For families of high school seniors, this time of year can be especially hard because you are dealing with sending out one of your children to go to school or to begin the next step in their lives after high school. You are releasing your student into a whole new phase of life, and with this can come many unknowns.
I love Center for Champions because it’s simply about building relationships and living life alongside a child who might otherwise feel alone.
We will be working our way through the Gospel of Mark from January through Easter. As we go along, additional resources will be available on hfcinfo.com.
Our partnership with Downey is one that started with a project during last year's Church: Beyond the Walls, and we have continued interacting with the staff and students over the past year. As we are seeking to be involved regionally as a church, Harrisburg is one place we can make a difference.
People were told and shown that they matter. They matter to God, and they matter to us. As one participant pointed out, "This is church. This is the gospel."
Yes, it’s a stretch of faith and personal comfort each time. But through my Nepali neighbors, I have realized that taking Church beyond the walls, when we all come together and do good deeds and share the love and message of God, is ALL day, EVERY day of the year.
This is not a new topic but is one that is becoming highlighted and more perverse as we have new forums and avenues for it to occur. In looking at this topic, there are numerous resources available for you to have healthy and proactive conversations with your student about it, but also ways to better educate yourself and those in your sphere of influence.
As our Hershey Free folks serve in the community, they carry the gospel and light of Christ with them. LIFT allows us to celebrate that and to encourage our congregation and the organizations that they support. One recently awarded LIFT grant was requested by Nelda Wachtman for Susquehanna Service Dogs.