Hi Parkside Family.
This Sunday, August 30th, Parkside Fellowship will join 5 other churches in our community for the 3rd Annual Good Neighbor Project.
I am excited to see that we already have 17 people signed up to serve at Beaverton High School (BHS). If you haven't yet signed-up, it's not too late! You can still join us by emailing me at email@example.com and letting me know how many from your family will be coming.
For those of you that are planning to join us at BHS, we will be meeting near the front entrance to the school at 9:30am. From there, we will walk over to the football stadium, where we will be repairing and painting benches and weeding. The day will conclude at noon with a prayer walk around the campus as we pray for the administration, teachers and students. Don't forget to wear a mask. I will have plenty of hand sanitizer and water.
Because we understand some of you may not feel comfortable gathering together in a group, Roger and I have developed some ideas on how you could still join us this Sunday for our Good Neighbor Project; but instead of driving to BHS, we encourage you to simply walk across the street and serve those in your immediate neighborhood. Some things you could do include: pick up trash, write an encouraging note to your neighbor, do a prayer walk around your neighborhood, drop off some baked goodies on someone's porch with a note of encouragement or simply get out a lawn chair, sit in your driveway and say "Hi" to people as they walk by. You might even ask if you can pray for them. The point is for you to share the love of Jesus through simple random acts of kindness.
To help you reach your neighborhood, Roger and I are offering to drop off encouragement cards to anyone who would like some. These cards could be used to write notes to your friends and neighbors, letting them know that you are thinking about and praying for them during this crazy season. If you would like us to drop off some cards to you, simply reply to this email with how many cards you might want and either Roger or myself will contact you and schedule a time to drop them off at your house.
For those who would like to do a prayerwalk around your neighborhood, Pastor Roger has put together some resources to help you pray for your neighborhood. If you are interested in receiving these resources, email Pastor Roger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even though this year's Good Neighbor Project may look a little different, our goal is still the same..."to love your neighbor as yourself".
Please consider joining us this Sunday, August 30th, as we seek to bring love and hope to our community.
Doug Boyd - Sr. Pastor