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GraceWorks Archive 2013


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Introducing GraceWorks. Others have called it “The Church has left the Building!” This is a Sunday when area churches show God’s love through providing services, rather than going to services. It is an event that has been going on in several other communities across the US, involving thousands of people on a given Sunday. The First Presbyterian Church started it here in Carson City two years ago; last year The Door to The Way, an Hispanic church, joined them. Over 150 people participated. This year the First United Methodist Church and the Fountainhead Four Square Church will be joining the effort.

You can volunteer to provide labor, time, music or just a personal touch. These projects will be done in the community, on Sunday, June 2, 2013.

Examples of projects, among others, from which volunteers can choose:

  • Linear Park and Governors’ Field clean up and painting sheds and curbs
  • Conducting music and worship at Carson Plaza and other Assisted Living Centers
  • Do Drop In, a day center for homeless with disabilities – repair work
  • Planting flowers at the Senior Center
  • Doing gardening at Fremont Elementary School
  • Preparing meal bags for “Stop Hunger Now” or Blessing Bags for the homeless
  • Helping people with home repair
  • Food for Thought - cleaning and organizing
  • Children’s Museum – repair work – some can be done by families
  • Community Pregnancy Center, 222 E. Washington St.
  • Small Blessings Preschool – make preparations for playground upgrade
  • A project at FISH
  • Greenhouse at Carson High School – following a plant sale the previous day, distribute remaining plants and clean up

As worshipers exit a local church sanctuary, the sign over the door says, “You are now entering the mission field.” What better way to show God’s love than by helping those in need right here at home!
To volunteer, sign-up sheets will be available each Sunday in May, in the narthex.

For more information on GraceWorks, please contact Rob Scanland at 883-2490 or rscanland@charter.net or the First Presbyterian Church at 882-1032.

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