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The Presbyterian Church of Okemos

Serving In Chicago, IL
July 22, 2023
Community: Edgewater
Partner: Care For Real, Edgewater Presbyterian Church
Staff: Silver King Sing, Rebekah Anderson

Our Team has Arrived!

by Rebekah Anderson | July 22, 2023 10:11 PM

Our team from Michigan has arrived and we are ready for a week of service together! We enjoyed Chicago cookies and a time of worship together. 

Our Team has Arrived!

Already at Work!

by Rebekah Anderson | July 22, 2023 10:13 PM

George, a PPM staff member, stopped by to deliver mulch and other supplies that our team will use this week. We formed an assembly line to get everything into the building orderly. We can’t wait to see what God has for us this week! 
Already at Work!

Let the Little Children Come

by Rebekah Anderson | July 23, 2023 9:10 PM

This morning we worshiped with Edgewater Presbyterian Church. Rebekah, our group leader, led the liturgy. Pastor Kristin, our host pastor, spent a few minutes in the service speaking directly to our youth group and sharing with them the importance of living the life God calls you to live. It was a beautiful time for us to worship together! 

Let the Little Children Come

Subs with Edgewater

by Rebekah Anderson | July 23, 2023 9:12 PM

After church, we had a time of fellowship with Edgewater Presbyterian. We enjoyed subs together and spent time learning more about each other. 
Subs with Edgewater

Desks on the Move

by Rebekah Anderson | July 23, 2023 9:15 PM

This afternoon we began to tackle some projects around the church. We moved a new desk into the church office and began to organize the church kitchen. We are looking forward to helping serve Edgewater so that they can continue with their involvement in their community! 
Desks on the Move

No More Weeds

by Rebekah Anderson | July 24, 2023 1:14 PM

We spent the morning pulling out weeds and laying down Preen. Tomorrow we will tackle mulching and edging. We were also able to clean out a dirty trash can which the neighbors were happy to be rid of. This project will help brighten up the front of the church! 

No More Weeds

Lunch Time

by Rebekah Anderson | July 24, 2023 1:16 PM

Before lunch, we learned the Superman prayer. It was a fun way to thank God and bless our food! 
Lunch Time

Care For Real

by Rebekah Anderson | July 25, 2023 9:35 AM

Monday evening we helped out at a sidewalk food pantry that provides groceries and ready to eat meals for community members. It was so special to see the care that the staff offered! 

Care For Real

Flowers bring Smiles

by Rebekah Anderson | July 25, 2023 10:17 AM

Care for Real gave us bouquets of flowers that were leftover from the giveaway. As we walked back to the church we gave our flowers to people we passed. It was a special way to spread joy and left us with smiles on our faces!

Flowers bring Smiles

New Mulch and Edging

by Rebekah Anderson | July 26, 2023 3:52 PM

On Tuesday we spent the day at the church accomplishing different projects. Our big task was to plant bushes, move flowers, mulch, and add edging to the beds outside of Edgewater Presbyterian. We are happy to brighten up the outside of this building! 

New Mulch and Edging

Organizing the Storage Room

by Rebekah Anderson | July 26, 2023 3:55 PM

We also spent time organizing a back room in the church. We mainly focused on getting rid of old tools, grouping items together, and sorting through these old paint cans. 
Organizing the Storage Room

Through the Storm

by Rebekah Anderson | July 27, 2023 8:56 PM

Wednesday morning we returned to Care For Real and served again with their outdoor pantry. It started storming about an hour in. So we paused from working outside and began to clean the bins the facility used.

Through the Storm

Care For Real

by Rebekah Anderson | July 27, 2023 8:58 PM

We had an amazing time serving with Care For Real and seeing how they are able to support their community. They bring dignity to everyone and do so with kindness! 
Care For Real

Rocks and Other Projects

by Rebekah Anderson | July 27, 2023 9:00 PM

Wednesday afternoon we finished up some work projects around the church. We also decided to decorate some pavers to leave in Edgewater’s garden. We wanted to be able to leave some encouragement for the church. 
Rocks and Other Projects

In the Windy City

by Rebekah Anderson | July 28, 2023 12:58 PM

Thursday morning we met up with another Chicago PPM team at the Bean and spent the day exploring the city. We walked the Magnificent Mile and popped into some stores. 

In the Windy City

Largest Organ in Chicago

by Rebekah Anderson | July 28, 2023 1:01 PM

Thursday afternoon we had the chance to tour Fourth Presbyterian Church. We were kindly shown around by a staff member who explained some of the old architecture to us. We met an organist while we were there and she played some beautiful music. This organ is the largest in Chicago! 

Largest Organ in Chicago

See ya Okemos

by Rebekah Anderson | July 28, 2023 1:02 PM

Our group from Okemos Presbyterian left this morning to catch the train back to Michigan. We created some beautiful pavers to leave in the garden. It’s been a great week serving together! 

Continue Your Impact

by Praying Pelican Missions | July 28, 2023 11:57 PM

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