The purpose of the event team is to always to give praise to God through fun events for hope's members as well as to reach those who may be seeking God and don't know that God has a great sense of humor, loves music, dancing and laughing.
My goal as the leader is to maximize every member's strengths and utilize them in positive ways to serve God as well as to develop and environment of trust where the members feel comfortable sharing their prayer needs in addition to their creative ideas and hopes for the event team's outreach efforts.
We get together to coordinate five major events throughout the year such as the Easter Brunch, a Summer Picnic, Hope's Birthday Bash, A Day of Thanksgiving, and the Christmas Party. We brainstorm for new ideas and make decisions regarding theme, food, decorations, entertainment and more.
Knowing that everybody is busy we are a very flexible with the times that we meet. We know people have many responsibilities in this valley and we are all very sensitive to each other's needs. We meet on an as need basis and we manage a lot of the coordination via email.
This ministry is very rewarding, sometimes we feel guilty for all the thank you hugs and compliments we receive from hope's members especially when there are so many great people behind the scenes that are so vital to hope's daily operation yet their work is not as visible as ours. The fellowship is phenomenal, we all have a great sense of humor and love of God and watching the people enjoy themselves during the events just fills your heart.
We are always looking for volunteers to join our group, the more we have the bigger and better events we can create. We need thinkers, problem solvers, creative and caring, enthusiastic helpers. So if you are thinking about volunteering, come check us out, feel free to kick the tires and if this is not the right ministry for you, we will help you to find a place where you can serve God joyfully.
In all we do our goal is always to glorify God with our events, encourage fellowship to our members and give the un-churched an opportunity to check God out in a fun and non- threatening way.