Community Outreach: The Friendly Center

August 5, 2008

On the first Tuesday of each month, the friends and family of The University Church reach out into our community and find tangible ways to carry the good new to our neighbors. In August we arranged to visit The Friendly Center in Toledo; an organization whose vision is that “No neighbor will go hungry, feel alienated, alone or powerless”.

Our group gathered at the office building of The Friendly Center to learn more about its programs and activities before we began our evening’s work.

Much of our evening was given over to scraping paint off the ground floor window frames.

We managed to get primer down on all the windows that we scraped.

And some of the adventurous members of the group tackled some windows on the upper level of the building.

As our time drew to a close we cleaned up and packed everything away.

Those who had time then gathered for supper at a local restaurant. Next month we are hoping to visit Cherry Street Mission in Toledo to help with the clothing center there. We hope you can join us!

Thanks for visiting!