Summer Roundup 2015: Bathgate, Gouverneur, Echo, and Ciccarone

[This post originally appeared on July 27, 2015.]

From Amber Howell, Children’s Ministry Coordinator:


If not us then who?
If not me and you
Right now, it’s time for us to do something
If not now then when?
Will we see an end
To all this pain?
It’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something.
— Matthew West, "Do Something"

On behalf of Priority 1 Ministries, I want to thank the interns and the teams that all came and served alongside us this summer to “do something” in NYC.

We had two interns come and serve with us for five weeks, Mandy Colpitts (from Omaha, Nebraska) and Kayla Pavlik (from Manheim, Pennsylvania). We had three full weeks of Urban Outreach with four teams: Illuminate from North Carolina, and Antrim BIC, Silverdale BIC, and the Point (Chambersburg First Church of God), all from Pennsylvania. We also had the honor of hosting Raven and Kamry from Antrim BIC who volunteered their time and helped our P1M staff run a fourth Bible Club.

In four weeks, we hosted fourteen days of Bible Club at four different parks throughout the Bronx. There was a total of 230 kids who signed up for Club, in addition to many kids who came halfway through the Club and didn’t get a chance to sign up! Many parents also stuck around, and some even took part. Club was filled with Bible lessons, memory verses, games, crafts, and worship. We were able to hand out numerous Bibles and kids’ devotionals to the children and parents.

Since our afternoons were devoted toBible Club, we spent the mornings volunteering and serving at World Vision, Manna of Life, the Relief Bus and doing prayer walks throughout NYC.

The four weeks filled with sharing God’s love, being the hands and feet of Jesus, building relationships with one another and people throughout the city and making memories that will last a lifetime.