1. What do you like about the neighborhood? 2. What would you like to see happening in your neighborhood? 3. What interests and passions can you see contributing in your neighborhood?
4. Would you like prayer for anything in particular?
Through these conversations, there were several neighbors who voiced their desire for more productive activities for children of the neighborhood. It was through listening to the community, that a weekly gathering started up for young people in the neighborhood. Whiffle ball, chalk drawing, jump rope, dancing, acrobats, drawing....young people gathered with a small group of caring adults for a few summers of weekly recreation.
What did we notice? How wonderfully expressive and artistically free children are! It was out of these relationships with Walnut neighborhood children and young people from Harvest Vineyard and Orchard Hill churches that the Youth Art Team was birthed in 2010.
And oh, how Youth Art Team has grown and blessed our community over the past nine years! Come celebrate 9 years of God's transforming beauty, creativity, love, and peacemaking through these young people!