Hazel's House of Hope

Hazel's House of Hope

Hazel's House of Hope is now overseen by the Columbus Chapter of Out of Darkness.

We are collecting donations of shampoo*, conditioner*, body wash*, body lotion*, chapstick, deodorant, toothpaste, hair brushes, feminine hygiene products, and baby wipes.
*Full-size, please.

A box will be placed in the back of the church to collect these items and Marylee will make sure they are delivered.

"Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed." Proverbs 19:17

Highland Youth Garden

Message from Lane Brobst: As part of my college community service project, I am partnering with the Highland Youth Garden. I am collecting gently used books and games as well as new winter hats and gloves to donate to the kids. I will be accepting donations through November 24. The Highland Youth Garden is an after school program that teaches and allows kids to have hands-on-learning in building and growing fruits and vegetables in a garden. With winter coming up they are unable to work in the garden, so these donations will help them stay busy and warm through the winter. Thank you.

The Highland Youth Garden began in February 2009 as two recreation centers closed in the Hilltop community. Caring individuals began working with Highland Elementary School, Hilltop Prime Time, and the J. Ashburn, Jr. Youth Center to plan positive activities for the youth and the idea of a garden program emerged. In the years that followed, and with the commitment of many volunteers of all ages, the Highland Youth Garden grew to become a .40 acre community garden focused on children. The garden offers diverse learning environments for the children it serves. These include raised beds, an herb garden, a native perennial plant area, a learning center (with benches to accommodate a typical classroom), and three large plots for row crops. The HYG serves approximately 300 students from Highland Elementary and the Columbus Bi-Lingual Academy during the school year as well as between 150 and 200 young people each week during the summer. The summer program serves the J. Ashburn, Jr. Community Center, the Shalom Zone's Freedom School, the Columbus Bi-Lingual Academy, and the Dowd Center, as well as neighborhood children. A curriculum developed by one of our master gardeners in conjunction with Franklin County Extension Service and the Highland Elementary School teachers is the basis for learning modules that incorporate the garden and provide the focus of learning in the garden.

"Enhancing the Hilltop through growing food and educating children and neighbors."

Poinsettia Sale

Blue Christmas

Matthew 25: Ministry"

Matthew 25: Ministry

There is a bin located in the back of the church to deposit used clean (and label removed) pill bottles. These will be recycled and used by "Matthew 25:Ministry" overseas.

Caring For A Needy World With The Things We Throw Away