serve the event by selling hot dogs, chips and sodas, and donating those funds to this worthy cause. We were able to go ahead with Blessings of the Bikes in late June. Pastor Jennie gave the blessing to those who attended, rode their bikes from City Park to Riverstone Park, and then they were rewarded additionally with ice cream bars.
As Covid cases increased in July and now again in October, the team wisely decided to not host the planned Bike Rodeo (July) and Tent or Treat (October). We know the health and safety of our congregants and the community as a whole are of the highest priority.
In light of these circumstances, we can still find ways to reach out to our community members. Think about a neighbor or friend who may need a phone call to lift their spirits, or possibly some small errand to be completed for them such as a grocery pick-up. Perhaps, a companion to accompany them when they wish not to be alone outside the safe surroundings of their home would be greatly appreciated. Changing times require creative approaches to outreach. I hope in this challenging season of our lives, we can find different and fruitful ways to help in our community showing Love 1st as Jesus would have us do.
Recently a dear friend sent me this uplifting quote. I will close by sharing it with you.
“Do not look forward in fear to the changes in life: rather look to them with full hope, that as they arise, God, whose very own you are, will lead you safely through all things; and when you cannot stand it, God will carry you in His arms.” Saint Francis DeSales.
Community Outreach Chair