Grove Workdays for Good Works Update
Our next 2 Grove workdays for Good Works are September 9th and October 14th.
We’d love to have you join us as we continue our mission to Repair Homes and Restore Hope and Make Our Neighbors’ Homes Warmer, Safer and Dryer. Come experience the deep satisfaction of helping deserving low-income homeowners who live with health and safety hazards because they can’t afford much-needed repairs to their homes. Heed the call in Ephesians 2:10:
We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
If you’d like to just stop by our work site and see what we’re doing, please do so. We’d love to see you. Just contact Betty at email@example.com to find out where we’ll be working.
In July and August, we continued to work at Michelle’s house. We added support underneath and completely rebuilt the floor in the bump-out addition. We finished installing insulation and subflooring in the living room, added railing for the steps to the front door and did some plumbing repairs. In August, we replaced skirting on the back of the mobile home, added flashing for the roof of the addition and began applying waterproof sealer to the front deck. We’re making steady progress on this home but there’s still a lot more work to do
. Next month, we’ll be working on drywall in the living room. For those who’ve never done spackling and taping, this will be your chance. Weather permitting, we’ll work outside and finish seal coating the deck and repairing the remaining skirting. There’s something for everyone. No special skills required.
If you’d like to volunteer:
Each month, on the second Saturday, Grove Church sends a team of volunteers out to work on our assigned house. We’re always delighted to welcome new volunteers. The work is interesting and fun and it’s incredibly satisfying to see the happiness and gratitude of homeowners as the work progresses. Don’t worry if you think you lack required skills. We all learn as we go with coaching from our tech leader and our more experienced volunteers. We encourage you to come out and try it. Senior high youth and adults are welcome. To volunteer, contact Betty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Grove Workdays for Good Works Ministry is supported and sponsored by Grove’s Church & Society Committee.
Where do we meet on workdays?
Volunteers meet at the Good Works shed in Coatesville by 8:15 on the workday. The shed is located at 82 Pearl Aly, Coatesville, 19320. If your GPS doesn’t recognize that address, your option is to input the address for the Coatesville Mennonite Church at 625 Walnut Street, Coatesville, 19320. Either way, park in the parking lot behind the church or on Walnut Street and walk down the alley to the Good Works shed.
:• From Route 30 By-pass, take Coatesville – Route 82 South Exit
• Follow Route 82 South for 1 mile.• Turn LEFT onto Lincoln Hwy/Business Rt. 30
• Turn RIGHT onto S. Sixth Ave
• Turn LEFT onto Walnut St.
• Turn LEFT into the first alley. Park in the Church Parking Lot on your right.
What should you do when you arrive?
Check in with the greeter. First-timers should fill out a release of liability form and pick up a “Tee for two” coupon that entitles you to a free Good Works t-shirt the second time you volunteer. Meet up with the other Grove volunteers as we gather to start the workday.
After a brief orientation, we hop into our cars and drive to our current work site. Once there we briefly discuss the work planned for the day and get everyone set with an assignment. We gather together with our homeowner to pray and then we get to work. Our Lunch Coordinator arrives with our meal around noon and we take time to pray and share the meal with our homeowner’s family. The workday typically ends about 4 PM.