WOW! Can you believe it’s already 2013! Well January has definitely been a cold month, with lots and lots of snow.
Even though the temperatures have dropped below -40, we are dedicated to going out and helping our neighbors. There were a couple of Saturday mornings that came just after a blizzard so there was plenty of snow to shovel. We talked with some of the people who were brave enough to open their doors on those cold days and chat with us for a bit.
Come and help out at Adopt-A-Block this Saturday. It is lots of fun and I think the cold snap is finished, at least for a while. Don’t forget to dress warm and bring your shovels.
The month of December is always a fun one! As usual we headed out to shovel snow and to see if there was anything else our neighbors needed help with.
We had some great conversations with people and talked about Christmas plans. This year we were able to deliver Christmas cookies to the homes on the blocks and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Many people were very grateful for the Cookies and appreciative of everything Church of the Rock has done for them over the years.
We even received a few thank you cards that people sent, wanting to show their thanks and appreciation.
Made any New Years Resolutions yet? Why not make coming out to Adopt-A-Block one of them! Come and join us this Saturday! Don’t forget to dress warm and bring your shovels.
The month of November has been a great month! Sure there is lots of snow falling and it is definitely cold outside, but God is good and is doing amazing things!
We have continued to connect with our neighbors as we talk with them and see what kind of needs they are having and how we can try to meet them. Mostly we are shoveling snow and getting opportunities to pray for people.
One weekend we were out, a random man saw our group and asked how he could get baptized! One of our group members told him that he could contact one of the Pastors at the Church for more information on Baptism. Through further conversations with this man, the Pastor discovered that it was actually a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that he needed first, so the man accepted Jesus as his personal Savior!
There are many other stories as well, where God has been answering the prayers of the community as we simply go out and show them God’s amazing Love. It is truly amazing to see God at work!
Come and join us in all that God is doing and share in the excitement!! Don’t forget to dress warm and bring your shovels.
The month of October has been a cold month for fall, but with plenty of things to do. The raking of leaves has gone well with the changes the city has made. We purchased plenty of large paper bags so that we can bag the leaves and leave them where the city trucks will come and take them away.
There were still plenty of yards to rake this month, but at this point it would seem that we have cleaned up most of them. It has been great being able to help our neighbors out and see how thankful they are as our groups show the love of Christ by good deeds.
We were able to hand out some fliers to the blocks, informing the people of more specific areas in which we are willing to help them out with. Also leaving them an email address for them to ask specific requests. This way we can find out what our neighbors needs really are and do the best to meet those needs.
October was a good month with tons of raking!! Soon enough we will be bringing our shovels to help clear snow. Come on out and join in on the fun!