“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and, Love your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27
In just a few weeks schools across the area will be starting up for the 2022-2023 school year. Since 2007, ECC has partnered with Miller Elementary School in various capacities. That means this will be our 16th year!!! Over the past few years, volunteering has taken on a different feel because of Covid precautions. Lafayette School Corporation is hoping to have volunteers back in full force this year. Our number of volunteers was down last year, but we are hoping that more people will feel safe to return this year. God has been faithful over the years, and we have been blessed by our participation in the school as we have sought to bless others!
Luke 10:27 says “Love your neighbor as yourself,” and our work at Miller is a wonderful way to live out that command. Have you considered being a part of our Community Outreach Team? Are you ready to do something different or outside of your normal activities? I invite you to start praying about joining us in the exciting ministry that God has allowed us to be a part of!
An immediate need is on August 8 from approximately 5:00 to 7:00 PM. We will partner with Bauer Community Center and the school to host a Back To School Carnival. It’s a great way to welcome the children and their families back to school and to help them get excited about the new school year. This year, the carnival is on a Monday so that it can be paired with the Meet The Teacher Night at the school. ECC hosts the dinner that evening and has multiple game areas that we are in charge of. Help is needed with the food portion and with manning the games. Please sign up here.
Beginning in September, there will be many ways that you can be a part of our outreach ministry. Opportunities are available to help in individual classrooms, the library, at lunch or recess, with afterschool tutoring, to be a mentor, or a MakerSpace helper. We will also be continuing our monthly family night meals at Miller and will need volunteers for food prep and serving. We will be giving more details about these areas at a later date.
We are so blessed by our participation at Miller Elementary School. It will be fun to see how God uses us this new school year. We hope you’ll be a part of blessing the wonderful staff and families He has allowed us to partner with. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at the church office at 474-4842 if you have any questions. I’d love to connect with you to talk about what might be the best fit for you.