Palau Ministry on School Makeover Saturday June 7th

 From Luis Palau Association

(Beaverton, OR) Putting into practice the vision of the 2008 “Season of Service,” the Beaverton-based Luis Palau Association will be uniting with neighborhood groups and churches to do renovation and repair work on Five Oaks Middle School, this Saturday, June 7 from 8:30 AM to noon. The public is invited to participate.

Volunteers will be coming from the neighborhoods of Stonegate, Waterhouse, and Watercrest Court,

and from Arin’s House, Somerset Christian, True Life Church, the Church of Bethany, Summit View Church, and the Luis Palau ministry.

The “Season of Service” program is a partnership among city governments, service agencies and the church community created to identify and provide resources to service projects for the homeless, the hungry, the medically uninsured, the impoverished, the environment and the public schools. Begun in April, the projects will run throughout the summer leading up to a festival celebration called “Portland CityFest 2008 with Luis Palau” to be staged at Waterfront Park on August 22 and 23. The free, family-friendly event will include top musical artists, a family fun zone, action sports, and free health and family services.

The Five Oaks project will focus on repairs, cleanup, painting and landscaping of the middle school’s buildings and campus. Over 100 staff from the Palau team and their families will join with volunteers from surrounding neighborhoods, businesses and churches to provide labor, tools and materials. A complimentary barbeque lunch will be provided to all volunteer workers.

A website – – has been created to manage the many projects that will be implemented through Season of Service during the summer. Close to 100 service projects are currently posted on the site. Churches, service agencies and individuals are encouraged to use the site to create, manage and recruit for their own projects and to volunteer for the projects of others. Current partners include the cities of Portland, Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro and Vancouver; the Portland Trailblazers; SOLV; and Wells Fargo Bank.


With the theme “Love-Serve-Celebrate” thousands of volunteers from the area’s diverse faith community are expected to participate, making it one of the largest public service initiatives in state history. In February, Portland Mayor Tom Potter issued a mayoral declaration calling 2008 “The Year of Season of Service.”

For information on CityFest and the Season of Service visit or call


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