up with members of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and Iglesia Hispania of Roswell, July 14-18, to hold a FREE Vacation Bible School and lunch for children in the Roswell community, including 50+ children from the Boys & Girls Club. Most of the churches in the area charge $40 or more for each child to attend VBS. The week included a field trip for the children (who normally do not leave the Club facilities all summer) to the Bottomless Lakes State Park, an adult Bible Study in the evenings, and some community Praise services. Members of North Liberty also held a Community Vacation Bible School for over 60 children in the Grove City Memorial Park in June using the same curriculum, which was written by three members of the mission team specifically for use with children who may be new to church.