Friday, September 26, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

The BIG SLIDE at Sonshine Community Park

A day of JOY and PRAISE at St. John's

The school body and guests surrounded the park with prayer and praise today, Monday, September 15.  May God bless this place with opportunities to share His Love amidst the joy and laughter of His children.

Grades K-2 had the first opportunity to play on the equipment.

It twirls and BOUNCES!

Monday, September 8, 2014

It is all coming together!

We talked with Henry and Jen, the tile installers and asked them how Sonshine Community Park compared to other playgrounds they have worked on.  Henry rated it as a 8.7 out of  10.  He commented that they had put together one larger playground in the Des Moines area.  God has truly blessed us here at St. John's.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tile installation ramps up!

The grids are being chalked.

Roscoe, the playground tile installer's mascot

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Day Four- volunteers arrive!

THANK YOU!!!!!  God provided many Christ filled volunteers to help with the construction of Sonshine Community Park today.  Thank you to the men, women, young men and young ladies who worked so hard to bring this place of discipleship into a reality.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

End of Day One

Construction BEGINS!

 Construction on Sonshine Community Park began today, August 14.  Volunteers are needed Monday, August 18 at 11:00 through Wednesday, August 20.  There will be light work (sorting and verifying parts) to assembling, to shoveling and moving dirt.

Please plan to volunteer to bring this phase to fruition!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Just IN!!! We will BREAK GROUND on Sonshine Community Park

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!  We have rested the $170,000 dollar mark and we will break ground as soon as Monday.  Equipment is scheduled to arrive and the dirt will be reshaped, possibly starting Monday!  The playground equipment will arrive and be installed August 18-20, and the rubber surfacing will be installed beginning Monday, August 25.  God is so Good!

Now, have you ordered your picket???  Order forms will be available at Registration.  Spread the good news!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sonshine Community Park Fundraising Update

Latest total is in-  We are now at $157,000.  Praise God for His generosity and the support of His people.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Gifts and Pledges continue to climb!

God continues to bless us through the generosity of His people.  We have received over $150,000 in gifts and pledges as of today, July 14.  I have the privilege of signing and faxing the purchase order for the equipment and surfacing today.  The actual playground equipment and benches came to $57,068.00 and the surfacing cost is $76,787.  I am so thankful to the many men and women who have worked to make this a reality.  Please thank our Lord and rejoice.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sonshine Community Park total climbs to $148,500

The new total is in!  We now have an additional $7,500 in pledges and funds.  Praise God from whom all things flow!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Sonshine Community Park Update

Exciting Update!!!  The Sonshine Community Park announced that the first milestone of $140,000 has been achieved.  This means that the equipment and surfacing will be ordered.  The next goal is to raise an additional $30,000, bring the total to $170,000.  When this goal is reached, ground will be broken and construction will begin.  God continues to bless us through the work of his dedicated servants.  Click here to go to the Sonshine Community Park website to learn more about this exciting discipleship venture.

How can you help?

  • Bathe this process in prayer, acknowledging that the project is in the Lord's hands
  • Consider a one time gift
  • Make a two year pledge
  • Purchase a picket to recognize a child of any age 
  • Talk to community members about Sonshine Community Park and share the opportunity to give