Brie Winder’s church, the Lawrence First Church of the Nazarene, was looking for ways to serve the Lawrence community. While they planned to continue serving meals at L.I.N.K. Brie wondered what it would be like, since the dining room is closed due to COVID-19. While dropping off food she noticed that someone had written “We are not less than” on the door frame to the LINK .
Brie says that reading these words, “Struck my heart”.
She summoned her church and a volunteer painting crew and set to work, giving the L.I.N.K. meal site a cheery and clean facelift!
We cannot wait to serve meals again from our dining room and we are certainly looking forward to the response from our guests when they see the new look!
Continue with our interview with Brie below the slide show.
From Drap to Dapper (with the help of our friends)
- Did you have any other personal or church related experiences with LINK prior to deciding to do the project? If so, please enlighten us.
Our church has been providing meals to the LINK community for close to 20 years. It has been something our congregation looks forward to every time our turn comes up. I, and my children, have enjoyed helping prepare and serve the meals at LINK for the last 10 years. It is something that my family has participated in for three generations.
- What, if any, were some of the funny or interesting highlights while doing the project.
I loved spending time with Daryl, Calvin, Bonnie, Deb and Kevin. They all made me laugh every single day. Laughing together is certainly a great way to create a bond to last a lifetime.
Highlights: You know when you are cleaning and sorting through things there is always something found that should remain lost. I won’t say what the item was but the shock produced so much laughter which quickly became inside jokes among myself and the LINK staff/volunteers.
For me personally, this was a great opportunity to “Let Go and Let Others.” I am usually a “I am woman, hear me roar” person but this experience allowed me the opportunity to let our helpers shine! I enjoyed getting to know the volunteers and I appreciated their desire to help me with whatever I needed.
- We love the colors. How did you decide on the colors?
The blue on the upper walls was actually chosen by Wendi Meisenheimer. Once the blue was complete I couldn’t leave the wainscoting undone and we had paint left from one of our painting projects at the church that would complement the blue so I got permission to use it at LINK. I think the colors came together beautifully!
We are grateful for Brie and her team:
Painters: Congregation members of Lawrence First Church of the Nazarene
Project expenses: Lawrence First Church of the Nazarene – Paint and Supplies
Brie Winder: Final touches