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Postby Ed Pettibone » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:12 am

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Re: Have you noted

Postby Neil Heath » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:30 am

Wish I could come to Charlotte this summer, but that's the only week our church could find for a summer mission trip, so I'll be involved in that effort instead. I've only been able to attend one National meeting (in Atlanta) since I retired. Wish it could be more. In fact, it's the only national meeting I've ever attended, since my days as a GBC employee would have been shortened by my attendance at any CBF event.

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Postby Ed Pettibone » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:20 pm

Neil Heath wrote:Wish I could come to Charlotte this summer, but that's the only week our church could find for a summer mission trip, so I'll be involved in that effort instead. I've only been able to attend one National meeting (in Atlanta) since I retired. Wish it could be more. In fact, it's the only national meeting I've ever attended, since my days as a GBC employee would have been shortened by my attendance at any CBF event.

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Ed: So Neil, did your church consider this opportunity:
Serve at Hyaets
Hyaets is a community building organization which branches out in several directions, including an urban ministry, an intentional Christian community and retreat experiences. At the core of Hyaets is an intentional Christian community that lives in a low-income, high-risk area of Charlotte, N.C., to minister with and learn from those that society would call “the least of these.” You can serve at Hyaets on Wednesday, June 23, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. There are a variety of different project options available based on giftedness of groups. Sign up to serve by June 9 by contacting Chris Boltin.


But now where are you going?
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Postby Neil Heath » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:17 pm

No, we didn't consider that option, Ed. We are returning to a location we have worked with before, Morningstar Child and Family Services in Brunswick, GA. Our church has several ongoing relationships with people/places we've already been. We try to rotate our summer projects on a 4-year cycle of local, in-state, in-US, and international sites.

This particular project is one we do with all ages from our church. Some of us will go for the entire week, doing construction on a building there. Others, including families with small children are invited to come down for a long weekend at the end of the week. During that time we find work that can be done by the various ages so that all can contribute. Even preschoolers can help pull weeds and spread pine straw. We also plan some free time for the weekend, so families can recreate together. It has become a mission trip and church-wide retreat rolled into one.

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Postby Ed Pettibone » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:28 pm

Neil Heath wrote:No, we didn't consider that option, Ed. We are returning to a location we have worked with before, Morningstar Child and Family Services in Brunswick, GA. Our church has several ongoing relationships with people/places we've already been. We try to rotate our summer projects on a 4-year cycle of local, in-state, in-US, and international sites.

This particular project is one we do with all ages from our church. Some of us will go for the entire week, doing construction on a building there. Others, including families with small children are invited to come down for a long weekend at the end of the week. During that time we find work that can be done by the various ages so that all can contribute. Even preschoolers can help pull weeds and spread pine straw. We also plan some free time for the weekend, so families can recreate together. It has become a mission trip and church-wide retreat rolled into one.

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Ed: I am sure the folk at Morningstar appreciate helping hands. We will be prying for y'all. As I reported some time ago Trudy and I will be joining a group from Oklahoma Baptist Fellowship and the Baptist Fellowship of the North East on a similar mission trip to a French speaking Baptist retreat center near Montreal, Canada, in August. Of course the Regional coordinators from the NE, Ken and Sandy Hale and the State Coordinator from Oklahoma, T. Thomas, made sure the dates did not conflict with the National CBF assembly in Charlotte. The spacing of the dates allows those of us doing both to recover from one before doing the other. :)
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