The Second Annual Butler Mission Week (BMW) celebrated the weeklong event with a free community Block Party on Friday, July 19th. The Block Party was held on the lawn of Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital.
Over 227 volunteers worked in multiple shifts each day throughout the week, following the biblical command “Love Thy Neighbor” . They did so by participating in community service projects and intentional acts of kindness. According to program director, Andrea Van Auken, the goal was simple, to “Take care of the town we live in.”
The volunteers participated in a variety of events throughout the week and impacted over 90,000 people in Butler County. The week also served as a mission week for the middle school and high school kids who stayed at the church all week.
BMW was conceived of by the Co-Pastors of Hope Covenant Church. The church’s vision is to “Be Known, Belong, Be Love. We believe it is important for people to be known by God through intentional discipleship, to belong to a community through authentic relationships, and to be love through serving others.