One afternoon a week, UHF serves a portion of the young men by presenting the gospel and relating the wisdom of God, as well as, teaching life skills in construction of small projects. Our desire is to help these young men grow in a desire for the Lord and learn practical skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.
The Boys and Girls Club furnishes pool tables, ping-pong tables, foosball tables and air hockey. Their multi-purpose room and youth room provide opportunities for viewing approved videos and playing approved video games. At designated times, the library staff also welcomes UHF participation in a wide range of board games. All UHF participants and affirmed partners, who have undergone a background check, enjoy access to interact freely with these neighborhood children, on “their turf”, for the purpose of demonstrating God’s love through Christ-exalting responses in thought, countenance, word and deed.
UHF has enjoyed, and continues to enjoy, coaching opportunities in organized sports at the Boys and Girls Club. These opportunities have included baseball, basketball, and flag-football. At UHF, we believe sports teams create marvelous opportunities for life-lessons in conflict resolution, winning well, losing well and interpersonal skills. The nature of coaching creates rare opportunities for authentic relationships that are built through modeling and teaching the God-centered message of biblical wisdom.
Harvest Kids is a UHF arm of intentional outreach to neighborhood children on Sunday mornings prior to our worship service. It is a strategic attempt to mobilize some of our most qualified, earnest adults into the lives of neighborhood children through prayer, Bible-saturated worship and teaching, small group interaction, and crafts. Harvest Kids makes use of the Children’s Desiring God curriculum. The adults arrive ten minutes before the scheduled class hour to pray for and with each other. The lessons are designed to bring big truths down to the child, without “dumbing down” those big truths. The intent of this class is to put children in touch with God through Word-soaked discussions, which draw out the heart of the child in desperate need of Christ.