Friday, June 26, 2015

Update on Reaching New People

Hi Folks,

As some of you may remember, we embarked on the "Reaching New People" project a little over a year ago to promote our church and reach out to our community with the love of Christ.  The Vitality Team was formed to be the organizing body of this endeavor.

One of our activities has been our outreach to folks who park in our parking lot for the Concerts on the Green.  We hand out free bottles of water and offer a free sign-up for a chance to win a gift card of a local business.  Last summer, it took awhile for folks to even approach us.  It's amazing how suspicious people can be of "free" things and of church people.  But, by the end of summer, folks were smiling and happy to see us.

We had our first Concert on the Green give away this past Wednesday, and the atmosphere was totally different from last year's first events.  People were expecting us!

With the Vitality's Team work and the Men's Fellowship's Hot Dog sale, we are truly showing our presence to our community in a positive way, sharing God's love and light.

However, this work is not only for the Vitality Team and Men's Fellowship.  All the members of HCCUCC are truly part of this endeavor to show forth God's presence in our community.  It's all our work to be sharing Christ in our words and actions.  It is all our work to invite people to join us in worship and mission.  All members are on the Vitality Team!!

One way anyone can help is to donate water for our Wednesday give away.  We gave away almost 3 cases this Wednesday alone.  Also, we would welcome donations of $25 gift cards from local businesses. 

The Vitality Team is also sponsoring a LEO (Let's Eat Out) on Tuesday, July 7 at Ruby Tuesday's.  We will be meeting at the church at 6:15 P.M. for those who would like to carpool and meeting at the restaurant at 6:30 for those who want to meet us there.  We are asking that people consider bringing a friend who is not a church member.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the alcove on July 5.  Please consider joining us for this fun time!

Please contact me if you would like any more info how we can better reach out to our community with the extravagant welcome of Christ.  This is everybody's church, and we all have a responsibility to it.

Rev. Lucille

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