This month, R.E.A.L. Life Community Services welcomes two additions, Amy Pfautz, as our Administrative Assistant, and Chris Hibbert, as our first Social Worker. Both are very experienced and will help us move forward in the path the Lord has set before us.
Amy is the mother of 3 young sons and is due with her 4th child in January. She and her husband live in Ephrata and attend Ephrata Community Church. Amy has many years of experience administrating Harvestnet, which she will be able to sow into projects such as the R.E.A.L. website, and keeping us organized at the Lighthouse, in the campus ministry, and with our YouthMax and Momentum ministries. Please keep Amy in your prayers as she transitions into our ministry and helps us to help more people.
Chris Hibbert is the mother of two beautiful daughters, both who graduated from Cocalico schools and are now successful in their college careers. Chris and her husband, Bob, live in Stevens and attend DOVE Westgate Church. Prior to having her children, Chris worked with Children and Youth Services in Philadelphia and with the Community Action Project, connecting people in need with the services that met their needs. Chris is just the right person to help us help the Cocalico area and shine the Light of Jesus into the darkness that is trying to infiltrate our community.
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PO Box 22 Denver PA 17517
Many of you know I have a big heart for Denver, PA! So I took it quite personally when I heard that someone had robbed the Pharmacy downtown! The next day I stopped in to visit the pharmacy and let them know we are looking out for them and if they need anything to let me know. As I serve with the ministry, I've learned that everyone deserves a chance and it didn't change when I saw a man sitting next to the pharmacy steps putting a scarf or shirt over his face. I immediately scolded him for attempting to look like that robber the day before. He just shrugged his shoulders and grunted. I leave town for 20 minutes only to come back and find that this guy had attempted to rob the pharmacy again, and as it turns out it was the same guy who robbed it the day before! You can't make this stuff up! This time, they got 'em! Yes, it crossed my mind. I thought of taking a picture of the dude, but I didn't want to offend him and he wasn't "doing anything wrong at the time", and who would rob the same store! Lesson learned: As we continue to serve, let us not lose our common sense.
Let's Beat the Heat!!
Annual Car Show at Barry's Paint Shop Sat, Sept 10th, from 10am to 3pm
Where will you be September 10th?
I hope you answered Barry's Paint Shop's Fifth Annual Open House/ Car and Truck Show! The event will be held Saturday, September 10th from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be food and drink for purchase and free ice cream. Registration for the show begins at 9:30 am with the categories of Antique, Classic Car, Muscle Car, Classic Truck, Hot Rod, Sport Compact and 4X4 Class. Shop Tours will start every ½ hour, with airbag deployment demonstrations, a car rollover demonstration, and a bouncy house and barrel train rides for the children. All proceeds will benefit R.E.A.L. Life Community Services.
We still need muscles for building maintenance and upkeep, along with those willing to help with our upcoming REAL Icy Treats stand at the Denver Fair. There is also an ongoing need for mentoring through the Lighthouse youth nights. Starting in October, we need volunteers to help with our Power Packs food Pantry. If you have any interest in joining our cause to keep services offered and growing, please contact Sunny Redcay at firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate all offers.
Renovations In Store For The Lighthouse
As we start offering help to more members of the community, we need to utilize the space we have to it's fullest extent. While the Lighthouse does have an ADA compliant ramp for entry, there is no access to the bathrooms for anyone with physical challenges. So, in order to serve our neighbors to the best of our abilities, we are turning the space that was previously used as an office/storage closet at the back of the main meeting room into a unisex ADA compliant restroom. Architectural drawings have been approved and construction has begun! We still need to cover cost of materials, please consider helping us!
ANNUAL FUNDRAISING BANQUET
October 25, 2016
6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.) Denver Fire Hall, Denver, PA
Come on out for a fun evening of food, fellowship, and learning more about REAL Community Services!