Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Saturday, January 12

We will go to the Ronald McDonald House on Saturday, January 12 from 9 a.m. until Noon.

The RMH has limited us to the first fifteen volunteers that sign-up.

Click on the above picture to learn more about this organization, and email chrisponjican@hotmail.com to serve with us and impact the many families that are connected with RMH.

Aids Care Services

We went to the Aids Care Services Holiday Party on Thursday, December 20th.

We connected with close to 100 individuals that are served by ACS.

What a wonderful time to give of ourselves!

January's Serving our Generation opportunity is with the Ronald McDonald House. Stay tuned for more details!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Serving our Generation at IMPRINTS for families

Jessica, Carla and Melvin
served the families of
IMPRINTS by wrapping
Christmas gifts

Melvin, sporting his santa hat
(all volunteers were asked to
wear a santa hat)

Carla, helping a mother, served
by IMPRINTS, by wrapping a gift for her child

Monday, December 10, 2007

BONUS Serving Our Generation opportunities in December!

Calling all volunteers... (for two BONUS Serving our Generation opportunities in December)

Saturday, December 15th from 9 a.m. until Noon - we will be going to a place called IMPRINTS to help in the following areas:
  • gift wrapping
  • client assistance with choosing gifts
  • childcare assistance
For details about this organization, click here: IMPRINTS

We will meet at the C.E. Building at 8:30 a.m. this Saturday to carpool.


Thursday, December 20th from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. - we will be helping Grace House and Aids Care Services with their holiday party.

For details about this organization, please visit their website at http://www.aidscareservice.org/

They need six volunteers for this event - two individuals have signed up thus far. Email me at chrisponjican@hotmail.com if you are interested in helping Heavenview with this Serving Our Generation opportunity.

Thanks a million!

Sunday, December 9, 2007


Thanks to all who participated in yesterday's Serving Our Generation efforts!

If you are interested in getting involved, please email Dan or Christie at

December 8th at Second Harvest Food Bank

Wendy made boxes for us to fill with canned food items for the hungry.

Wendy, Sheri, Peggy and Sheri's youth group sorting canned food items.
Sheri, Jake and Peggy working together for a worthy cause.

Will was our supervisor, from Second Harvest - he kept us very busy!

Sharing a testimony

Here is a testimony of how God can use you.

It was my first time helping this 85 year old woman.

She lives by herself in an apartment complex for the elderly. I went there to clean for her.

She was very sick and was feeling so miserable. She told me that her son wanted to take her to the doctor but she didn't know if she would go. She really didn't know what to do.

I had no idea of what she believed. It was my first day meeting her.

I asked her if she believed God could heal her. She said that she did. I said"Do you mind if I pray for you?" She said she didn't mind. I laid my hand on her and prayed for God to just touch her with the hem of His garment and speak healing to her in the Name of Jesus!

She thanked me. I told her I believed in miracles and God still performs miracles!

It was so awesome!

It is so cool how God can use us and how He wants us to be His hands. Every day we have an opportunity to reach out and touch people for God!

Peggy has attended Heavenview for a few months and is actively involved in Serving Our Generation.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

January 12 is our First Serving Our Generation effort in 2008!

We will be going to the Ronald McDonald House on Saturday, January 12.

More details to come... in the meantime, check out the RMH site by clicking this link: http://www.wshouse.org/

Monday, November 19, 2007

Saturday, December 8th

We have several options for our service opportunity on December 8th.

Sign-up to serve at the Second Harvest Food Bank from 9 a.m. until Noon. Sign-up at Heavenview or to Christie by email at chrisponjican@hotmail.com.

The Heavenview choir will be singing at Baptist Hospital on the 8th as well.

Great things are happening at Heavenview!


Sunday, November 11, 2007

December's Serving our Generation community effort

The date of our next Serving our Generation community effort will be December 8th.

We have several opportunities that you can be involved in on that day... stay tuned for further details.

Pictures of us Serving our Generation at Second Harvest

Peggy sorting
and tooth

Herman and Mike loading boxes
filled with canned food items for
the hungry
Sam and Dan spray painting signs for Second Harvest's fundraising efforts

Herman was in charge of the hand-truck

Christie... caught building her own pyramid - and having a blast!
Sam was on the painting crew - spray painting that is...

Rachel, Renee and Jessica made a pyramid with Hamburger Helper =)

Amanda, Peggy and Carla created Holiday Cards for Second Harvest fundraising efforts

Bro. McBride was the Quality Control guy at the Holiday Card table

Pam helped with sorting and boxing toothbrushes

Pastor Dan, our fearless S.O.S. coordinator, was on the painting crew

Lashawnda's smile is contagious

What else can we say?

Giving of ourselves really feels like the right thing to do.

We show God's love in a practical way by serving others and meeting a need.

If you are interested in serving with us, contact chrisponjican@hotmail.com

Pictures of Serving our Generation at Second Harvest

From the Second Harvest Food Drives...

To the Second Harvest Warehouse

Melvin created boxes for sorted canned foods

Donna worked beside UNC Alumni on the sorting assembly line

Second Harvest Food Bank in Winston-Salem

We arrived yesterday at Second Harvest to find a number of other volunteers.

We enjoyed creating holiday cards, packaging toothbrushes, sorting foods and spray painting pieces that will be used in the upcoming food drive efforts for Second Harvest.

We made many great connections in the community and look forward to what lies ahead.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Our November Serving our Generation community effort

November's event will take place at Second Harvest Food Bank in Winston-Salem.

If you are interested in learning more about Second Harvest, their website is: http://hungernwnc.org/

We will have a sign-up sheet on Sunday, October 21st - we can only accept the first twenty-five that sign their name on the dotted line! =)

We hope to see you there!

Pictures of Grace House

Mike - carrying leaves to the curb

(Many thanks to Mike and his wife Donna. They have been instrumental in our S.O.S. planning and in making today's opportunity a success!)

Donna loves gardening and landscaping!

Josh was determined to mow the lawn - the mower seemed to keep stalling - but he stuck with it!

Carla, Michaela and Kim - raking leaves - and today is Kim's Birthday!!!

Pictures of Grace House

Peggy L. wanted to spend her entire time at Grace House washing the inside AND outside of the Grace House van. Go Peggy! (Genee and Heather helped!)

Peggy L. working hard on the outside of the Grace House van.

Dan and Herman were taking care of business by pruning the trees in the Grace House Parking Area. (Peggy R. and Christie called them their "muscle men")

Grace House - October 13, 2007

Our team went to Grace House in Winston-Salem today.

We believe in serving our generation (serving our communities) to show God's love in a practical way.

You do not have to be a member of Heavenview to participate in our monthly projects - please contact us to learn about upcoming service opportunities. (Christie's email is chrisponjican@hotmail.com)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Grace House - October 13th

Our Serving our Generation team will be going to The Grace House in Winston Salem North Carolina for a community work day. We will be meeting at the Heavienview UPC fellowship hall at 8:30am before heading out to The Grace House for our day of volunteer work.

For more information about The Grace House visit


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Welcome to the Serving Our Generation Blog

Stay tuned for updates on ways Heavenview UPC is Serving Their Generation in Winston Salem, North Carolina.