Somerset is a church family that believes the best way to a touch a persons heart is to be a part of their lives.
How often do you drive past a church on the side of the road, with little acknowledgement that it's there? We have asked ourselves in leadership meetings, "If our church shut our doors tomorrow would anyone notice?" Using this question as our guide, we continue to seek out ways to have an active roll in the community where our church lives. Our Community Involvement includes providing ways for the community to join us in activities and events on our property as well as partnering with other community involved agencies to provide services out of the church.
One of our exciting ways to be a part of our community has been to open our property for a large community garden that is mostly occupied with people and families from outside our church family. The garden has been such a success that we were able to expand the garden to provide additional plots for people to rent for trying their hands at growing vegetables and flowers. As part of the agreement each gardener signs, they commit to a portion of what is produced to be given to the local food bank, we were honored this last years as one of the Food Bank's top providers from our little garden plots on the side of the road.
The Saturday before Easter you will find a team of workers gathering in the back field behind the church building. With a pot full of coffee and usually a box or two of donuts they begin the process of marking out designated fields, posting signs, preparing prize claim areas, setting up activity tables, and spreading lots and lots of candy across the fields. We prepare for the kids, we love opening up our property to a morning of smiles and fun at our annual community egg hunt. You can expect to see the Easter Bunny, at the end of the driveway, waving close to 100 children and their families that come to spend this Saturday with us.