|Season of Service 2012|
LOVE and SERVE the City in the NAME OF CHRIST
The Season of Service puts the love of Jesus Christ into action as the physical needs of a community are met. It establishes networks for service to continue long after a Palau festival is over.
“The message never changes. That’s sacred. But the methods? The methods will always change. We care too much about the lost to not try anything and everything to bring them to the knowledge of Jesus Christ.” – Luis Palau
The Compassion Beaverton Clinic is taking on a new look of simplicity! Our goal has always been to reach out with the love of Christ to those most in need. But what we’ve been missing is the tailored ability to minister to those in our neighborhoods and offer our ministry resources to encourage them to join us, and to be part of our CMBC family! Our clinic will be held at CMBC on October 27, with appointments scheduled from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. All of our appointments will be scheduled through Love INC of Beaverton beginning on October 8. The intake process will be through two designated phone lines for this event only, with the numbers published on our website. As the clinic will be smaller, dental appointments will be considerably reduced, and strictly for cleanings, fillings, and extractions. However, we will continue to provide the same medical resources as in the past. We will need volunteers to staff many areas, and Love INC is one of them! Please check our website for volunteer information.
Thank you to all who participated this summer in serving our community!
In August, we surpassed our goals for the Packed With Love, Beaverton School District event, and were able to give extra supplies to CMBC families.
This year we began new opportunities to share the Gospel in practical ways. The ‘Bridge Church’ Connection was formed as an extension of the Prison Fellowship ministry within the correctional institutions. We continue investigating mentoring opportunities with the Drug Court and the Scott Mitchell House, Cedar Mill Elementary School tutoring opportunities, as well as the Mentoring Project.
Our commitment to Cedar Mill Elementary School continued for the second year on August 20 with Community Care Day where we put in some fellowship sweat beautifying the school grounds.
We closed Season of Service with the Compassion Beaverton Clinic, October 1, at the Meadow Park Middle School. There was a refreshing spirit of graceful boldness as many of our volunteers listened and cared for our guests. To be an eyewitness to the pain some of our guests suffered makes the numbers all the more impressive. We had over 400 volunteers, and some of them came to know Jesus personally! 254 dental guests were served, and many more received treatment the following week from dentists who felt compelled to serve. We cared for 89 children. The City of Beaverton recognized the efforts of our local churches and gave a $2,000 grant to our clinic. The clinic has been one of the effective opportunities to open doors into our community for Jesus’ love to be both seen and heard.
Thank you for your partnership in the 2011 Season of Service. It’s been a very good year!
Packed with Love and Community Care Day, August 21
“Packed with Love” served, unofficially, over 645 Beaverton Jr/Sr high students. The event was another great partnership of our local Beaverton Churches! CMBC also had supplies ‘left over’ from surpassing our quota and late arrivals.
Serving at Cedar Mill Elementary was a good start to a long term relationship with the school. The painters coated two class rooms and outdoor volunteers spread bark dust, trimmed and pruned, and picked up vegetation and debris. The school looks great, so admire it when you drive past.
Compassion Beavertion 2010 Report
Many thanks to those who helped with our second annual Compassion Beaverton Clinic held at Barnes Elementary School on October 9. Volunteer sign-ups exceeded all expectation, with over 500 serving! There were 266 dental procedures, and 373 medical visits, with over 700 hot dogs served in addition to the special meals for off-site dental volunteers. Even with the rain, the children’s area was fully staffed to delight the little ones with inflatables and special attention from Washington County Library and Tualatin Valley Parks & Rec. We were able to hand out 235 English or Spanish Bibles and pray with many had personal needs. Perhaps because of the persistent rain we turned away very few and only in the dental area where most were accommodated by the kindness of the dentists at their own clinics the following week!
This year almost 90% of those served were from the Beaverton area. I believe this year’s clinic could be characterized by a more relational and personalized kindness - not only to the guests, but to one another! With the rain came the “Umbrella Brigade.” Thanks to the grace of God through the faithful prayers of many, we were given a perfect opportunity for the spirit of loving one another.
Many thanks to all those who unselfishly became the hands and feet of Jesus to our Jerusalem!
Reports from 2009:
Compassion Beaverton Clinic: October 10, 2009
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” -Act 2:42-47
A handicapped woman hadn’t seen a dentist in four years. She had come to all the clinics for years, but people would cut in front of her so she never got an appointment. She was surprised when we fast tracked her into our clinic and got her on the first shuttle out to the dentist. (We thank God for the handicap accessible CMBC shuttle bus. If it wasn’t available to take people to and from the dentist offices, she wouldn’t have been able to go.) This woman experienced God’s goodness through those who volunteered. God is good.
We hope to see more of you at our next opportunity to serve God in our community. You will be as blessed as you bless others with the love of Jesus.
Blessings from all those who served at Compassion Beaverton Clinic
Summer Season of Service 2009 Report
“In last year’s six-month Season of Service, 550 local churches, 68 nonprofits and businesses, and 27,000 volunteers took on 300 good deeds in the community. Portland Public Schools estimated that the 2008 Season of Service school clean-up projects saved the school district more than $480,000 in labor and landscaping costs.
In this second year of Season of Service we saw Jesus displayed in many different ways to our community. In August alone, more than 5,000 volunteers helped spruce up 70-plus school campuses from Gresham to Hillsboro and stuffed 1,500 backpacks full of school supplies for children in need.”
The CMBC family has partnered with the Palau Association during Season of Service by providing school supplies, participating in school cleanup days, and volunteering at the Compassion Clinic in October. It is one way we are showing Jesus’ love to the world through our actions.