Thursday, August 1, 2013

IronMen: IronDad
August 1, 2013

On Saturday, July 20, the deacon-led IronMen ministry hosted its second Eat & Serve men's work event of 2013. This particular time, the theme was "IronDad". This time around, in addition to inviting all able bodied men of the congregation to come out and work for those in need, we also encouraged dads to bring out their children to work alongside them!

This particular event completed 17 different projects utilizing a volunteer workforce of over 40 men and numerous children! Those being served by this event included widows from out congregation, needy neighbors of congregant members, and one Love INC client. The projects ranged from pressure washing driveways and siding, painting hallways, light to moderately-heavy yard work, to fence and in-home repair.

To be frank, when I first joined Covenant, I (wrongly) presumed the IronMen projects were for older guys or for a certain sub-set of the men of the church. I don't know why I presumed that, but I did. If you are thinking a similar thing, let me set the record straight.

If you are a man, IronMen is for you!

It's that simple. If you are not convinced yet, here are some more reasons: If you like breakfast, if you have the desire to serve REAL needs in our congregation and community, if you have the ability to do anything from pulling a single weed or swinging a hammer with great skill, IronMen is for you. Our next Eat & Serve Event will take place sometime this winter (after City Impact - being help in October). We'd really love to see you there, please consider joining us as the IronMen serve our neighbors in need.