Somewhere in-between the office and the bills…
Somewhere in-between soccer practice and the dishes…
Somewhere in-between having kids and sending them off to college…
Then this may be the group for you!
The Somewhere In-Between (SIB) group started in 2000 when several young couples and singles, most of whom were new to Vancouver First, got together to enjoy fellowship over a meal and came away with a sense of belonging. The SIB group is a great place to find friends who can relate to the hectic schedule of families with young kids. Whether it’s supporting a friend with a listening ear, or pitching in to help at a church work day. From monthly potlucks/ gatherings to full-blown camping retreats, the SIB’s try to find God in the everyday things that we all can relate to.
SIB Mission Retreat to Ocean Park, Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27
The SIBs are headed back to beautiful Ocean Park Retreat Center for a weekend of fellowship, fun & fixin’! As they have done for the past few years, the group will hold their annual retreat and mix in some work for the camp, as well as enjoy the beach and the peaceful atmosphere. Details can be found by contacting the SIB coordinators, Robb & Mary Peck, or the Mission & Retreat coordinators, Mark Newman & Jenn Walton.
Volunteering at Clark County Food Bank – A group of twenty traveled to the Clark County Food Bank to help package some food. It was a great outreach project for the whole family.
Retreat – We had another wonderful SIB Retreat in 2012 over memorial weekend. Held each year at Ocean Park Camp, this is a chance to get away and get closer to God, and to your fellow SIBs. The adults enjoyed fellowship and did a wonderful service project for the camp – re-roofing one of the lodges. And, of course, the kids enjoyed play time and fun, with time at the beach as well.
Sponsor a Family in December – Each year, the SIBs choose families to sponsor for the holiday season. We supply the families with needed clothes and food as well as some extra surprises for the children.