Serving Ice Cream to Serve the Community (plus News Briefs)
Serving Ice Cream to Serve the Community (plus News Briefs)

By Chris Moon

Momentum Christian Church in Georgia has found that ice cream is a good way to reach the community. The church takes its ice cream truck into the community to serve various events and found it’s an easy way to meet and serve its neighbors.

“It is a fun way for us to serve our community,” the church’s website says. “It is a great way for children to participate in transforming our families as well.”

In March, for example, the ice cream truck was on site at a local Easter egg hunt that served special-needs children and their families. The church has also built relationships with the Parks and Recreation Department in their city and has taken the truck to summertime movies in the park. The church has also taken it to daycares, preschools, and other venues for free ice cream giveaways.

Momentum Christian Church has campuses is McDonough and Stockbridge, GA.

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NEWS BRIEFS

Eastpointe Christian Church in Blacklick, OH, is working to meet a need in its community by offering a weekly adult English class. Church volunteers provide English instruction so students can practice their English skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

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Ogilville Christian Church in Columbus, IN, is making a commitment to Operation Christmas Child by collecting individual items throughout the year. For example, in April and May, the church collected small toys for the shoeboxes, which will be filled at the end of the year.

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Vernal (UT) Christian Church has a thriving Outdoor Fellowship Ministry that promotes Christian fellowship through outdoor activities. The ministry hosts cookouts, campouts, ice-fishing excursions, and wild game dinners for everyone from casual outdoor enthusiasts to those who like to rough it in the backcountry.

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Members of Reunion Christian Church in Boston are drinking coffee for a cause. The church has partnered with Collide Coffee—a fair trade coffee company—and uses proceeds from coffee sales to feed children at GO Ministries’ nutrition clinics in the Dominican Republic. One bag of coffee sold can provide six meals for a child.

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Bismarck (IL) First Church of Christ will host both its annual homecoming and 50th anniversary celebration on Aug. 26. There will be special morning services with guest preacher Sam Draper, with a carry-in meal at noon, and an afternoon service at 1:30 featuring guest preacher Nate Babcock. Other participants that day will include Jason Carnley, Lyndall Probst, and host minister Jim Boudouris.

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Volunteers from Northside Christian Church, Warrensburg, MO, helped clean up downed trees and debris after strong storms ripped through Johnson County last week. NCC’s #ForTheBurg campaign seeks to change the stigma sometimes associated with churches and religion. “We want to . . . be known for what we are for, and we want to be for our community,” music minister Isaac Neal told the local newspaper.

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Parkview Christian Church (Orland Park, IL) launched a $2.5 million expansion of its Homer Glen (IL) Campus last week. The project will include additional space for children’s worship, more classrooms, bigger lobby space, and a coffee shop.

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