FICC Transformation Project “MAD 2017 Children Volunteers”

These awesome children are displaying some artwork that will be placed into a bag with a tulip bulb and message of love. Under the direction of Tina Cali and Hannah Kreitzer (photo credit), FICC Children’s Ministry leaders, the kids were excited to be a part of a Make A Difference Day community outreach. Over a… Continue reading FICC Transformation Project “MAD 2017 Children Volunteers”

FICC Transformation Project “Make a Difference Day 2017”

Make a Difference Day is about improving the lives of others. It is one of the largest organized efforts to bring volunteers together on a single day to make an impact through volunteer service. This year, Make a Difference Day was held on October 28, 2017. Locally, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, is celebrating twenty years of participation.… Continue reading FICC Transformation Project “Make a Difference Day 2017”

FICC Transformation Project October 25, 2016 “The Overwhelming Pile of Dirt”

With the winter season quickly approaching and a  goal to cultivate, fertilize and fill the lower bank with plants and spring bulbs, a decision had to be made about the extent of fertilization. Of all the areas on the church property, the lower bank in the former grotto area was the “most fertile.” There were some patches… Continue reading FICC Transformation Project October 25, 2016 “The Overwhelming Pile of Dirt”

FICC Transformation Project October 15, 2016 “Landscaping Party”

After the grotto removal on October 5, 2016, there was a significant amount of debris. Some of the stones were too large to move, so in lieu of trying to clean up large rocks, there was a “landscaping party” held on October 15, 2016, to clean up the stones that fell on the area already… Continue reading FICC Transformation Project October 15, 2016 “Landscaping Party”

FICC Transformation Project October 5, 2016 “Grotto Removal”

To date, all of the work being done outside could be completed with minimal specialized equipment. The next big milestone was removal of the grotto that originally held a statue of the Virgin Mary. The statue had already been moved to another place, but the grotto, a large stone structure held together by massive amounts… Continue reading FICC Transformation Project October 5, 2016 “Grotto Removal”

FICC Transformation Project October 4, 2016 “Scope Creep”

Only days after the continuous improvement plan was issued the first scope creep occurred. It’s funny how priorities can be established (in writing) and change on a whim. Earlier in the day, I stopped by over the lunch hour to dump dirt, plant day lilies, move some river stones and clean up branches. In the… Continue reading FICC Transformation Project October 4, 2016 “Scope Creep”