HopeNWA – OCTOBER 1, 2016
One of Grace Point’s core values is to BE Christ to our own community. Many of our covenant members support and help facilitate a number of organizations and ministries in Northwest Arkansas. HopeNWA is a large one day outreach designed to rally our entire church family to serve in our community and support hundreds of lives through a number of activities. Our vision is for the Church to come alongside children of broken families in NWA to provide unwavering support of foster and adoptive families through our time, talents, and treasure.
On Saturday, October 1, we have the opportunity to support our local Foster parents and families. DHS (Department of Human Services) is providing training to foster parents through their annual conference here at GPC on that day. Our goal is to host and support foster families by investing in their children, providing meals, and encouraging entire families during the conference.
What we want to be very clear on, is that this is not “childcare”. We have members who have spent time evaluating some of the incredible aspects of our Adventure Point Daycamp, and have crafted an entire day of relational, fun activities that their children will enjoy and our GPC people will love helping with! We aren’t asking volunteers to keep children entertained. We are extending opportunities to our church and our community to be a blessing in the life of a child while their parents are receiving further training in order to Foster.
In addition to childcare and hospitality, we’ll be sending out teams of volunteers to homes we’ve identified to do some backyard projects that will create space for families to spend meaningful time together. That’s not all! We’ll also be showing our support and appreciation to our local law enforcement personnel. There are many opportunities to volunteer and serve those who are serving others everyday.
We are anticipating over 300 volunteers, and we pray you will mark your calendar and talk with your family about spending an exciting day serving with HopeNWA on October 1. Register by clicking the button!