CURRENT EVENT




CURRENT EVENT


Our philosophy toward serving is to get into the Current with opportunities to serve our church, city, and world.


WHEN IS IT?

Our Spring 2018 Current Event is coming up soon…April 21st! Over 75 H2O people showed up for our past Current Events as we’ve made a difference in our community!  Join us for our next Current Event!

WHAT IS IT?

Twice a year, we gather as a church community to help show Christ’s love by venturing out into our city to serve and provide aid to local communities.

Check out THIS VIDEO to get a better feel for how it works!

We’ve selected four organizations that are doing GREAT things in Orlando every day, details are below.

SIGNING UP

Signing up is EASY. SIGN UP BELOW!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4eafa629a2f58-current

HOW DOES IT WORK?

On our Current Event days we meet on a Saturday morning at Langford Park at 8AM to get into our groups, and pray before we head out. We will head off in groups at 8:30AM to the specific organizations, begin serving by 9AM, and wrap up around 11:30AM.

Please let us know if you are going to need childcare.


WHAT ORGANIZATIONS ARE WE SERVING AT?

IMPOWER – Winter Springs

IMPOWER provides a variety of services and programs such as counseling, mental health treatment, adoption and foster care programs. The core of each is a focus on what the individual, the family and the community needs. They also have transitional homes to provide a low cost housing option for youth aging out of the foster care system to support educational and employment goals, while providing independent living skills and supportive services. The goal is to provide a safe living environment and comprehensive model of supports for young men and women in Central FL, ages 18 to 23, that will increase the probability of success as they transition into adulthood. Services include educational support and employment readiness training, character building through volunteering, community development and supportive services. Partnerships with community agencies allow the residents access to legal services, substance abuse and prevention programs, mental health services, job skills training, career counseling and vocational assessments.

The activities will include sorting and organizing donations, yard work, and painting. All volunteers must be 18 years or older.

Quest – Orlando

Quest is an incorporation that supports Central Floridians with developmental disabilities by offering choices and opportunities to live, learn, work and play. Their mission is to build communities where people with disabilities can achieve their goals. Quest provides behavioral therapy and programming to people with disabilities, helping them to achieve their dreams of going to school, having a job, living on their own and experiencing summer camp. We served at Quest during a previous Current Event and had such a great experience that we were asked to come back! 

We will serve Quest this time by helping to set up their summer camp and do some outdoor work.

One Heart for Women and Children – Orlando

One Heart for Women and Children's mission is to provide the necessary resources for families as they transition through and overcome varying hardships of daily living in the Central Florida region and abroad. They provide clothes, food, school supplies, personal hygiene items, and household items. They also offer a full spectrum education and prevention services to families including life skills and parenting classes, youth education, and outreach drug and alcohol prevention. Abroad, One Heart delivers many of these services to Haiti, Costa Rica and Africa. They also coordinate special projects that link local businesses to help others from construction and home renovations, to planting sustainable gardens. They connect a community that cares, create hope, and foster opportunity to those in need. 
We will be working in One Heart's thrift store, sorting donations and possibly packing food. Children are welcome.

SERVICE TIMES

Sundays at 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.


WHERE WE MEET

@ The Abbey
100 S. Lake Eola Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801

GET DIRECTIONS

WHERE DO I PARK?

In the open lot adjacent to Church Street & Pine Street

WHAT DO I WEAR?

Clothes. That’s about it. Some might look good. Some of us not so much:-) Just be yourself.