Horizon Community Church Adopts Tualatin Elementary

on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Posted in Stories, Happenings, School Partnership Network

Horizon Community Church Adopts Tualatin Elementary
Friday, April 28th was busier than most school days for 140 students and a good number of adults from Horizon Christian School. Instead of spending the day in their own classrooms, they worked 4-6 hours at Tualatin Elementary, a nearby public school. Armed with great attitudes and over $4,600 in donated supplies from local businesses, this energetic group of volunteers served in a variety of ways – building picnic tables, planting flowers, providing lunch for all 60 members of the teaching staff, washing 50 designated staff cars, painting, cleaning library shelves, washing windows, scrubbing lunch tables, reading with individual students, doing recess, helping teachers in a number of classrooms and much more. It was a phenomenal day! As you might imagine, the staff and students at Tualatin Elementary school were overwhelmed and extremely happy.

Pastor Stan Russell of Horizon Community Church and Horizon Christian School says that he is hopeful that this is just the beginning of a long term relationship between Horizon and Tualatin Elementary. Both groups seem open and anxious to build a sustainable, year-round partnership. The volunteers provided by the church and school, combined with the generous donations of local businesses like Costco, Parr Lumber, Fred Meyer, Baja Fresh, Hayden’s Lakefront Grill, Adidas and Chad Forrester, made this a day that truly made an impact on the entire community. It just goes to show what can happen with a little elbow grease and a willing spirit!