Ways You Can Help

To get involved, please email Joel Rishel at jrishel@myfefc.org.

Before Summer Blast:

  • Praying. Last year we had 45 Prayer Partners. I would like to have 75 this year! Beginning in May I will send out prayer needs and updates every few weeks.
  • Distributing yard signs. We will have 100 Yard Signs that need to be put up within a 5 miles radius. They should be placed in high visibility, public areas with permission in the middle of May, and removed by July 31st.

The Week of Summer Blast:

  • Making food for teen volunteers. We will have about 75 hungry teens and young adults who need to be fed prior to our daily huddle at 5:30 each night. Food should be prepped and delivered to the Fireplace Room by 5:00 p.m. You can either make and donate the food, or you can turn in the receipts for reimbursement.
  • Preparing snacks for campers. We are praying for 200 campers in Summer Blast & Summer POP, and we will provide them with a snack each night. Snacks should be prepped and delivered to the Kitchen by 7:00 p.m.
  • Monitoring campers. If our teen leaders have any difficulty with campers during the program, they will bring the camper to what we’re calling a Wrap-Around. That’s a mature adult who will oversee the camper until the camper is able to return to the program. Background check required.
  • Driving vans. Many of the campers come from McKeesport and have no means of transportation to our church. They will need to be picked up beginning at 5:15 p.m. and taken back home after the program at 9:00 p.m. Background check required.
  • Greeting. Last year 61% of the Summer Blast campers were not from our church. At least three of these families are now attending our church regularly. Greeters will be available at 5:30 p.m. to welcome and greet parents as they arrive with their kids, answer questions, and give directions. They will also be available during camper pick up at 9:00 p.m. Background check required.
  • Listening to campers say verses. Campers have verses to memorize each day, and we need people who can listen to them say their verses from 5:45-6:30 p.m. Background check required.

To get involved, please email Joel Rishel at jrishel@myfefc.org.