We are so excited to join a team from Lake Pointe Church in Paying It Forward in Portland this week. We love uniting the community to find and fill the needs of our neighbors. We also love to surprise people with generosity. Why? People matter. We love people. We love our community. We want to share the love of God in a fun & practical way.
We wanted to do something fun to honor all the POPS at Mission Church. So, at each location of Mission Church we had all kinds of POPS items...pop tarts, pop rocks candy, Tootsie Pops, Popcorn, and more... Dads, thank you for your leadership. Thank you for taking it to the next level with Jesus Christ.
We had a great time hanging out at the Hofen's home for our bi-weekly gathering. We welcomed some new faces and participated in a powerful time of prayer. To top it off, we roasted marshmallows for s'mores.
We had an incredible time serving at the Portland Starlight Parade. The Starlight Parade continues a longtime festival tradition from the early 1900s, when illuminated floats built on electric trolley cars made their way through the city on trolley tracks. Today, participants light up the night with approximately 100 illuminated entries along a 2.25-mile route. The parade draws more than 325,000 spectators to downtown Portland, Oregon.
Our team served alongside the parade marshals to keep the parade route safe and flowing evenly. We also passed out sidewalk chalk for the kids before the parade started. It was a total blast! We love our community and want to serve because people matter.
Our first Portland flash mob was a huge success. We love coming together as a body to bless someone in a complete surprise without asking for anything in return. If you have never been a part of this awesome event, you simply show up at the designated place at the designated time with a few dollars to give to meet a need. You can also bring noisemakers! You rush in like a crazy mob, bless the family or individual with some money and disappear in a flash. The whole thing takes about 5 minutes but changes lives for a lifetime!