Day of Action 2015 Happens April 12!  

This year's Day of Action will be our 4th annual day of service to our community. Plans are being made to work on a variety of projects including: beautification of Meadow Park Middle School and Barnes Elementary School; litter cleanup in parks and high visibility areas; meals for Portland homeless residents; and delivery of baked treats to local fire & police stations, and to US War veterans being treated for PTSD at Cedar Hills Hospital. 

What we need most is . . . YOU!  Everyone is welcome to join the fun. We meet at Meadow Park Middle School at 9 AM on April 12. Most projects are complete by 1 PM. Lunch is included.   

We are now accepting donations of many items needed to make this a great day.  Needs include:
  • Soil
  • Plants  (flowers for planting on school grounds)
  • Bark dust or chips
  • Weed barrier
  • Baking supplies for goodies to be delivered (see above)
  • Painting supplies
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Donations of food from local restaurants  to feed hungry volunteers
Each Day of Action is a little different, but you can get a feel for it by watching last year's Day of Action video below. 
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Click HERE to watch our short promo video!
The Day of Action is a day to serve our community.
On the Sunday after Easter, regular worship services at Westside United Methodist and Cedar Hills Baptist are replaced by acts of service to our community.  Everyone in Cedar Hills is invited to join in a variety of projects including Meadow Park Middle School, random acts of kindness and serving the homeless.  Check out details below!

AGENDA FOR THE DAY OF ACTION

8:30 AM - Brief worship time at Westside UMC [map]
9 AM - 1 PM Projects!  (see below)
12:30 PM Lunch at Meadow Park Middle School

Projects for the Day of Action

Meadow Park Middle School Beautification
We'll perform much-needed grounds work and do cleanup both in and outside the school.  A painting project is also likely.  A beautiful school helps create a positive atmosphere for success - and there's a big visit by state officials coming soon!




Simple Acts of Kindness Team - Sandwiches for Hungry and Homeless in Portland

Westside United Methodist Church has an ongoing project to deliver a simple meal to hungry people by the riverfront in Portland.  Lunch-makers will gather at Cedar Hills Baptist starting at 9 AM to create the lunches.  Then, supervised youth from Westside UM and Cedar Hills Baptist will take lunch to these friends late in the morning.

Simple Acts of Kindness Team - Baked Goodies Giveaway
One of the most fun Day of Action projects is taking baked goodies, like cookies and brownies, to unsuspecting people in a variety of places in our community.  We need piles of goodies baked ahead of time in homes; then brought to Cedar Hills Baptist by 9:30 AM on April 27.  These treats will be lovingly packaged.  Volunteers will take them to various locations in the upcoming week, including the DMV, a local strip-club, schools, the rec center, and a Cedar Hills fire station.  Helpers are needed to bake and deliver!

Prayer Team
Volunteers are invited to a drop in/come and go prayer time anytime between 9 - 11 AM at Cedar Hills Baptist, or 11 AM - 1 PM at Westside United Methodist.  Prayer will focus on work projects, recipients of Simple Acts of Kindness, students and staff of Meadow Park Middle School, Barnes Elementary School, and the people and churches in our community.

All volunteers will be invited to gather for lunch and sharing of experiences at Meadow Park Middle School at 12:30 PM.

For more information, call (503.646.7126) or email us here: cedarhillscommunityconnections@gmail.com 

To sign up, send an email with your name, the project for which you wish to volunteer. Please include your best contact information.  Or just show up!  Let's connect on April 27!