Our weekly Wednesday-evening, all-community fun nights continue tomorrow with Board Game night at the Wilsons’! Bring your favorite board games, card games, even yard games (I know those Hanke kids play a mean game of croquet)… Bring your friends, too! It’s going to be a great time.
While we’re having fun, we’ll also have the chance to help some kids in West Virginia as they start back to school in the fall. In August, a team of folks from Restoration are headed to Philippi, WV. We’ll be doing some home and church repairs, and we’ll also help at a back-to-school party for 200-300 middle and high school kids. On Wednesday night, we’ll collect backpacks and school supplies that we can give out at the party.
As I talk to people about what they value most about being part of the Restoration community, I often hear how much people appreciate feeling known, loved, and cared for. The school supply collection is one small, concrete thing we can do to share some of that experience of love and care with people who are outside the immediate Restoration community–but who are still part of God’s community.
The following school supplies would be especially helpful: pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, colored pencils, blue pens, highlighters, markers, posterboard, lined paper, graph paper, spiral notebooks, 3-ring binders, pocket folders, pocket dictionaries, thesauruses, calculators, staplers, staples, glue sticks, paper clips, scissors, organizers/planners, backpacks, hand sanitizer.
So bring your games and your glue sticks–it’s gonna be fun!
(If you can’t make it tomorrow night, we’ll have a collection box for donations at church for the next several Sundays.)