Have you ever wanted to crack an egg on the head of your minister or music director. Our congregation had the opportunity to do that on Sunday, April 15th. The church was challenged to raise money for the Urban Mission SPARK program. If a $2,000 was raised the number of decorated eggs used would be 12 eggs, 9 empty and 3 raw. For every $250 over $2,000 another raw egg was added. We ended up using a lot of eggs as the congregation raised over $3,500 to support this program. This will support 47 children this summer.
The project is Urban Mission’s Summer SPARK program (Support Program of Art and Reading for Kids), a day-long kids program during the summer vacation period from school. The program is an awesome intervention that seeks to encourage learning throughout the summer months. They focus on hands-on learning, physical activities, and educational field trips to help the students stay active and interested. In addition, they provide breakfast, lunch and a snack for students during a time that they will not be receiving free and reduced school lunches.