+1 Recap: Tanzania – June 2012

On June 4-8, 2012 Pastor Clint Pressley and North Campus’ Worship Minister, Gerald Malloy, went to Tanzania, Africa for a pastors’ conference. Watch the video below to learn more about this trip and see actual footage of the conference.

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Recap: Mozambique, June 2012

There were two primary reasons for our vision trip to Mozambique.  First, we went to see what opportunities might exist for our church to form a long-term partnership in that often-overlooked part of the world.  Two families from our church work in that country and a partnership seems like a logical next step as we support missionaries from our own church community.  Second, we had the privilege of training pastors and leaders of village churches for three days in the African bush.  The needs in Mozambique are many.  There is construction that must be completed.  Most importantly, they are desperate for sound biblical teaching and training for their church leadership. I feel incredibly blessed to have been a part of this trip. Please continue to pray for Mozambique and our missionaries there.

John Stegemerten
Pastor, Worship Ministries

Report: +1 Initiative: Charlotte, June 2, 2012

Hickory Grove impacted our community this weekend through the +1 Initiative Local Missions Day. About 200 volunteers reached out in six areas of service. Here is a report and gallery from this weekend:

Royal Oaks  – 30 volunteers worked hard outside trimming shrubs, planting flowers and weeding the flower bed by the bus lot. They also painted the teacher’s lounge and distributed food from the Latin American Food Pantry.

Hearts and Hammers Project – 40 volunteers completed two projects while washing windows and doing light yard work.

Jackson Park – 55 volunteers mowed, mulched, graded the grounds and cleaned the inside of campus to prepare for camp.

CUP Ministry  – 35 volunteers worked both inside and outside by sorting clothing, packing food, and doing general cleaning inside while others completed yard work of weeding flower beds, mowing grass, etc.

Hickory Grove Elementary School  – 27 volunteers pulled weeds, mended fence, sprayed insecticide, mulched and cleaned up the landscaping.

HGES Book Drive – 11 volunteers sorted and boxed books that were donated by HGBC and shelved books for the library.