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Arts Alive & Street Painting Festival | Oso Viejo Community Park

Saturday April 29th & Sunday April 30th 12:00 – 5:00pm

This dynamic festival will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 at the Oso Viejo Community Park on the Village Green and neighboring Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way. With a “Lights, Camera Action!” theme, this year’s festival will feature a cornucopia of fun – arts and crafts, musical performances as well as amazing street paintings brought to life by incredible artists traveling to Mission Viejo from near and far. The two-day event includes an array of tasty fare and beverages along with cool activities for kids. In addition, finalists of the Mission Viejo Film Composer Competition will be presented in concert with a live orchestra at 7 p.m. on April 29 inside the Murray Center.

LOS ALISOS TUTORING

“But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Luke 18:17

April 29-June 10
Saturday Mornings | 9:30am-12:00 PM at Los Alisos Intermediat
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We want to be a church that doesn’t just take up space, but gives back to the space and city we are doing life in. We currently meet at Los Alisos Intermediate School and no better way to love the school where we do church than by hanging out and loving on the kids of the school. We believe this is more than tutoring in math, but growing and bringing up children to hopefully one-day experience the love of the Father and be a part of His Kingdom.

WHAT DOES SERVING IN THIS PARTNERSHIP LOOK LIKE?
Volunteers who serve with the Los Alisos partnership serve at our Saturday tutoring program called Los Alisos Connections. There are 3 sessions throughout the year. We meet at Los Alisos from 9:30am-12:00pm every Saturday during the 6-8 week sessions and help tutor the Junior High students in all subjects. You don’t have to tutor in all subjects to volunteer! Just one is fine. If you speak Spanish, we desperately need Spanish-speaking tutors. The first session starts in September or October, with a break over December. The second session will start in January ending in March and the final session will start in May ending in June. We ask that you come to as many of the Saturdays during that session as possible so we can build relationships and trust with these students. But we understand the commitment and ask that you make as many as you can! You can also can jump in mid-session. We have been partnering with the school for 3 years now and have seen major improvements in grades and confidence level of these students.

Child Friendly: Only junior high and older if they feel comfortable tutoring a peer.

To get involved with the Los Alisos partnership, contact Kendall Rodriguez.


MEALS ON WHEELS

“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday | 10:30am-12:30pm

Our hope is to serve those who are isolated, lonely, depressed, or simply homebound by bringing food, prayer and love. So many of the seniors don’t have visitors and we get a chance to be Jesus by bringing them meals but more importantly the Love of the Father.

WHAT DOES SERVING IN THIS PARTNERSHIP LOOK LIKE?

Currently, our participation in the Meals on Wheels program is Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 10:30am-12:30pm. Drivers are on a once a month rotation. You get to drive with a partner from RHMV and all the food is picked up from the Norman Murray Center in Mission Viejo. You can also split the route and get it done on your lunch break! If you are unable to drive you can also sign up to meet with a Senior 1 on 1 through our relationship program. We also have multiple Meals on Wheels serve days throughout the year where we visit a senior and bring a small card or gift.

Child Friendly: This is a great partnership to bring your children along – the seniors love visiting with them!

Right now, we particularly need drivers. To get involved with the Meals on Wheels partnership in any way, contact Kendall Rodriguez.

Meals on Wheels Serve Day

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us as we deliver household supplies to our seniors as well as a friendly hello! There are two ways you can play a role:

1. We will be collecting items in our families ministry area until Sunday, April 30. There is a list of items needed at the Love Others table. You can also bring items to the serve day on the 6th.
2. Come visit a senior and drop off a gift basket between 2:00-3:00. Meet at Los Alisos and you will be assigned a senior to visit as well as get to make a card with them.

Any questions, email Sharon Genton.


HANDS AND FEET

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10

We know that some people love to serve by using their literal Hands and Feet. The Hands and Feet Partnership will be a team of people doing just that! They will be out in the community helping with a variety of projects. It could look like painting a fence, cleaning up trash, fixing a local business bathroom, remodeling classrooms in a local school, or moving one of our Seniors who is a part of Meals on Wheels. As well as serving our local community, this team is also available to help those of you within RHMV that may need an extra hand moving or fixing an item in your home. Please contact Kendall if you need assistance or know of a project that this team could help with!

WHAT DOES SERVING IN THIS PARTNERSHIP LOOK LIKE?

Once a month on a Saturday there will be a project to serve with. The projects are usually from 9:00am-12:00pm. Supplies will be provided, but if you have supplies that would help with that certain project we may ask you to bring them to save on costs. The hope is to have 8-10 projects throughout the year along with last minute projects that come up based off a need. Projects normally last two-three hours depending on what needs to be done. We are also building a list of people who can offer a service like: plumbing, painting, electrician, etc.

Children Friendly: 5 and up. This is a great partnership to serve with your family! Some projects may be too hard for young children but that decision is left up to the parent.

To find out more about this partnership or to be added to list please contact Kendall Rodriguez.


GO TEAM

“Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20

Living out the Gospel always involves faith that is in motion. We believe all of our partnerships are a way to not only serve people but ultimately tell them about Jesus and the hope and salvation that He brings. The Go team gets the unique opportunity to do that once a month in a different setting.

WHAT DOES SERVING IN THIS PARTNERSHIP LOOK LIKE?

They will meet together rest to pray and worship. Then they will arrive at a pre-selected location and get a chance to pray for people and share the love of Jesus. His love for us compels us to bring others into His story.

Child Friendly: Yes. We believe there is no Junior Holy Spirit and children are just as able to pray for people and share the love of Jesus as adults.

Email Kendall for more.