Hands On Committee
Sharing God’s Love
Caring for Others
Serving the Community
The purpose of Hands On is seeing the needs of the community, reaching out beyond ourselves and responding with grace, while having fun and fellowship. We strive to always be respectful of those we serve and honor their experiences. We do all this by praying for God’s guidance and listening to his call.
Project Criteria and Goals of Committee
- Keep it simple
- Allow for one-time activities that don’t require a major time or organizing commitment
- Collect specific items that people can buy or donate money for a specific purpose
- Fellowship while work
We volunteer at the North Helpline Food Bank in located in Lake City at McDermott Place, 12736 33rd Avenue NE Lake City on a quarterly basis on Saturdays. Generally we meet at the church at 8:30 a.m. and return about 12:30 p.m. Participation is open to anyone whenever they are available to join us.
Compass Center Dinners
Quarterly we make dinner for the Compass Center, a transitional housing facility located across from Costco in Shoreline. People can contribute food, money, help cook and serve. Each time we serve about 25 Veterans who really appreciate our cooking. Helki, our own therapy dog, comes to visit with our guests too.
Reading with Helki
Helki, our own therapy dog under the leadership of Lorrie Pruitt, helps listen to children reading at the Cedar Valley Community School once a week during the school year along with some able assistants from the congregation.
At various times throughout the year we participate in other Hands On Outreach projects. We have collected school supplies for Cedar Valley Community School, socks for Operation Nightwatch, supporting the collection of items for Mission to Seafarers, helped prepare a classroom for back to school, adopted a resident from the Compass Center who is transitioning to independent living.
The Hands On Committee meetings are held about every other month at the home of Barbara Lagozzino, We have a time of fellowship and Bible reflection as well as planning future activities. These meetings are open to anyone and we welcome your input for possible projects.