A few months ago, we were challenged as a church to “Engage: Garrett,” as a way to connect and serve the communities around County Line. Several people have taken advantage of this through the restore grants. As we continue to engage the community of Garrett we need to be aware of the needs and respond accordingly. We ask that you pray for these ministries that are happening at the JAM Center whether you can volunteer or not. Ask God to send workers.
As we seek God’s plan for County Line through Engage: Garrett, we wanted to make you aware of some needs. The JAM Center in Garrett is looking for volunteers to work with their teen programs. There are several opportunities each utilizing a variety of gifts. The JAM Center believes that by building relationships with teens, role models can share their faith and lives can be changed.
SeaPerch – This new program will start in September and meets on Monday afternoons. SeaPerch focuses on helping teens utilize STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) to create, test, navigate, and compete with aquatic robots. Problem-solving, team work, work ethics, personal health, and purpose are all incorporated into the weekly meetings.
Club JAM- Tuesday and Thursday afternoons teens spend time at Club JAM. During this after-school experience, the teens spend time together playing games, learning life lessons, creating, laughing, having fun, and even eating a meal. Through interactions with positive adult role models, the teens develop relationships that provide them with much-needed support.
Girls Club – In this small group setting on Wednesday afternoons teen girls are taught valuable life skills with the support of both older teens and adult role models. Weekly topics including personal hygiene, internet safety, self-esteem, cooking, sewing, and so much more are presented along with special activities and a meal. Through this small group, they experience a support family and care for one another while learning and having fun.
Boys Club – On Friday afternoons male adult role models meet with the teen boys to build relationships at Boys Club. During this small group, the boys play games, engage in activities, share a meal, have fun, and learn about how to be a gentleman. Through this small group they experience male support, bond with one another, care for one another all while learning and having fun.
Ways to help:
-Volunteer time to be a leader for one or more of these programs
-Donate snacks, meal items, or make an entire meal
-Volunteer to be a guest speaker or activity leader for a particular topic you are passionate about
-Donate needed resources
Contact Sue Blotkamp at 260-553-1400 for complete details