Ready! Set! Go!
Preschool Ministries began the summer with a family mission focus. Ready, Set, Go! gives families an opportunity to serve in simple ways during June, July and August. Our kickoff begins in early June with collecting non-perishable food items for the Clear Lake Food Pantry. Several boxes of canned goods were delivered later that month by our Kindergartners during our mission camp, KJOY. July 7 brought the perfect overcast summer day for Popsicles in the Parks. Families were encouraged to play at their favorite park and share popsicles and water with others who had come to play. “I liked meeting new people,” said Alexis Clark, age 4. “And, I had an orange popsicle at the park!” Later that evening, we joined together at UBC’s playground and enjoyed grilled hot dogs, chips and lemonade for dinner.
Lighthouse Christian Ministries was our service project on August 4. Families purchased specific items to make bags and help feed the homeless. Six families attended, sorting and organizing before placing each item in the bag. Children and parents also created cards with colorful pictures, sweet thoughts and prayers. “When UBC came last summer, we gave a bag to a homeless man who comes in often,” stated Tammy Eckart, LCM’s Operation Director. “The next time this man came in, he commented on the card in his bag. He was touched that a child had made that card for him, and his life is now turned around.”