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VantagePoint Church Event to Provide Free Entertainment Labor Day Weekend

BY MONIQUE WHRITENOUR

Eastvale – This Labor Day Weekend, VantagePoint Church will conclude its successful Summer of Love campaign with a free evening of entertainment for the whole family.

The event, Flicks and Food Trucks, will be held on Sunday, August 31 at the Roosevelt High School outdoor amphitheater.  In addition to food trucks and a screening of the film “How to Train Your Dragon,” the festivities will also include games, raffles, an inflatable obstacle course, and a rock climbing wall.

“This summer, VantagePoint Church went out into the community and passed out water, Starbucks coffee cards, and Redbox movie codes.  We also fed the homeless and served more than 325 athletes at our Friday Night Lights Football and Cheer Camp,” said Monique Whritenour, director of community outreach.  “Flicks and Food Trucks is the final event in our Summer of Love.  It will provide the entire community with free entertainment in a safe environment.”

This is the second year that VantagePoint Church has hosted Flicks and Food Trucks.  Last year, more than 1,000 people were in attendance.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a performance by the band Western Express.  The movie will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Everything will be free, with the exception of food purchases.

“This summer, VantagePoint Church invested 1,025 service hours into being living proof of a loving God,” Whritenour said.  “Flicks and Food Trucks will be a great way to wrap up our successful Summer of Love campaign and will also allow us to celebrate Labor Day with our local community.  It is going to be a blast!”

For more information, contact Monique Whritenour at (909) 465-9700.

 

 

 

Eastvale: Free Sports Camp Promises Fun for the Whole Family

BY MONIQUE WHRITENOUR

 

Eastvale – Local youngsters will soon have the chance to learn the finer points of football and cheerleading at a free clinic taught by some of the region’s most dedicated athletes.

 

Vantage Point Church is joining forces with Roosevelt High School’s football team and cheerleading squad to coach 1st through 8th Graders during a two-hour camp on Fri., July 18.

 

The Friday Night Lights Football and Cheer Camp, which begins with check-in at 5 p.m., will feature fun activities for all ages.  Campers and non-campers alike will be able to enjoy food, games, and an inflatable obstacle course throughout the evening.

 

The camp will be held between 6 and 8 p.m.  Following the camp, there will be an outdoor movie for the entire family to enjoy.

 

“VantagePoint Church is thrilled to have this opportunity to help promote Eastvale pride,” said Monique Whritenour, director of the church’s community outreach efforts.  “We are incredibly proud to team up with the wonderful people of Roosevelt Football who have been working hard to give back to their community through volunteer work and community events.”

 

According to organizers, the Friday Night Lights Football and Cheer Camp is designed to provide its participants with a free, positive sport and coaching experience.  Roosevelt High School Football Coach, Tony Barile, will be heading up the camp and teaching a football clinic for more advanced players.

 

Young athletes of all skill levels are encouraged to attend and the first 300 campers will receive t-shirts.

 

“At VantagePoint Church, we are planning on making this a ‘Summer of Love’ for our community,” Whritenour said.  “This is the first of several events we have scheduled that will enable us to be living proof of a loving God.”

 

The Friday Night Lights Football and Cheer Camp is also being sponsored by Eastvale Pop Warner, Eastvale Mustangs JAAF, Eastvale Nutrishop, CYSC All Stars, and Diamond Elite Gymnastics.  For more information, call (909) 465-9700.

 

 

 

 

 

EASTVALE – Helping Others Can Help Ourselves

Pastor Mark Lee Vantage Point Church

Pastor Mark Lee of Vantage Point Church in Eastvale

By Pastor Mark Lee

According to a report issued by the Corporation for National and Community Service, there are approximately 64 million people in the United States who donate more than 8 billion hours of time to their communities annually. In terms of the national economy, these contributions are valued at nearly $175 billion dollars. However, the rewards for the volunteers themselves are priceless.

While the United States celebrates April as National Volunteer Month, much will be said about the ways volunteerism benefits communities. But, we should also remember that there is much to be gained through community service. As the poet Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”

Studies show that volunteer work has the ability to increase self-confidence, combat depression, and diminish the symptoms of chronic pain. And these are just the health benefits! Serving others can also improve professional skills, build relationships, and provide career experience. However, the greatest benefit of unselfish, humble service is the fact that it gives us the opportunity to mature and grow as individuals.

In Acts 20:23, the apostle Luke wrote, “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remember the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Sure, there are a million reasons why you can’t volunteer – you don’t have the time, you don’t have the money, and you may not even have the desire. And true, the world will continue to revolve if you do not serve. Your community will continue to thrive and your neighbors will be okay. But will you?

VantagePoint Church meets at Roosevelt High School on Sundays at 8:30, 10, and 11:30 a.m.