Hi my name is Kennedy Ubinger and I am a youth member here at the Kirk. I am a sophomore at Green Hope High School and I have been asked to share with you today a story about how the church has changed my life. I don’t know about you but that is a hard question. My biggest problem was “a Story.”
I could talk about ASP which included 8 hour work days applying siding and painting a porch. As well as cutting back bushes and hauling buckets of water for our homeowner who had no plumbing. I could talk about CROSS which included 6 hour work days going to different places like rehabilitation centers, and memory care facilities where we talked and comforted the attendees. I could talk about Massaneta Springs Middle school youth conference which included service projects as well as digging deep and enriching my own faith. I could talk about the Confirmation DC mission trip in which we spent four days helping out and providing service to various places around downtown DC. I could talk about the Kirk’s summer enrichment program in which I helped out twice a week over the summer to provide the children of Wren Drive a meal and a fun way to enjoy their summer break for free. As well as provide them with a meal to take home for their family to enjoy. I could talk about youth group which is held every Sunday night here at the Kirk for grades 6-12. In which we do various activities of service and fun. I could talk about our youth choir here at the Kirk which includes going to practice every Sunday night and frequent Performances in church. As well as an annual trip on spring break to share our music throughout different areas around the east coast. I could talk about church wide activities like Stop Hunger Now which includes packaging meals for people who are in impoverished areas around the world. I could talk about the church service itself. In which we all come together to enrich our faith every week listening to stories, speeches, and songs from fellow members and pastors. I could also talk about how the Kirk affects my daily life. Coming here and learning with all of these activities and trips affects my decisions daily. I guess it’s safe to say that the church impacts and changes my life every day.
So how can I choose “a story” from which the Kirk changes my life if it happens every day? That’s a tough question. But what I do know is that none of these life changing experiences would be possible without the Kirk. Your pledges help the church change lives just like mine. When you increase your pledge you’re not only changing lives at one time but every day.
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