REPORTING · 14th October 2011
Pastor Tim Coleman and Pastor Paul Stade from the Kitimat Baptist Church delivered a wrap up of Serve, 2011 at the City Council Meeting on Monday, October 3rd.
“About five or six months ago, we came here to let you know that 168 youth and youth leaders were coming to town to volunteer a lot of hours to our community,” said Coleman. “We are here tonight to express gratitude to your Council and your generosity to make that week a very memorable week for our community.”
Stade began a slideshow of photos taken during the Serve program. The slides showed the youth eating, working, having fun and worship sessions. The slides showed cooperation, volunteers and how Kitimat was able to put on such a valuable program for the community, and the youth who were involved.
They thanked the Reverend Luke Anker from the Anglican Church in Kitimat for leading the youth. The Baptist Church had 50 volunteers which also received thanks. The volunteers cooked and drove the youth around the town.
“We completed 30 projects that week and we did complete all thirty. They ranged from building walkways and repairing trails in the District of Kitimat. Painting, gardening, work at K.U.T.E., at the Animal Shelter. Many other projects that we did in the community,” said Coleman.
He expressed from the number of car parts they found cleaning along the Dike Road, they could have built a car. They repainted Nechako Centre.
Coleman presented Mayor Joanne Monaghan with a photo of the youth who visited the community. Monaghan thanked the Baptist Church for organizing this project and bringing the youth to the community. The next Serve will be taking place in Peace River. Kitimat will be sending a contingent of teenagers down to participate.