City Serve ND Takes On Projects In Stanley
City Serve ND, an outreach by The Pursuit churches, was active in five North Dakota communities last week, including in Stanley on Saturday, June 4. Organized by The Pursuit in Stanley, they had a list of projects to keep them busy throughout the day. The day started at the Stanley Elementary School as volunteers gathered just before 9 a.m. to be assigned to their tasks. Two events took place in the school cafeteria area. At one station, children helped decorate flowerpots and then plant them to take to residents at Mountrail Bethel Home. At another, children and adults put together appreciation gifts for staff at the elementary school. The Pursuit holds their services at the elementary school as they work on their own building. These gifts were a thank you to the staff for accommodating the church each week. Other crews were out taking on some needed yardwork for a few residents. Still other crews took on general clean-up at the cemetery, Sauber Sports Complex and also along Highway 2. The final crew took on what is going to be a larger challenge as they began building a pergola on the empty city lot on Main Street. While the project got underway on Saturday, volunteers know that based on the size and scale of the project, this will likely take up to a week or two to finish. Cashwise provided food for the volunteers as they wrapped up the day. Last year, The Pursuit held their first city serve project in Stanley when they hosted a family event at the elementary school in June. That event included bike safety courses, bike repair stations, information on community services, clothing donations, bike giveaways, and free food. They were joined by a number of local organizations and businesses.