Monday, March 14, 2016

What's up?

Do you wonder what we do for work now?  

Sorry for the blogging delay....internet friends.  I just checked our metrics and it says that we still have hundreds of unique visits every day -- undoubtedly people googling information on rockclimbing destinations and trip reports -- our virtual living room is full of those.  

But back to basics - what are we up to?  

We have planted a church in a neighborhood called the Jackson Neighborhood in Fresno, California.  We are a church that is starting a non-profit to meet specialized needs in our neighborhood with specific care and a small business to employ neighbors with barriers to employment.  

Here is a list of 9 things we are doing alongside neighbors nearly every day in our neighborhood.  There are actually 21 things happening weekly....but I don't want to bore you:

1.  Saturday Sports- 2 Saturdays a month we play sports at Jackson elementary with the children of our neighborhood, give a short message about Jesus and meet our neighbors.   
2.  Good News Club- Every Thursday from 2:45-3:45 we meet in a Jackson elementary school classroom to share with children that Jesus loves them.  So far 20 children have said "yes" to Jesus at Good News Club.
3.  Care Fresno- A group of young adults are intentionally living in the Jackson neighborhood to meet neighbors, lead tutoring clubs and live out the Gospel with neighbors.
4.  Volunteering at Jackson Elementary- Each week we help students with homework, volunteer our time to help teachers and serve our neighborhood elementary school.
5.  Volunteering at Roosevelt High School- Each week we are present on the local high school campus as coaches and during the lunch hour to develop relationships with the students.
6.  Neighborhood Care- There is a group of neighbors rallying together to beautify our neighborhood by painting the light posts down each street.
7.  Holmes Park- Weekly we are playing basketball with young adults at our local playground, Holmes Park.
8.  Christian Club- Every Thursday during lunch we lead a Christian club at Roosevelt High School to tell high school students about Jesus.
9.  Sunday Service- Our weekly services are going well and we would love to invite you to join us this Sunday at 4pm as we gather together to worship Jesus, learn from His Word and get to know our neighbors.

If you're in the area...come join us sometime!

....and pretty soon...the blog will be back to normal with regular updates! 

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