Flower City Work Camp is an event orchestrated by a team of local volunteers that brings together hundreds of students and adults across the city of Rochester to provide material care, love, compassion and truth to needy people in our city. Spanning denominations and associations, this eclectic group of Christ-followers join hands for one week each year to attempt to make a difference in Rochester: in order that the City might see Jesus.
The history of this event and how it came to exist are fascinating pieces of church culture in our area, and are worth exploring. You can find lots of information about this event and its coordinators on their website HERE.
Check out this video as a recap from last year:
Northridge Church and NYM have participated in this event for many years now, and we plan to continue that this year. FCWC will take place during the Rochester area schools' Spring Break - April 2-6, 2018. Students who participate will have sessions at a host church, Browncroft Community Church, hear from great speakers and worship with fellow believers from across the east side of Rochester. Then, they will spend their days putting on sidewalk clubs, running basketball camps for kids, and otherwise serving the people of Rochester.
We're excited to participate again, but we need Parent and Adult Participation to make this event possible!
In order to prepare food, oversee the details and facilitate the service projects, the Flower City leadership requires a clear ratio of adult to student participation. There are lots of details on their website about this vital role that adults play, and we would love to see a large number of parents and adults jump in to serve in order to be able to send as many students as we can to this event.
There are a variety of levels of participation: from overnight, to one meal to multiple days, you can find a way to serve that fits your schedule and interests! The deadline for application to serve in this way is coming up in December, but we'd love to give you a chance to express interest if you think you might be able to help NYM, Flower City and this event become a reality: Just click HERE and indicate interest! We'll follow up with the options of what would be best for you.