Local churches launch community service initiative



Four churches in the Peoria area are banning together to do some major community service Saturday.


Local churches launch community service initiative

Four churches in the Peoria area are banning together to do some major community service Saturday.

Northwoods Community Church, Riverside Community Church, St. Paul Baptist Church and Richwoods Christian Church have been working together since last year doing community service and preaching to the other congregations.

“This year we called it, the church united is ‘Unstoppable.’ That theme united and unstoppable merged because they decided we’re going to do a service project to make a difference in the community,” Kirt Manual, communications director for Northwoods Community Church, said.

The Unstoppable community service project will be working all day Saturday with eight different projects.

The community service opportunities include:

• Adopt-a-Block-n-More, which will clean up Sheridan Road from Main Street to McClure Avenue, as well as landscaping at Manual High School.

• Fill ‘Em Up, which collects and distributes good, cleaning supplies and personal care items.

• Not-4-Sale sale is a no cost back-to-school “sale” in the Richwoods High School parking lot.

• Fishing 4 Friends will take 50 senior citizens to a fishing derby at Hooked on Fishing. Food baskets will be supplied to those participating and other senior citizens in centers and private homes.

• Meet, Eat, and Be Merry will provide a family picnic for the Sidewalk Sunday School at Logan Park.

• Building the Church will remodel Sovereign Grace Church.

• Ready to Go provides school supplies and uniforms for hundreds of children.

• Lift It Up has prayer teams at each event, which will be available for ministry and intercession.

“It’s about breaking down barriers and meeting needs and letting people know that someone cares about them. We want them to know that cool stuff is happening and we don’t care if they know who’s doing it, that’s not what matters,” Manual said.

“This is generating good news for someone to read instead of the record homicides and whatever else.”

Visit the website, www.onechurchpeoria.org, for times of the events.