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Spring Work Day at Oak Terrace — Saturday, April 26

Mark your calendars for this clean up day at Oak Terrace on Saturday, April 26, from 8am to 4pm. There are actually a number of youth from the Twin Cities coming out to help that day, including park residents, and area volunteers. Our goal is to pick up garbage in the park, making it a "Litter-Bit-Better," as well as get started on building a small park, fix on a couple homes,

and more! The scope of our work will depend on the number of volunteers who let us know they are coming. We also need 4-6 more volunteers to help prepare and serve lunch. We may have 100 or more volunteers to serve that day - so your help is really needed! Let Jeff know if you can come help with this event - / 507.261.0720)

Fundraiser for the Kirk Family — Sunday, April 27

The Nederhoff's small group would like to do a bake sale/fundraiser/silent auction for the Kirk Family's adoption project (Judith is still in Columbia!). It has been a very long, costly process for them and we would like to help. The fundraiser will happen on Sunday, April 27th, before and after church. They would like to enlist the help of the whole congregation to provide items to sell (as well as purchase). They are looking for donations such as baked goods, craft-type things, services, gift cards, pre-made baskets, etc. Look for the sign-up sheet at church, over the next few Sundays! Send any questions/thoughts you might have to Karen (507-536-9796 or

National day of Prayer — Thursday, May 1st

Local churches and Christians are invited to join together and pray for our communities and nation at 7:00-8:15pm at Berean

Community Church (3157 Kenosha Drive NW, Rochester).

Camp Victory Work Weekend — Saturday, May 3rd

Located just 20 minutes north of Rochester off of Hwy 63, Camp Victory is a non-denominational Christian camp that reaches hundreds of kids from our area each year with the good news of Jesus. They have a long list of spring projects that they need help with. People will be working from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Learn more and sign up here

More Christian camp service opportunities- WCYC - May 3rd

Workday May 3rd - Come Friday night or Saturday. Enjoy work, food (lunch provided), and fellowship from 8 am—4 pm on Saturday. Contact: Leigh Campbell (272-3411 / Camp Website: Location: near Black River Falls, WI. The camp could also use certified lifeguards for a couple more sessions, as well as licensed (in Wisconsin) RNs for one session. Just let Leigh know if you are available and interested.

Work Day at Pine Haven Camp — May 8-10

We would like to take a van load up to Pine Haven Christian Assembly in Park Rapids, MN for their annual work day to get the camp ready for the summer youth camping programs. Work will include tearing down an old cabin, finishing a log cabin canteen, trimming trees, raking leaves, and anything else they need done. We will leave on Thursday, May 8 at 4:00 PM and return on Saturday, May 10 by 10:00 PM. Meals will be covered once we get up to camp. You will need to cover supper on Thursday & Saturday evenings as we travel. Contact Jeff or Aaron if you are interested in heading up north!

All Church Camp Out—May 23-26

Come join us for the first of the year camping trip for Bear Creek-ers. It is at the group site at Oxbow Park, near Byron. We have the group campsite reserved May 23-26th (Friday - Monday). Yes, it is Memorial day weekend but what better way to spend than camping out with friends?? Saturday night will be a potluck (all invited-you don't have to camp) and then some worship time lead by our very own Chad Fisher. There is plenty of room for tenters of all types. Please contact MaryAnne Ortiz if you are interested ( / 507-251-5035)