Startup Members Are Determined to Help Their Community
This year the Startup Church in Sultan, Wash., conducted two Lifestyle Matters seminars and started a community work bee ministry.
Velma Collings, Startup women's ministries director, led Simple Solutions one night each week for four weeks in October and November. A supportive staff helped the programs go smoothly. On average, 18–20 people attended each meeting to learn about addictions, lifestyle choices and nutrition.
Living Free was presented weekly for six weeks by Startup members Vicki Griffin and Evelyn Kissinger, who shared interesting information by DVD and PowerPoint and facilitated discussion groups. Food samples were available each evening. Everyone went away with information to form better habits to live free from bad habits.
The Lord also impressed Startup Church members to start a ministry serving people in the church or out in the community who need help with anything around their homes that they can't do for themselves.
The church had its first work bee on July 22. Volunteers went to a member's farm who desperately needed help. They weeded the corn field and picked raspberries. Loving people from the Monroe Church came and helped too.
During the next work bee, members helped a lady clean up her yard.
These are just two examples of how Startup Church is helping the community and the church family as it lives the motto, "Whatever the need is, we want to do the Lord's work and help out."