Each year at Lakeshore we embark on a campaign known as Making Waves, to help us as a church to partner with different organizations and missionaries, both locally and globally to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We have always believed that Making Waves is made up of 3 components.
PRAYER GIVING SERVING
Over the years, we have been strong in praying and giving and now we want to be a strong force serving our community and our world. In 2017 we are providing opportunities for you and your family to be a part of a Monthly Serve Initiative to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
This month Lakeshore is coming along side Mission Share Outreach Center to collect and provide low salt and gluten free foods for those in our local community who have a need.
Every Sunday in the month of January we'll be collecting Low Salt and Gluten Free donations in the atrium. They following items are suggestions that there is currently a high need for:
Low Salt Donation Suggestions:
- Canned Foods – labeled low salt or no salt
- Cereals – Hot or Cold
- Canned Fish or Poultry- drained packed in water or oil
- Low sodium Peanut Butter
- Low Salt Vegetable Juice
- Instant Potatoes
- Dried Fruits
- Low salt Soup – canned or dehydrated
- Low salt Rice
- Low salt Pasta
- Low sodium Crackers
- Low sodium Bread
Gluten Free Donation Suggestions:
- Check stores gluten free section
- Gluten Free Canned Goods
- Gluten Free Boxed Foods (cereals, noodles, mixes etc..)
- Gluten Free Breads
- Gluten Free Canned Juices
Items They Do Not Need and are Not Accepting:
- Frozen Foods
- Refrigerated Foods
- Fresh Fruit or vegetables
Please help us stock Mission Shares shelves so that they can help even more people in need.
For more information or if you are interested in helping out: Call Ken or Sandy Oemcke at 585-672-1481 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
August was a busy month with our friends at WestRidge:
HELPING THE TEACHERS GET READY FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR
Several volunteers from Lakeshore rolled up their sleeves and helped the teachers get thier rooms ready for the new School year!
Donated 60 pair of brand new Sneakers
Working wiht MVP Health Care and Fleet Feet, we were able to donate 60 pairs of brand new sneakers to the school.
We provided Welcome Back Snack Packs for every student at the scholl - over 350!!
On August 20th (both services), the Lakeshore Kids partnered with World Vision Kits to assemble 250 Promise Packs for shipment around the world. All Promise Packs will begoing to children in Africa.
Here is what the kids accomplished:Adults involved 40
The Need: Around the world, millions of children are unable to attend school simply because their families are unable to obtain or afford basic school supplies. The lack of access to the most basic hygiene supplies, and the risk of insect-borne illnesses like malaria can rob children of their health, happiness, and hope. Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria. The insect repellant blanket included in each Promise Pack prevents the spread of the deadly disease.
Showing the Town of Greece the love of God through service. Reaching out to those that serve our community everyday.We took a week in July (LoveWeek) and rounded up over 220 volunteers, serving 16 differnt projects throught the town of Greece. This equated to nearly 1,500 man hours of service.
Some of the orginizations we supported:
Greece Police, Volunteer Ambulance, Fire Department, Greece Little League, Town Parks, Crimson Ridge, Villa of Hope, and others.
June 20 Snack Pack- 6:30-7:30 Lakeshore Atrium 20 volunteers needed to put snacks in lunch bags
June 21 Field Day – Entire School day or selected time slots
20+ volunteers needed to host games, face painting, and various skill challenges. Volunteers can stipulate the time slot they are available or volunteer for the whole day. Volunteer applications MUST be filled out and approved to participate in this activity if you have not already been approved. Contact Connie Tyson email@example.com 746-0635 for forms. This process takes a few days so please prepare ahead of time.
June 22 Help Teachers Pack Classrooms – Selected time slots
10+ volunteers to help teachers pack up their classrooms to prepare for remodeling that will be taking place over the summer.
Contact Connie Tyson firstname.lastname@example.org 746-0635 if you're interested.
Thank you to all the volunteers who supported our efforts. Here is the final summary of how we came along side Embracing Options as part of the May Serve Initiative.
1) Roughly 120 people helped fill Baby Bottles collecting $2,250 - YES, we filled the big bottle!!! Actually overfilled it!!! Note: this is about 7 times what we sent to Embracing Options last year!!
2) Roughly 20 people helped collect supplies: Diapers, formula, strollers, wipes, lotion, rocking chair and other baby supplies.
In March, Lakeshore Community Church made a difference in our community and globally by hosting our annual Hunger For Hope event March 24-25.
Over $3,000 raised to be donated to Spark of Hope
200 food items collected & donated to the Hilton Cadet Cupboard
47 participating students (grade 6 through 12)
25 adults volunteers
Thank you to those who donated money, food, and their time.
1200 books were donated.
370 snack bags were distributed for Winter Break.
Thank you to those who donated food items, books, and volunteered their time.
In January Lakeshore made a difference in our community by partnering with Mission Share Outreach Center to collect and provide low salt and gluten free foods.
33 volunteers labeled and delivered
438 items which totaled
400 pounds of low salt and gluten free food.
Thank you to those who donated food items, labeled packages, and delivered the food to Mission Share.