Urban Vision will be taking 54 students into their preschool class this year! This class helps prepare kids who may normally struggle in kindergarten the chance to gain a head start in school. This class is the only one in this neighborhood that serves families on a fixed income. They need help Monday-Thursday in the afternoon and Friday in the morning and afternoon. Do you have have 2 hours one day a week to help serve with the preschool class? If you can help fill this need, email Regina Lewis at regina@urbanvisionministries.org.

 

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We are committed to serving alongside our city partners. One of the ways we do this is to help with the purchase of school supplies to help the students have a great start to the school year! We have ONE week left to purchase these supplies and bring them back! If you don’t have time to shop, that’s okay. We have a donation form for you to contribute and we do the shopping for you. All you need is to go to bath.graceohio.org/back-to-school for all the details.

 

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Kenmore and Garfield High Schools are merging this year and First Glance is anticipating 300 new students will be taking part in their programming this fall! This means they are looking for about 40 new volunteers to help with after school tutoring, teen moms, rec night, meals and more! If you have been looking for a place to serve please check out First Glance! They are doing amazing work in Kenmore pouring into the lives of the teens in that community. You can email Jessica Swiger at First Glance to talk about where you can start. Her email is jessica@firstglance.org

 

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Give It Away has added a new GO Team trip to the calendar for 2017! We will be taking a team of people to Mazatlan, Mexico to help our missionary partners, John and Rachel Reaser, continue the work on the housing complex that is being built for teams. The trip will be November 11-18, 2017 and we are in need of carpentars, electricans, and painters. The team would be working on putting bunk beds together, putting in cabinets, fan and light fixtures, and painting and sealing. If you could help the Reasers accomplish this work now so that the house is ready for teams next summer that would be awesome! You can email Sarah Yajko at syajko@graceohio.org if you are interested in this trip! The team will start meeting in the next month!

 

Summer Weekly Serving Challenge: I was at Urban Hope in Philly two weeks ago and they taught us that we should be FISHing! I would encourage you to slow down your pace so that you can be FRIENDLY, INITIATE conversation with someone, ask about their STORY, and share your HOPE in Jesus. This may stretch you outside your comfort zone but it is so worth it to invest a little extra time into someone’s life.