There are some upcoming EA Partnership ministry opportunities at Parc 1000. We’re excited about these opportunities and hope you will be part in some way as we work together to be intentionally and incarnationally involved with the nations in our own backyard.
UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:
ESL, or English as a Second Language, is a huge open door. One of the overwhelming things expressed when we did the survey was the desire for help with learning/mastering English. In many cases, it is the kids doing most the communicating because the adults are not yet comfortable with English. One of the ways that the EA team is finding to be incredibly effective is 1-on-1 English as opposed to classes. Many refugees desire an American friend, and meeting with folks in their homes to teach them English means we also gain insight into others areas of ministry and relationship. Training in ESL will be offered at Parc 1000 on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 2:30-5pm. If you’re interested, please let us know for more details.
A Work Day at Parc 1000 is on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10am. Meet at Apt. 38E. There are many “working-with-your-hands” things that can be done in and around both our apartment (38E) and the apartment that has been given for afterschool ministry. In addition, there may be other maintenance things that can be done for residents or the complex. If you are interested in being part of a Work Day, please let us know.
We will be facilitating a Christmas Party for refuge families on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Parc 1000. Time is not yet determined. The Party will involve games, activities, a Christmas program, music, and more. It will be an opportunity to not only introduce refugees to Christmas in America and share the true meaning of Christmas, but also to build relationships with residents. Details are being worked out, but there are 2 ways you can be involved. One will be to participate (families encouraged to do so together) on the day of. The other is to contribute items for Christmas Gift Bags. We are going to provide a Christmas Gift Bag (a simple and practical drawstring bag instead of a shoebox) to each child who comes to the party and registers instead of doing shoeboxes with Operation Christmas Child this year. We are asking each family to provide items from the following list in bulk. Bags will be purchased in bulk via our EA Ministry Fund so they are all the same size. We are looking for the following new items (starred items are highly desired):
*Stuffed toy animals
*Deflated Soccer ball with manual pump
*Winter cap and scarf
*Hair bows and barrettes
Water color sets
Kickball with manual pump
Dress up crown/shoes
Washable nail polish
Small action figures
Toothbrush and paste
You can start bringing items immediately. There is a collection station set up outside the sanctuary near the Prayer Room. As more details are worked out, we will let you know.
An organizing meeting for the Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9-11am in the FACT Fellowship Hall. If you are planning on being part of the party, please make every effort to be part of this meeting.
If you would like to be part of one (or more) of these opportunities, click here and let us know via the form.
ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:
There are also ongoing opportunities you can be part of:
Prayer Walking at Parc 1000 on Tuesdays
Praying for Parc 1000 residents and ministry in general
Giving to the FACT Envision Atlanta Ministry Fund that goes to fund the apartment and ministry initiatives. This is a special fund that is not part of the regular General Fund Budget at this time. Above and beyond special gifts can be given online or vision cash/checked marked Envision Atlanta.
Helping with the monthly Mobile Thrift Store on the 4th Saturday of each month.
ESL Ministry individually or with a group.
More opportunities will be developed in the months to come.
Thank you for being part of ministry together at Parc 1000 with Envision Atlanta. May the Lord bless these efforts and open doors of ministry as we are faithful in reaching our “Samaria.”