Posted on 30 May 2014.
Members of a Beyond the Walls team worked on trimming shrubbery at the Post last year. Post photo by J. Reed.
By Judy Reed
Three area churches will join together to take their service beyond the walls this Sunday and reach out into the community.
Both The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant, and Solon Center Wesleyan, located at 19 Mile and Algoma, have done separate events in the past, and decided this year to join forces. Hillcrest Community, located on 18 Mile in Nelson Township, is also joining the event. Not only will all three churches do projects on the same day but they will be on the same teams.
“We just thought it would be good for the churches to do one day together—meet others, work together and make an impact on the community,” explained Cherri’ Kerr, local missions pastor at The Springs Church.
Projects the teams plan to work on include visiting patients at Metron; roadside cleanup; city sign maintenance; planting flowers; greeting customers at the Wesco gas stations in Cedar Springs and Sand Lake; working at Alpha Family Center; visiting three Hope Network homes; building a sandbox for a family; handing out freezer pops to people; and more.
Leaders will meet at The Springs Church at 9 a.m. Sunday to get to know each other and what is expected, and then will head to Morley Park at 10:30 a.m., where all three congregations will do a short worship time together and divide up into their teams. They will then go out into the community to complete their projects, and return afterward to the park for a free lunch.
Kerr said that anyone from the community who would like to help should come to Morley Park at 10:30 a.m. and they can join a team. “Everyone is welcome,” she said. Anyone coming may want to bring lawn chairs, or a blanket, and sunscreen.
“I’m so excited we’ve been able to pull this together,” remarked Kerr. “I’m looking forward to it.”
The event will be held rain or shine. If it is dangerous—if there is severe weather—it will be canceled. In the event of rain, the lunch will be held at The Springs Church. For more info email Kerr at firstname.lastname@example.org.