Friday: Movie in the Park

The City of Middletown and Breiel Church are partnering together to host the Movie in the Park on Friday, July 12!

The event will take place at Goldman Park and kicks off at 7:00 pm with an activity for families, followed by the movie "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" at 9:00 pm. Breiel Church will provide the snacks, drinks and activities. There may also be character meet-and-greets.

Saturday: Serve Our Community

The focus of Saturday, July 13 is to serve both in various ways and various locations throughout our community. This year, we encourage you to get with your small group, a friends group, or jump in with where others may be meeting and serve in a way that you are able. While there is a list of ideas (below), you may know of needs where you can step up to help. Go for it!

Remember to sign up and let us know that you are serving - because we have a FREE SHIRT for everyone serving during Love The City this year

Sunday: Service & Blessing

On Sunday, July 14, we will be having our service at Breiel Church in the morning. Then from 3PM-4:30PM at Sunset Park, we are going to be giving out Kona Ice for FREE  (for the first 175 or until 4:30PM) on what we anticipate will be a hot summer day. Our goal is to be a blessing to our community and create a connection point through conversations during these events. These are also opportunities to love our city through serving.

Saturday, July 13
Handout on Saturday from 3-6PM at the Bus Station in downtown Middletown
We plan to hand out hot dogs (and maybe burgers), chips and drinks to those around.
If you want to help with setup and prep, contact Kenny Galdeen - (937)672-3084

- Hope House
We have men who will be serving Hope House in TWO different ways during Love The City. If you plan to attend Men's Breakfast and/or serve with Hope House during LTC, please sign up at this link to let us know!

Provides housing for men and women. Ways to participate by providing a meal for the
evenings or weekends.
Contact number 513-424-4673

- Caring Partners International:

Make salvation bracelets for CPI mission trips. These bracelets are used to explain the gospel with colored beads. Heather can explain how to make the bracelets and the supplies needed.
Contact Heather Helton 513-393-6576

- Blessing Bags for First Responders:
Provide Blessing Bags for first responders (police officers, fire fighters) to give to those who have an immediate need. For a designated list of items to include see attached. Some bags can be made for children.
Contact Angie Hoover 513-532-8426

- Stock a Blessing Box
Locations: Jacot Park, Smith Park, Rosa Parks School (Verity side of bike path), church on Lewis St. behind CVS, 3100 Mohawk, 215 S. Sutphin, Nazarene Church (Superior side), 3013Seneca St. at Lighthouse Church, Bethlehem Lutheran Church across from the library, Highview Elementary School, Roslyn Street.
Items – food that can be easily eaten – cans with pull top lids (soup, veggies, canned beans and fruit), granola or fruit bars, water bottles, broth, spaghetti and sauce, rice box of macaroni and cheese, baby food, individual bags of nuts, rice, apple sauce cups Individually ziplock bags of feminine hygiene products
Contact Ann Shell for questions and location selection: 513-293-2044

- Meals for a shift for the Middletown Police Officers:
Provide a meal for first, second or third shift that the police officers can easily take with them. Approximately 17 meals per shift. Meals served in individual “to go” boxes.
Additional information is attached.
Contact Angie Hoover 513-532-8426

- Community Pregnancy Center
CPC offers a variety of services to pregnant women and mothers with young children.
Ways to participate is by sorting baby clothes, sponsor a diaper drive, 5K walk/run, donate baby items, volunteer in the office (involves specific training), mentor a new mother/father. Possible yard and maintenance opportunities.
Teri Hall 513-267-1446

- Visit the Shut-ins
Could create bud vases with flowers to take to shut-ins from the church.
Contact a nursing home for coming to share hymns in a gathering for the residents.
Minor repairs for low income homeowners.
Casey Taylor -, 513-939-6721
Maria Lowry - Volunteer Management and Client Intake 513-664-0174
Sarah Starr 513-820-5019 - opportunities to serve without physical labor

- Choose a location and pick up trash and beautify the town
- An area of need that you are aware of!