An all-in job fair

An all-in job fair

Twice a year, the Care Center hosts a job fair featuring local employers seeking to fill roles in their organizations—and Thursday's was the highest attended yet! More than 130 employers filled the Main Lobby and Mezzanine level, offering a wide array of opportunities for those seeking employment. "As a church, we can feel very encouraged and motivated that employers from the surrounding communities are so enthusiastic about coming to our campus," says Care Center Program Manager Anne Rand.

Hundreds of participants flooded the church, many coming early to receive free haircuts, get a resume review, capture a headshot, or pick out the perfect outfit. The lobby buzzed with energy as people explored the job options available to them. "There is a trust that has been built over the years that every organization and person who comes in our doors will be welcomed, valued, and supported by our team of friendly volunteers," continues Anne. "You can feel that positive energy as you walk around the job fair." 

A core group of Guest Experience volunteers came to greet, hold doors, and provide direction, creating a fantastic first impression. A team of therapy dogs also joined in, seeking to ease nerves, put smiles on faces, and lighten the atmosphere during a potentially stressful job hunt. "This really is the church shining bright," says Guest Experience Director Joy DeLaere. "We love to show people that they are welcome here, and so many were willing to jump in and enthusiastically serve attendees and employers any way they could." 

Learn more about the Care Center's employment services here

The Road to Peace: Workshops to go deeper

Last weekend, we launched a resource called the Road to Peace, a process of reflection, forgiveness, and confession, culminating with surrender at the cross. The Road to Peace is an individual journey you are encouraged to share with your small group and close community. 

Begin by watching the teaching by Discipleship Director Rick Shurtz. If you didn't receive a journal, you can download a copy here to take notes during the message. 

You can go deeper by attending an upcoming workshop. "We know people are in different places on their journey—some needing to redeem pain, discover the power of Scripture, gain tips on parenting through difficult times, or even navigate the complexities of depression," says Rick. "I encourage you to explore the upcoming workshops and find one—or more—that will help you on this journey."

Learn more about the Road to Peace and discover all upcoming workshops here.

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