H.O.P.E. – Helping Other People Everywhere

We’re getting ready to kick-off the second year of our service group.  Our daughter, Hannah, came up with a new name for the group – H.O.P.E. which stands for Helping Other People Everywhere.  The group is designed for adults and kids elementary school age and older, and the group gets together twice a month to serve other people in practical ways, to fellowship with each other, and to have a great time.

Generally, we meet the first and third Tuesday evenings of the month.  On the first Tuesday of the month, we get together for a potluck style dinner.  At this meeting, we will usually participate in a small craft or project that benefits different causes.  Last year, we made cards for soldiers, filled eggs for Easter, and made crafts for hospice patients.  During this meeting, we will usually spend a few minutes discussing why we serve.  On the third Tuesday of the month, we go out and serve off-site.  Last year, we served in soup kitchens, nursing homes, Cradles to Crayons, Open Door Ministry Thrift Store, and Philabundance.

Our first meeting is coming up next week.  H.O.P.E. will meet at our house at 6:30PM on Tuesday, October 4, 2011.  We’re looking forward to starting up again, and we’d love to see new faces.  If you’re interested, drop me a comment, so we can get back to you.  This is a great group for families, couples, or singles who are looking for ways to connect with others and for ways to help other people.

When was the last time that you stopped to help someone else?  How did it go?

What kinds of projects would you like to get involved with that help others and show God’s love in practical ways?