LOCAL is our Community Outreach ministry, established in 2017, with the purpose of helping the congregation find ways to grow relationships within our community and congregation. This is achieved by targeting and promoting volunteer opportunities within our community.
We have been involved in many activities and projects this year which include:
- Assisting the Montessori school with enlarging their play area
- Assisting with the summer lunch program for two weeks in coordination with Spin Café and the Oak Harbor School District
- Participating in the Mock Interview Program at Oak Harbor High School
- Assisting with distribution of Thanksgiving baskets
- Conducting a “Cookie Walk” to invite neighbors to visit our church and providing information about Vacation Bible School
- Working in coordination with our Missions Team at the BBQ & Hoedown for Eagle Wings, a group that works with adults with disabilities.
- Distributing Angel Tree gifts
- Driving patients to doctor appointments
LOCAL endeavors to find projects where groups or individuals in need of our assistance can be helped. We encourage people to suggest ways to meet these goals so that we may continue to nurture and grow relationships within our community and congregation. An exact number is not possible but approximately 50 members of our congregation have been involved in one or more of these activities.
We encourage people to suggest ways that we can continue to grow our relationships within the community by contacting members of the committee with their ideas. This ministry is open to all suggestions and would gladly embrace new members to the committee.