Serve 2011 youth to help spruce up the community

This July as many as 200 young people will be descending on Kitimat intent on good works.

This July as many as 200 young people will be descending on Kitimat intent on good works.

They will be taking part in the First Baptist Church’s Serve 2011 Youth Conference, an annual event that is in its tenth year.

Pastor Tim Coleman explained the young people – between the ages of 13 and 18 – are from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories and Yukon.

Each year a community within those jurisdictions is chosen for the conference – last year it was Flin Flon, Manitoba.

While here the participants will be taking on projects in the community such as painting of buildings, cleaning up debris, exterior repair work on places of worship, gardening and the clearing of trails around Kitimat and Kitamaat.

They will also be doing some work at Lakelse and Kin camps as well as conducting a couple of vacation bible school programs for children.

Coleman said he is still accepting applications and the deadline is May 1 – the young people will be here July 10 for one week.

He noted there are criteria to be met with priority going to non-profit groups and “benevolent service groups” dealing with the elderly, handicapped, children and youth, and the hungry.

Projects that are in visible areas will be given special consideration and groups that supply materials are usually given priority as well.

And they prefer projects that will take up the whole week.

 

For more information, contact Coleman on his cell phone (250-279-8461) or e-mail pastortim@telus.net.

 

 

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