I Heart 2014 // August 5 - 9

   Grove Church, from August 7 - 11, 2013 you were the church. You got up early. Super early. You were here 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, 5 days, or 6 days. You made sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, chicken, coffee, waffles, sausages, lunches, salads, and many meals for our VBS kids. You greeted people every morning with a smile on your face. You helped park cars. You used your own tools and gas. You watched babies. You servedin VBS. You played with kids all day long and helped them see Jesus. 

   You wore a freshly laundered neon green t-shirt everyday. You shoveled, wheelbarrowed, raked, yards and yards of bark. You gave students schools to be proud of. You pulled thousands of weeds at our local schools. You painted foursquare courts, hopscotch courts, parking lines, safety lines, and painted the USA. You painted an entire school. You mowed, edged, weed eaten, and shoveled gravel. You redid an entire track that before look like a farm field. You taught children about Jesus. You built a water slide for our kids.
 
   You made places in Marysville look beautiful again. You built brand new dugouts. You painted park benches, basketball lines, and old bridges at parks. You gave families a place to have a picnic. You painted red, gray, and white and you did it with style. You pulled ivy out. You replaced rotten wood on portable ramps. You pressured washed ramps, buildings, and sidewalks. You made school courtyards look brand new. You pulled stumps out with shovels and your bare hands. You loaded and unloaded hundreds of garbage cans in dump trucks. You made schools look like new parks. You gave children an opportunity to fall in love with sports. You built and painted brand new benches in replace of old rotten ones. You got stung by bees. Lots of bees. You never complained. You took kids to the skate inn. You put gift bags together. You donated funds to make I Heart Marysville happen. You smiled. You laughed. You cried.
 
You made a huge impact in your city. You made us proud. You are the church, a Child of God, a blessing. You deserve a huge thank you. Thank You. THANK YOU!
 
 

   Grove Church, from August 7 - 11, you were the church. You got up early. Super early. You were here 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, 5 days, or 6 days. You made sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, chicken, coffee, waffles, sausages, lunches, salads, and many meals for our VBS kids. You greeted people every morning with a smile on your face. You helped park cars. You used your own tools and gas. You watched babies. You servedin VBS. You played with kids all day long and helped them see Jesus. 

   You wore a freshly laundered neon green t-shirt everyday. You shoveled, wheelbarrowed, raked, yards and yards of bark. You gave students schools to be proud of. You pulled thousands of weeds at our local schools. You painted foursquare courts, hopscotch courts, parking lines, safety lines, and painted the USA. You painted an entire school. You mowed, edged, weed eaten, and shoveled gravel. You redid an entire track that before look like a farm field. You taught children about Jesus. You built a water slide for our kids.
 
   You made places in Marysville look beautiful again. You built brand new dugouts. You painted park benches, basketball lines, and old bridges at parks. You gave families a place to have a picnic. You painted red, gray, and white and you did it with style. You pulled ivy out. You replaced rotten wood on portable ramps. You pressured washed ramps, buildings, and sidewalks. You made school courtyards look brand new. You pulled stumps out with shovels and your bare hands. You loaded and unloaded hundreds of garbage cans in dump trucks. You made schools look like new parks. You gave children an opportunity to fall in love with sports. You built and painted brand new benches in replace of old rotten ones. You got stung by bees. Lots of bees. You never complained. You took kids to the skate inn. You put gift bags together. You donated funds to make I Heart Marysville happen. You smiled. You laughed. You cried.
 
You made a huge impact in your city. You made us proud. You are the church, a Child of God, a blessing. You deserve a huge thank you. Thank You. THANK YOU!
 

Shawn's Story

Shawn was excited to serve in I Heart Marysville this year. It made him want to start going to church. He saw what was done last year, and jumped in this year. He has been at The Grove Church for a while now, and this is his first time doing I Heart Marysville. It was great to have him pitching in and loving his community. Thanks for making Jesus famous in our city, Shawn!

Dave's Story

Dave is a teacher at Marysville Pilchuck High School, loves Jesus, and wanted to show his school how much he cared. Together, is team was able to make huge improvements to the look of the campus and have fun working with volunteers from the community. Thanks for making Jesus famous in our city, Dave!

Michelle's Story

Michelle is a christian, a mom, a wife, and spent her week serving kids in I Heart VBS. She was able to speak into the life of 3-10 year olds sharing Jesus with them, playing on great big inflateables, building relationships, and serving her community. It was a fantastic experience, and her story is amazing. Thank you for making Jesus famous in our city, Michelle!

Sue's Story

Sue spent a week serving at a local elementary school. She and an army of volunteers painted Libery Elementary, virtually resurrected an overgrown track, and cleared out debris and overgrowth that had been piling up for years. She \made some great friends, worked really hard, and did it with an amazing attitude. Thanks for making Jesus famous in our city, Sue!

Josiah's Story

Josiah is a student at The Grove Church who took part of his summer to make a big difference in his community. He made a huge impact at Pinewood Elementary School. We love it when people learn to Love God, Connect with Each Other, and Serve All! Thanks for making Jesus famous in our city, Josiah!

The Work Accomplished During I Heart Marysville 2013

MPHS Landscaping

  • 13 wood benches replaced with brand new lumber
  • One Huge Apple Tree Removed
  • 3 Old Stumps removed
  • 11 flower beds cleaned in the northwest corner of campus.
  • Removed trees, debris, pruning, removal of ivy and ground cover, weeds, and barking. 
  • Ivy pulled from grass/flowerbed/pole near pool area and bark placed.
  • Blackberry bushes removed from three beds 
  • Scorching/scraping weeds in brick patchwork area near center campus.
  • Sidewalks Pressured Washed and near cafeteria entrance
  • 30 yards of bark moved and placed all over campus
  • Garbage pick up all over campus
  • 30 yards of bark placed.
  • Cleaning up memorial gardens.

Liberty Elementary

  • School Building pressured washed and scrapped
  • South side of school completed repainted both body and trim color
  • Bus lines, walking lines, and playground lines repainted
  • 1 Portable ramp repaired with new lumber due to rotten boards
  • All Portable ramps pressured washed and repainted with non-skid paint
  • Track completed reclaimed, including:
  • Weeding, leveling and reclaiming/defining edge line on entire track
  • Cut back blackberry bushes, trees, branches, and creating openings around track
  • Loading truck loads of debris
  • 70 yards of gravel delivered and and spread
  • Hand leveling 10+ yards gravel in inaccessible areas
  • Edging front and side yards
  • Trimming bushes out front
  • Torching and pulling weeds in sidewalk cracks
  • Torching weeds on inner playground courtyard
  • Trimming, pruning, and landscaping in front of portables
  • Weed eater around all playground equipment
  • Removed and replaced decking on front portable walkway
  • Garbage pick up all over campus

MPHS Painting

  • Entire Gymnasium Painted with Red and White Stripe
  • Gym doors and windows repainted and a lot of graffiti covered.
  • Entire Middle Buildings Painted with Red and White Stripe
  • Graphitti paint covered on all buildings
  • Paint Used: Red (10-11 gals), white and grey (7-8 gals, each).

Pinewood Elementary 

  • Yellow Caution Line Repainted for kids bus line along 51st ave.
  • Portable Ramps pressured washed and repainted with non-skid paint
  • All Courtyard completely redone.
  • Weeds in every crack and center court removed
  • Garbage pick up all over campus
  • Hopscotch courts repainted
  • Foursquare courts recreated
  • USA completed redone with color coated states
  • Walking lines
  • Waiting lines
  • Basketball lines repainted and basketball poles

Cascade Elementary

  • 2 dugouts completed re-done
  • New plywood for the roof
  • New Rolled Roofing with Roofing Nails

Harborview Park

  • Shoveled, Loaded, and Spread 30 yards of bark
  • Weeded, pruned, and clean up all flower beds
  • Painted Picnic Benches and Bridges all along park trail
  • Shoveled, Loaded, and Spread 30 yards of park chips
  • Painted basketball lines and Basketball poles
  • Painted Park Benches 

Ebey WaterFront Park

  • Shoveled, Loaded, and Spread 40 yards of Bark
  • Weeded, Pruned, and raked flower beds out
  • Clean up garbage all over park

I Heart VBS

  • 900 Volunteer Hours logged by parents and students
  • 500 Meals Served to kids in our community
  • 99 Kids attended VBS a Day on Average
  • Kids and Leaders Memorized - Matthew 5:16