Our church loves to do Community Outreach! We have several projects that we participate in during the year. Our Community Outreach program is called CBSDAC (Council Bluffs SDA Church) which is on our T-shirts! Keep an eye out for the T-shirts in the community!
We are doing at least one community project each quarter of the year, sometimes more, as a way of "Paying it Forward" to our community. At this time we are working on collecting funds to show how much we appreciate the schools in our community! Starting now until December 12th everyone can make a donation to go towards this project! Depending on how much we are able to collect we will take possibly donuts, gift baskets, or something such as this to the school the week of December 13th for all the staff to show our appreciation to those who are working so hard to make sure students are getting the education they need while staying safe.
We are open to ideas for various projects we can do each quarter. If you have an idea please let us know! We have already done a few projects this year and are anxious to do as many as we can as often as we can! We love our community and want to show our support and love to everyone!
Look below for all the projects we have so far this year!
We did a Food drive starting in August to benefit the Community of Christ Food Pantry. It was a short food drive but we were able to collect a lot of cans of vegetables, pasta, macaroni and cheese, rice, Pop Tarts, as well as many other things the pantry said they were in need of! There was even a bag full of what looked like almost brand new shoes! It was a variety of shoes and the bag was found just sitting in a parking lot! What better thing to do than to give it to an organization that could make sure people who need them could get them! We will have to do another food drive some time. We try to do something quarterly to benefit community organization. We love helping our community! Check out the pictures!
We have adopted a street that we will now be responsible for cleaning twice a year, although we like to do it more often! You will notice some of the pictures are of a recent clean up we did of East Manawa Drive on August 30, 2020. We have been told we cleaned up 80lbs of trash! It was a great time of fellowship and laughter, with many testimonies to share. We had several people curious to find out who we were and acknowledge what we were doing. There was even a man who passed by, that later came back with a dozen doughnuts to share. We are truly grateful that we can help support and make some impact in our community. We find joy in doing God's work! Please check out the pictures on the side. We will be doing another street clean up October 25th, weather permitting.
We mailed pictures that the children did earlier this year to a nursing home in our community to try and brighten the residents day since we could not visit due to Covid-19.