California Church Helps Make a ‘Beautiful Day’

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REDWOOD CITY, CA (May 29, 2007) – Members of Peninsula Covenant Church (PCC) put their sweat and blood into helping a local school and community during the church’s second “Beautiful Day.”

On May 19, the church joined with two other area congregations to complete assorted projects at Roosevelt Elementary School and sponsor a blood drive. The churches are part of a network of “Beautiful Day” churches in the San Francisco area seeking to creatively serve the community in collaboration with businesses, organizations and schools.

At the recent event, 375 participants, including school staff and parents, completed five landscaping projects and redecorated rooms. Other projects included planting a garden and painting portions of the kindergarten playground. A teacher had planned the garden but had no idea how he was going to get it planted until the volunteers showed up, says Daisey Segal, of PCC. During the event, a Hispanic church that meets at the school provided a fiesta lunch.

The day provided the opportunity for the church to share Christian love, Segal says. “I talked to a Roosevelt parent who asked many questions about PCC and was overwhelmed with our service in the name of Jesus.” She learned her own lesson at the school: “The love of Christ can move a mountain—a mountain of ivy and junipers.

A video of the day’s activities has been posted on YouTube.

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