You read last week that we want you to know more about the ministries offered at the Friendship Baptist Center. Each of these ministries are intended to foster community as well as minister to a different part of the neighborhood. At the end of this highlight you will find a list of ways to help or contribute. Consider how you might be able to be a part of this community with us!
This week let’s think about Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at the Center.
After school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays children (grades K-6) are invited to come to the Friendship Baptist Center for homework help, fellowship time, Bible study, and supper. This is a rich time to get to know each other and invest in the lives of children.
Our adult and teen volunteers work one on one with children with their homework or with quality skill reinforcement exercises. Whether it is something they are doing for their teacher in the classroom or a math or reading skill they are improving on, each week the children at the Center are learning.
Working with children (especially year after year) is such a rewarding experience. Volunteers get to watch a child grow up before their eyes. They get to see children become young men and women who then can come back and help others to grow and become men and women as well. Isn’t that a good description of community? We are there for one another, and we get to pass the baton on. That is what the long-term volunteers at the Friendship Baptist Center get to be a part of.
How can you help?
Immediately – We need volunteers for homework help on Tuesdays. (Remember, this is elementary homework – you can do it!)
– Our annual Safe, not Scary Halloween Party is October 28. Could you (or individuals from your church) run one of the games? It’s fun… you get to laugh, encourage children, and give out prizes! What could be cooler?!
What’s next – In November we will be sending a letter out to our churches and supporters about our annual Christmas party. This is a great time to share the blessings that God has given you with a child (or their family) who regularly attends Kids Club. There are a variety of ways to help at Christmas, so don’t hesitate to contact the Friendship Center with your interest.
If you have any questions or would like to be a part of Kids Club in some way, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-244-1701.