Excitement is stirring within the Praise Team as we countdown to our first outreach-driven Renew event.  You may remember our first Renew event, which was in March of this year. We combined praise music with an ice cream social and had a blast bringing our church together in fellowship and worship. This event, however, is outreach-focused and intended to bring light and joy into our community, as well as give attention to an incredible local organization. 

The goal for this event is to stir the Church as a whole to reach out and love on our community together.  The Praise Team has joined with our Outreach Committee to host a Diaper and Wipe Drive for MyChoices, our local crisis pregnancy center!  It will be held on August 2nd from 5-8pm at the Port Angeles City Pier.  There will be live music by our Praise Team as well as other local church bands, games for children, a public participation worship mural, food, free Bibles, an area where people can receive prayer, and a MyChoices information table.

We are so thrilled because we not only have the opportunity to help out this awesome organization, but we also have the blessing to sing about Christ's love in a very public place! It is our hope to raise awareness and support for MyChoices and to reach the lost in our community with Christ’s love!

As you can guess, any event of this magnitude will require lots of hands and passionate hearts; over 50 volunteers are needed!  Some of those spots are filled already by wonderful people with different talents, but we still need a lot more volunteers! We would love to have your help moving and setting up equipment, with BBQ-ing/food prep, running children’s games, praying with people who come forward for prayer, or handing out Bibles!  One of our biggest needs, though, is for this event (preparation, set-up, performances, outreach and clean-up) to be completely covered in prayer! Hearts can be reached if our own are directed toward God’s will. Please contact the church office (360-457-3313) for more information about how you can be a part of making this event one that turns our community's eyes towards Christ!

This article originally appeared in the July 2014 edition of the FBC newsletter. Click here to view the rest of this newsletter.