The Outreach / Witness Committee does not meet between May and September, but several projects continue throughout the summer months. The Vacation Bible School which it sponsored was held the week of June 24th with the theme of "Rolling River Rampage". The church was beautifully transformed into a river setting complete with dock and rafts under the leadership of Joyce George. Theresa Vokey directed the busy VBS and was very ably assisted by approximately 30 church volunteers. Several former youth group members also assisted. Although everyone had hoped that more than seventeen children could have participated, everyone involved felt both the children and the volunteers were blessed by the experience. Reports are that wonderful refreshments were enjoyed by all.
The Connections luncheons continued throughout the summer for the homeless. More volunteers are
always welcomed. The CASA project continues to be actively supported by our church members' donations of household items for women who are leaving the shelter to establish their new homes. We have been preparing boxes of items for a mother and her 8 children who will be leaving soon. The appreciation that every woman expresses cannot be exaggerated. Thanks to everyone who has participated in this mission.
At our September meeting , Elaine Williams announced that Citrus Blessings has resumed for needy school children. Volunteers and donations of food are always welcomed. The committee is planning a concert at the church in December by The Citrus Strings. A church service involving Compassion is being planned for October. We always welcome new members or new ideas for service.