Summer Service Opportunities

I am once again looking forward to this summer’s service opportunities for our young people in The Point Youth Ministry. As in the past, many of our youth will participate in the Chambersburg Project. The Project allows young people the opportunity to do home repair projects for the needy community of Franklin County. This is a very worth while endeavor that touches many lives each year.

For our Sr. High students, we’ll be serving for a week @ The Joy of Living Camp in Brinkhaven, OH. 

Joy of Living is an interdenominational Christian camp that purposes to use God’s word and His creation to introduce an unbelieving world to Jesus Christ, and to provide believers with opportunities for growth and renewal. During their summer camping ministry, Joy of Living ministers to urban children from the Cleveland area.

Our young people will stay in tents during the week, each day completing work projects around the camp and each evening assisting with games and activities with the campers. There may be opportunities for our older students to serve as assistant counselors during the week. At the end of the week we may visit Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH. Considered one of the best roller coaster parks in America!

As a youth ministry we have always tried to provide financial aid for those wanting to participate in these service opportunities. That is still true. This year we are asking that students wanting to receive financial aid also participate in our Monthly Missions. I’ve asked that for the remainder of this year, each student must participate in 3 of the remaining 6 Monthly Missions, including our annual Pancake Breakfast on March 3rd, to be eligible for financial aid.

Each month we offer different service opportunities. Last Friday we hosted CROSS Ministries for a Coffee House. Developmentally Handicapped adults spend a couple hours with us in the Youth Ministry Center, playing games, coloring, playing Bingo, singing, snacking, and enjoying each other’s company. It brought all of us joy to be able to share joy with them.

The amount of financial aid available is dependent upon funds raised at the Breakfast, divided by the amount of students eligible. Each student is required to submit a deposit for our summer missions and then pay the difference of the balance remaining, minus financial aid available. SO, please invite, invite, invite your friends and family to our Pancake Breakfast!! 

We may propose some other fund raiser to help our efforts. Should that decision be made I will notify you promptly. If you have fundraising ideas, or are willing to be my fundraising point person, please contact me.

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this topic, or any other.

About Gene Reineman

Gene has been on staff @ CFCOG since 2006. He & his wife, Joey, have two children, Josette & Gabriel. Gene enjoys watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Phillies, & UNC Basketball. He also enjoys running, swimming, & playing golf. Gene’s approach to ministry, is in part, drawn from 1 Thessalonians 2:8, “We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.” – NLT

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