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Poseyville Class Visits Jacob’s Village

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Spring Membership Class from Poseyville Christian in the gazebo at Jacob’s Village

Spring Membership Class from Poseyville Christian in the gazebo at Jacob’s Village

The Spring Membership Class at Poseyville Christian Church went on a field trip to Jacob’s Village which is located on the Vanderburgh-Posey County line just off State Road 66. The wooded acreage is a dream-come-true home for adults with functional disabilities. The students visited to learn more about Jacob’s Village and to learn how they can help with projects to benefit the residents.

Part of the tour included a walk on the Nature Trail which leads to a beautiful resting/meditation area in the woods where much wildlife is safely secluded in a preserve. After touring both the men’s and women’s very attractive homes, the group went to the shed for a demonstration of the aluminum can crusher.

This was a highlight because many of the cans come from the cans saved by the members of Poseyville Christian. Alex Coulter, a high school member of the congregation, has recycle boxes stationed in the church building where members deposit their used aluminum cans. Alex then delivers the many bags of cans to Jacob’s Village where they are crushed. The aluminum is sold and the residents use the money for special outings such as eating at a restaurant or going to a ball game.

One Sunday last December, the Jacob’s Village residents were guests of the congregation for worship followed by a church pitch-in dinner. One of the residents, with the help of a volunteer tutor, is learning to read. He stood at the pulpit during worship and read, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Although he read somewhat haltingly and slowly, there hardly a dry eye remained in the sanctuary when he finished.

Poseyville Christian and the residents of Jacob’s Village look forward to more interaction and visits back and forth in the future.

Rev. Doris Beckerman serves as pastor to Poseyville Christian Church.

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Written by ccindiananews

May 27, 2009 at 9:52 am

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