Saturday, May 17, 2008

Check it out!

If you haven't seen it or read, then you need to check out this article from the Turlock Journal that came out.

It is definitely worth the read:

5/17/2008 9:34:00 AM Email this articlePrint this article
Photos contributed Over 700 members of New Life Christian Center hit the streets to serve members of the community on May 10. Projects included clearing debris (top), painting fences (above) and interacting with disabled adults.
Attitude of Love
Church members get out and serve

Staff Reporter

Showing love in the community was a big part of New Life Christian Center's first annual community service-wide project.

The "servolution" was inspired by a similar series of acts in January called the New Year's Revolution, with the idea of beginning the new year serving people outside of the center's four walls.

"The idea was not to promote our church and any agenda, but just to serve and love people in the community," said David Larson, pastor at New Life Christian Center.

Over 700 parishioners gathered early on the morning of May 10 to begin serving members of the community any way possible, moving some community members to tears.

"Our primary goal was to just let people know that they are worth while and we wanted just to show love," Larson said. "We good a lot of good feedback. We are still evaluating it, but it is something we will definitely do again."

Over 80 projects were tackled including renovating homes, installing new doors and windows, washing windows, caring for the elderly and picking up over 20 tons of debris with the hope to convey a message that God does care through the hands of people.

"We put in sprinkler system in yards, cleaned up yards, and had some people that took pets in, and had groups of students that went into group homes assisting and engaging with developmentally disabled adults," Larson said. "Turlock Scavenger Company was very wonderful to us in giving us bins and letting us dump debris."

According to Larson, the vast majority of people served were in Turlock, with the exception of one convalescent home in Ceres.

New Life Christian Center is located at 2918 W. Tuolumne Road.

To contact Roxana Samano, e-mail or call 634-9141 ext. 2041.

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