Photos from the Recent All Valley Youth Rally
“The Neighborhood House” located in Steubenville is the longest operating daycare and preschool in Jefferson County. It is a non-profit organization that provides child care services to all families. Cost is on a sliding scale based on the ability to pay. It is subsidized by the Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services. Many of the children who attend are court appointed.
Since April is Child Abuse Prevention month, the Outreach Commission has contacted Sandy Grimm, a board member, and asked how we could help. Sandy was so excited to hear from us and has asked for a variety of items which benefit the children. The items requested are really inexpensive items such as gold fish crackers, soup, diapers etc etc.
In keeping with the Children’s Service theme of’ pinwheels for prevention’, we will once again place a “Pinwheel of Hope” tree in our Narthex. Please consider taking a pinwheel from the tree and purchase the item that has been placed on the pinwheel. Simply bring the item back to the Narthex and place your item under the tree sometime during the month of April. We will then take the items to The Neighborhood House.
If you would like more information about The Neighborhood House, brochures will be available.
Please remember these children in your prayers.
Photo from the All Valley Youth Ralley
January 25th, 2015
Mike & Shelby Styer
Photos from the recent Youth Skating Trip
February 8th, 2015
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Souper Bowl of Caring
The Starkdale Youth ministry put on a "Souper Bowl of Caring" event and collected $400 and canned and dry goods for the Urban Mission Ministry here in Steubenville. High school students Gabrielle Peterson (photo, left) and Miranda Parkinson from Catholic Central HS did a wonderful job coordinating this event which took place Sunday Feb 1st.
More than 20 years ago, the Souper Bowl of Caring began with a simple prayer from a single youth group:
“Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat.”
Since that day, more than $90 million has been raised for local charities across the country through Souper Bowl of Caring. It has become a powerful movement that is transforming the time around Super Bowl weekend into the nation’s largest celebration of giving and serving.
Through this mission, young people learn what it’s like to make a positive difference in the world – as they collect food, raise money and volunteer to work in charities that provide shelter to the homeless, food to the hungry and compassion to those in need.
Photo from L-R Gabrielle Peterson (Steubenville HS), Ashley Steele (Urban Mission), Cynthia Smith (Urban Mission), Bobbyjon Bauman (Starkdale Pastor of Youth and Young Families)
Photos from the recent Walt Mueller Event
Here are a few photos from the Walt Mueller event on January 21st. Walt is shown in one photo with Superintendent of the Steubenville City Schools, Melinda Young, and the other photo is of Bobbyjon Bauman with Walt. The setting in the Auditorium was the "Social Media" seminar with 300 teachers and staff personnel from Steubenville HS and the other photos are from the evening "No Parent Left Behind" seminar (which had 100 in attendance).