As the vision team continues its work on the strategic plan it is preparing to present to the church council, the team’s work has shifted to Focus Areas where our work and witness would be directed over the next 4-5 years. These Focus Areas would not be the only things we would be doing. Rather, they would receive special focus and attention. One of those Focus Areas, which were shared at the roundtable sessions on April 7-8, is “Neighborhood and Community” - working to address relevant needs in our immediate neighborhood (the 2x2 block area around the church) and/or the wider Decatur community.
As it so happens, an opportunity to begin working in that direction is given to us this Saturday. The Millikin Heights Neighborhood Association (formerly NWRAPS for those that remember) is hosting a Neighborhood Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central Christian will be the meeting point from which volunteers will go out to:
- Pick up litter
- Edge sidewalks
- Tame and trim any shrub blocking sidewalks
The precise area to be cleaned just happens to be our 2x2 block area (more or less) – the area between N. Pine and Monroe, and Eldorado and W. Main.
All tools will be donated and available at Central and a Pugsley container will be stationed on the northwest corner of our parking lot.
All hands are welcome. This will be a great opportunity to meet some of the neighbors in our neighborhood. Hope to see as many of you there as possible.