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This summer (June-August), Veritas will be introducing some new learning and service opportunities, as well as scaling back in some areas in order to make space for these! We pray that the fruit of a simplified yet intentional summer will be refreshment within the body and growth in our witness to the surrounding community.


SERVICE PROJECTS

Veritas is excited to partner with Ruskin Elementary School at two events this August - welcoming students and families to the new school year. Entering a new grade level, or, for many, entering school for the first time, can bring feelings of both excitement and anxiety. These events are a wonderful opportunity for our church to practically love our Twin Towers neighbors. Whether you are firing up the grill or finger painting with Kindergartners - being present with a friendly smile and "Hello!" can make a world of a difference in helping a student feel comfortable (and in turn, find success!) at school. We hope that you will join us for one of the service projects below!

Contact Sarah Drake with any questions or to volunteer!
Sarah Drake
513-649-4575
sarahrebekahdrake@gmail.com

Location: Ruskin Elementary School, 407 Ambrose Ct, Dayton, OH 45410

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MON 8/5: RUSKIN PRE-K/K ORIENTATION

The following are by no means requirements - all are welcome!
However, this project is especially for you, if:

  • You are available in the afternoon

  • You are more suited to seated, indoor activities

  • You are unable to make it to the big Open House on 8/13

The Orientation event is in need of approximately 6 people to assist with indoor activities, storytime, and clean up for the youngest of the Ruskin students! General event info from Ruskin can be found on Facebook.

>>> Activity descriptions and Veritas volunteer sign-up can be found here! <<<

Please sign up or contact Sarah Drake by FRI, AUG 2nd

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TUES 8/13: RUSKIN OPEN HOUSE

The following are by no means requirements - all are welcome!
However, this project is especially for you, if:

  • You are available in the evening

  • You have never served at Ruskin before!

  • You are currently debating between the Orientation or Open House project

The Open House event planning is still in progress, and will be a much bigger endeavor than the Orientation!

Veritas will be leading a beautification project in the front flower bed, organizing an accompanying craft, providing food, cooking, and serving dinner to guests. General event info from Ruskin can be found on Facebook.

>>> More details to come! But, in the meantime, if you are willing and able to help in any of the following ways - please contact Sarah Drake as soon as possible :)

  • Tilling and preparing a garden bed prior to the event date

  • Assisting children in planting flowers

  • Planning a craft project

  • Shopping for bulk food items

  • Preparing food before the event

  • Grilling and/or serving food

  • Set up or tear down

As always, thank you for your continued willingness to engage with our city through service projects such as these. Looking forward to serving together!


Community Relationships

Summer is a time when people are outside more often, so we’re encouraging everyone to spend time showing hospitality to your neighbors! In order to allow more intentional space for this, City Groups will meet once a month, on the first Sunday of each month, rather than every week. We’d encourage you to spend time with other Veritas members outside of your city group, invite non-Christians over to your house for dinner, throw a neighborhood barbecue, etc!


 
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We are excited to launch Veritas: Equip - a series of workshops designed to both edify and challenge our body of believers in our ministry to one another and in our mission to the world. We invite you and your city group to attend two Saturday workshops created and taught by Pastor Dan Turner. These will all take place at Arbor Baptist Church in Dayton from 9AM-3PM. If you can’t attend the date your group is assigned to, we’d love for you to join the other class date! Learn more and register here: veritasdayton.org/equip

Growth: Redefining Ministry

  • July 13 - North/South Kettering, and Walnut Hills City Groups

  • Aug 24 - Linden Heights, Huffman, and Mid-Week City Groups

Growth: Redefining Mission

  • Sept 21 - North/South Kettering, and Walnut Hills City Groups

  • Oct 26 - Linden Heights, Huffman, and Mid-Week City Groups


SUNDAY MORNING CHANGES

While we will continue to faithfully gather and worship together on the Lord’s day, we will be scaling back a few of our Sunday morning ministries to give opportunity for our serving teams to reset and refresh. This includes Family Ministry taking a break from the Pre-K (4-5) class from June-August, but continuing to offer the Infants and Toddlers classrooms (0-3). Hospitality set-up and refreshments will also be lighter than normal.