BELFAST, Maine — Scott Baker, pastor of Little River Church, and members of the congregation are planning something different this Easter weekend.
“We are having what we are calling our ‘Take It to the Streets’ weekend. This is going to be a weekend in which we are going to be doing various service projects in our community on both Saturday and Sunday. We are not having a service on Easter Sunday, instead we are going to be out serving our community. We are hoping that this will have a big impact on our community, as a matter of fact we are expecting God to do something BIG,” he said.
Some of the projects planned are:
• Free car washes.
• Free windshield wiper fluid refills.
• Free oil changes.
• Going to a laundry and handing out quarters and packages of soap.
• Community Easter egg hunt.
• Easter lunch at a public facility for those less fortunate.
• Giving socks to residents of local nursing homes while children sing to them.
Baker said the purpose in doing the projects is to “show our community that we love them, but more importantly that God loves them.”
Recently, the church changed its name from Little River Baptist Church to Little River Church in order to remove another barrier that may prevent people from going to church.
“We are hoping that many seeds will be planted this weekend but also that our people will develop a greater compassion for the people in our community and a greater heart to serve and love them,” Baker said.
For information or to assist in the project, call Baker at the church office at 338-1006, or at 930-5972.