We had terrific weather on October 22nd for our coat giveaway. We had 53 people in line waiting for us to begin giving out coats. We registered 192 families/individuals and gave away 371 coats. They were a lot of grateful people receiving coats for themselves and their families.
We had a youth group from Legacy church in Bismark that came to help us with the event. They did a wonderful job of helping people find the coats they needed. We also had a great group of local volunteers that helped with setup, registering folks and teardown. We are so blessed to have the wonderful help that we do.
Tuesday, November 3rd, we will be open from 5 to 7 pm to give coats to those who didn’t receive one on the 22nd. We will also have caps, gloves, hoodies, boots and snowpants available. We want folks to be as ready as possible for the winter we know is almost upon us.
Thanks to all of you who pray, donate time and money to make this ministry possible and effective!
There is a new opportunity available for you this Sunday if you’re in or near Watford City. This Sunday at 10:45 at the Outsider’s Bar and Grille. Pastor Alyssa Quade, new church planter for the UMC will be hosting, “Outsider’s” church. This is a new Faith-In-Action community! It’s a great way to connect with other people here in Watford City and experience church in a fresh way. We are excited to help with this new opportunity by leading worship.
Location: 903 3rd Ave. SW, (just south of the Comfort Inn).
The Mobile Thrift Center will be open Tuesday from 5 to 7 pm at the First Presbyterian Church 3 1/2 blocks east of Carquest. We will have a selection of kid’s and children’s clothes set up inside of the fellowship hall of the church in addition to the clothing and kitchen items we carry in the thrift trailer.
If we can be of help to you, please come. If you know of families that need help with clothing, please pass the word along. Thanks!
We have been holding the Gathering Place events on Thursday nights at the First Presbyterian Church here in Watford City.
They have asked us to use another night. So, we are moving the Gathering Place event to Tuesday nights. Our next event will be Tuesday August 25th at 6:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church here in Watford City. The church is located 3 1/2 blocks east of Carquest.
The Gathering Place event consists of a home-cooked meal, a time for visiting, job connecting and then a 15 to 20 minute devotional on a topic relevant to livng successfully and joyfully here in the Bakken. We’ll send out another reminder before the event. Please pass the word along to your friends. You may also follow us on our Fb page, Oil Rush Ministry.
God Bless, and thanks for all you do to support this minsitry!