Friday, December 10, 2010

The Geiger's Small Group Service Project

The Geiger's 40 Days of Community small group filled four boxes to send to co-worker's son who is serving in Iraq.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Crossroads ABF Fill Boxes For Operation Christmas Child

The Crossroads ABF enjoyed their quarterly brunch before working on filling shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

A large assortment of items were brought in for boys and girls ages 2-14.

Necessary supplies to wrap the boxes were also brought in.

Everyone pitched in to pack 28 shoe boxes.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Maggie's Place Service Project

The Bartlett's 40 Days of CommUNITY small group served at Maggie’s Place, a home in the Parma area for expectant mothers who are homeless or in need of a safe haven to carry their babies to term.  They participated in a monthly work day and did some yard clean up for them.  They also toured the facility, met some of the staff and were blessed to have served them. They are hoping to return again in 2011 to serve.

Maggie's Place/Zechariah House

Rototilling the garden

Raking up the leaves

Monday, November 8, 2010

40 Days Of Community Outreach - Anderson Small Group

What could be a better use and more fun on a Saturday than this:  a small group having a fantastic time doing yard work, some handyman repairs, and talking with an individual who recently had surgery for cancer and just started chemotherapy.  That's what our small group was able to do on a brisk October Saturday.  The woman we helped was a co-worker of one of the people in or small group.  It was one of those days that this is what God got us up to do today!  Thank God for the opportunity to be His hands and feet!

 Jeff at the ladder, Tommy picking up the piles and Harold works the mower.
 Kristin poses with the rake.  Funny thing is she never really used it.  She was serving inside on this mission trip.
 Even Tim and Michael were able to clear the calendar to serve with our small group.
 Some morning fuel to keep us moving!  Yeah for muffins!
Well, can you believe Tommy now has a new nick name - "leaf boy"

Friday, October 29, 2010

5th Quarter Outreach Party

What an evening of fun at our annual 5th Quarter Outreach Party after the Parma/Valley Forge football game.

We enjoyed tons of pizza and friends, video games, pizza, basketball, friends, volleyball, pool, friends, air-hockey, music, 4-square, and much more. There was plenty of fun for everyone. Come join One Eighty One Student Ministries on Sunday mornings and Wednesday Evenings.

Pizza & Friends

Go Parma!

More pizza & friends

Even more pizza & friends

Something fun for everyone

Open gym all night

Enjoying the Wii and PlayStation

Monday, October 18, 2010

40 Days of Community - Bednarski Small Group

Participants of our small group were at Medwish International on Saturday, sorting medical supplies. MedWish International is a non-profit organization committed to the recovery and recycling of donated medical supplies that area health care providers must discard.

Toni, Brian and Marilyn, Amy and Elizabeth

Friday, September 24, 2010

Outreach Pastor Candidating September 25-26

Jeff was raised in a wonderful Christian home just outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from Hope College with a degree in Business Administration and spent some time working in the business world. He has worked in commercial banking, real estate acquisition, and also owned a company that ran after school golf programs and summer camps for children. He and his wife Mollie have been married for three years and are expecting their first child in January.

In 2004 Jeff felt God calling him into full-time ministry and he enrolled at Moody Theological Seminary where he earned a Masters of Divinity. He has been serving with Oak Pointe Church in Michigan since 2007 and he is currently the Director of Missions and Outreach. He has a huge passion for the local church and loves seeing the body of Christ discipled and trained to reach out both locally and globally. He says, “When people give themselves away in love and service to others for the glory of God, the body of Christ grows and the church fulfills its role of making disciples.” “Jesus said, ‘I will build my church.’ The fact that we are able to be a part of that is humbling, yet incredibly exciting.”
Golf is by far Jeff’s biggest hobby, but he also enjoys just about any outdoor activity. He also loves traveling, reading, playing his oft-neglected guitar, and working on projects around the house. He is an avid Michigan State Spartan fan, so he dislikes the Wolverines just as much as everyone in Ohio. Jeff and Mollie love serving the Lord and desire to be in the center of His will for their lives.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pack the House 2010

How many friends can we pack in the One Eighty One Youth Center?
I can only think of one good way to find out!
All you can eat pizza, open gym, games, video games, and much more!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

School Year Kickoff Cookout

What a great way to kick off the school year! An evening for the whole family. 250+ parents and teens came out for a cookout, games, and an overview of the upcoming school year. God has big plans for our One Eighty One Youth Ministry in the 2o10-2011 school year!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Annual Cedar Point Trip 2010

Van loads of students enjoyed our annual trip to Cedar Point.
We're always having fun at One Eighty One Student Ministry. Come join us!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lighthouse ABF Bike Ride

On July 11 the Lighthouse ABF went for a bike ride at the Metroparks. After about a ten mile ride, everyone stopped to enjoy the beautiful waterfalls in Berea. The day was topped off with a cook out and fellowship!

Friday, July 23, 2010

SonQuest Rainforest - VBS 2010 Day 5 - Final Day

Parents and kids, we are so glad you could join us for an adventure at SonQuest Rainforest this year. We really hope everyone had a fantastic week, made some new friends and learned more about God and His love for each of you.

Remember the things we learned?

Monday - GET IT! "I have hidden Your word in my heart"-Psalm 119:11
Tuesday - GET FOUND - "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son" John 3:16
Wednesday - GET GOD'S LOVE - "Love the Lord...Love your neighbor" Matthew 22:37-39
Thursday - GET PRAYING - "By prayer...present your requests to God" Philippians 4:6
Friday - GET GOING - "Whatever you do, work...for the Lord" Colossians 3:23

Thursday, July 22, 2010

SonQuest Rainforest - VBS 2010 Day 4 - NEW FRIENDS


Today's Theme:  No matter what circumstances we are in, we can pray to God and we will hear our prayers and help us experience His goodness.
Today's Verse:  "Do not be anxious about anything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God...will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:6-7

SonQuest Rainforest - VBS 2010 Day 3

Wednesday was all about being a great neighbor. What does that mean at Sonquest? That's found in today's theme and verse:

Theme: God's love is so amazing that it motivates us to love Him in return and pass His love on to others.

Today's Verse: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind...Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:37-39

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

SonQuest Rainforest - VBS 2010 Day 2

Theme: Get Found - God sent Jesus to show us how much He loves us!
Verse: "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and Only Son" John 3:16
Enjoy these pictures of all these fantastic kids and adults!
See you all Wednesday!

Monday, July 19, 2010

SonQuest Rainforest - VBS 2010

Vacation Bible School started with a bang today as we went back in time to experience "Sean's" trip in the rainforest.  It was some adventure and we are really excited to experience the entire journey this week.

Today's Theme:  GET IT!
Memory Verse:  Psalm 119:11 - "I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you"
We learned about different kinds of soils through some stories Jesus taught in the Bible (Matthew 13:1-23).

Enjoy this video photo tour of the day.  Come back for more tomorrow!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Summer Camp 2010

Student Life Summer Camp 2010
@ Cedarville University

Mission Trip 2010 - Waterbury, CT

Mission Trip 2010
to Waterbury, CT

Our group with the Waterbury team

It's fun to serve!

The kids and day camp at a ton of fun learning about Jesus

Is that a broom...?

Pastor Maner & Dan Adams

That one awesome (and hungry) team