Summer's over y'all, and Project 33701 had a fabulous summer! We got to know our neighbors at Summer Saturday Market, spend time with our neighbors at Mirror Lake and Williams Park to beautify God's creation, we raised over $1000 in donations and cash for victims of domestic violence, and we started off our relationship with Campbell Park Elementary School with food, laughter, prayer and school supplies galore!
My cup runneth over as I have come to know the Cathedral as a place of service, deep love for neighbor, and a willingness to show up. Thank you.
But our work isn't done yet. In fact, if you thought summer was busy, hold on to your hats!
The next few weeks will give us three opportunities to "Bring the love of Jesus to Downtown St. Petersburg" and my prayer is that you will continue to show this community just how much they are loved by God. They are listed below in chronological order. We will be using SignUp Genius to coordinate the variety of opportunities to serve. Please follow the links below to get all of the details for each service opportunity.
1. School Block Party at Campbell Park Elementary School (September 30th)
o The Cathedral is hosting a cupcake walk at the School Block Party! It is a chance to get to know the students and their parents and siblings at a fun filled event!
o To sign up please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49ada62ea3f85-campbell
2. Blessing of the Animals and more! at Open Streets event (October 9th)
o The City of St. Petersburg is shutting down the streets to vehicle traffic after church on the 9th of October to allow for the city streets around Mirror Lake and Williams Park to be explored by people on foot, on bikes, with strollers and skateboards! There will be food trucks, the Rowdies, and over 100 "safe, healthy and fun" activities for families of all ages.
o The Cathedral is participating in two ways- hosting the "Pet Corner" at Williams Park where we will be blessing animals, providing water and treats for furry friends, and facilitating a pet costume contest and pet photobooth. On the sidewalks around the Cathedral we will be providing sidewalk chalk and bubbles for kids AND opening our doors to people interested in tours of the Cathedral and organ demonstrations. A table with information on all of the amazing programs and events happening at the Cathedral will be hosted by friendly and welcoming folks from the Cathedral.
o To sign up please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49ada62ea3f85-blessing
3. Parent Meeting at Campbell Park Elementary School (October 18th)
o The Cathedral will provide dinner and childcare at Campbell Park Elementary while the parents spend time with their children's teachers and administrators in an environment where they are able to learn how to help their children succeed in the classroom.
o To sign up please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49ada62ea3f85-campbell1