Crossover (Mattoon), First Assembly of God (Mattoon), Salisbury (Charleston...our home church), East Harrison St Church of God (Charleston), Kansas United Methodist Church & Tri County Community Church (Ashmore) united this past weekend for CORE (I believe it stands for "Community out-reach event"). I cannot list every event that occured over the weekend but to name a few...area church peeps served to the people of the community by....
Habitat for Humanity help
Power washed some buildings
Prepared care packets for Meth kids and kids returning to school!
A free garage sale!
Painted and did some construction
Handed out water bottles
Adopted a highway
Checked fluids in cars
Recorded books on tape
and the list goes on!
I personally sacked groceries at County Market w/ my sister-in-law Keri Clapp on Sunday. It was actually fun! I was most touched when an elderly lady was having a hard time getting all of her groceries out of the cart. I asked her if I could help and she said, "oh yes, please." Its soo easy for us to be in such a hurry and not see or pay attention to those around us who could really use our help. I will try next time I'm grocery shopping to be better tuned into those around me who could use a helping hand. Brett, Asa and Micayla handed out water bottles on Saturday afternoon. Micayla along with Grandma Laura, Aunt Tabitha, Cousins Noah and Caydance played Bingo with the clients at a local area Nursing Home. Below are some pics I snapped through the weekend...its not all of them, but it will give you a good idea of the fun we had. I am so blessed to be a part of a community who can sit aside differences and serve the Lord together! Thanks to everyone who was a part of CORE. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
PS: The beautiful rainbow was such a great end to a blessed weekend!
(Please feel free to leave comments about your CORE experience, maybe how you served or were served)
I encourage all churches to jump aboard next year for another great weekend of serving together, just imagine what we could do all together!
Pappy entertains Eli with his false teeth and Eli thinks its the coolest thing ever!
Vickie plays Bingo!
Leaving to hand out Bottled Water!
Chattin with the Windshield washers...Eli is watching someone wash our windshield!
My Mom (Laura Clapp) helping others play Bingo!