Churches Helping Churches: Church Plant Receives Volunteers from Around the Country
by Rev. Timothy G. Herndon, Providence Presbyterian Church, West Lebanon, New Hampshire
Last fall, Providence OPC, a church plant in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, requested volunteers to come and help with the refurbishment of their recently acquired church building!
They received a GREAT response to their call for help! Pastor Tim Herndon shared this follow-up report with us:
The saints of Providence Presbyterian were SO blessed by the warm fellowship and generous service of those who came to help! Our little diamond in the ROUGH of a building now stands out in our neighborhood as the nicely kept church building - with the lights on and with activity going on inside and out!
- Bruce and Cheryl Kliewer (Redeemer OPC, Santa Maria, California), helped us get our front porch trim painted. They made a long weekend of it, saw some fall foliage, and then helped another church in the presbytery!
- Stephen Diercks (Providence OPC, Pataskala, Ohio) and Matthew Gertler (Knox OPC, Mt. Vernon, Ohio), spent 10 days with us, doing general demolition inside, general brush clean-up outside, painting most of the exterior trim, and even playing piano for Sunday worship!
- Caleb Pearson (Pilgrim OPC, Bangor, Maine), spent a long weekend leading in some light carpentry, helping with a workday, and painting the last of the trim.
- Work teams from Covenant OPC (Barre, Vermont) and Merrimack Valley OPC (North Andover, Massachusetts) came for a Saturday clean-up outside, working with chain saws, trimmers, and rakes, and planting flower beds.
- See photos, below!
Thank you, Pastor Herndon, for sharing your photos!