In the months following each Easter season, CVC always encourages it’s members to find ways to get involved in the community and to bring the light of Jesus outside the walls of the church and into the world. Some of the ways our members got involved this year included the following:
- Pack Shack was hosted in the Family Life Center on Sunday, April 23rd. We took the great opportunity to “Be Neighborly” and packed 11,000+ meals in about an hour, all of which will benefitted Central Arkansas through Helping Hands, Oak Forest Methodist’s food bank, and River City Ministry. If you’d like to get involved with this work, contact our office.
- On Saturday, April 29th, we hosted Night Owls, an evening to let parents of children with special needs and their typically developing siblings have a night out. We watched the kids 1:1 with trained medical staff including physicians, physical therapists, nurses, and speech therapists and have appropriate activities depending on the needs of the child. The parents used the time to have a date, work on a project, or even take a nap! If you are interested in participating in future Night Owls events, please click here.
- On Saturday May 6 at War Memorial Stadium, The CALL is joined other helping agencies for the Walk for the Waiting, which raises awareness on the shortage of foster and adoptive families in Arkansas. It was a 5k run (7:45a.m.) and 1 mile family walk (9:15a.m.). CVC’s team raised money and walked in this event.
- Through CVCKids, meals were served at Ronald McDonald House on May 18th and at Our House on May 19th. These were opportunities where the goal was to teach our children to serve. These were wonderful opportunities, and CVCKids has already made plans to return in July to RMH.
- On Sunday, May 20th, we closed Inside Out with CVC in Action. During this day, our children packed care packages for children in foster care, thank you jars for Little Rock firefighters and police officers, colored cards for children at ACH, and packed blessing bags for homeless or those in need. The children then led our worship service that day with songs and scripture they had learned and by leading prayers. It was a wonderful day to by encouraged by our children and to witness all they can do to serve their community and church when allowed to do so.