January 22, 2021


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Youth of GC Neighborhood Church are Hometown Heroes

How do you outline a hero? The scientific study of heroism is a relatively new...

How do you outline a hero?

The scientific study of heroism is a relatively new topic of desire in just the field of psychology. Distinct definitions are provided to particularly say what helps make a hero. Most instructed that heroism requires unselfish functions of personal hazard or sacrifice, acting voluntarily for the services of other folks who are in want, regardless of whether it is for an particular person, a team, or a local community. Heroes execute actions without having any expectation of reward or exterior achieve.

The Back garden Town Community Church (GCCC) youth ended up not pondering about what psychologists had been saying about heroism. What do they care? At their ages they really should be in university taking pleasure in the company of their mates, researching for examinations, seeking ahead to proms, household holidays, special mission outings and just to remaining younger. But the GCCC youth understood that men and women were being starving for a possibility to truly feel very good. They were confronted by a unique way of residing. Alternatively of whining and grumbling about the limits of lockdown and social distancing, they turned to some thing to aid many others in need of support. They channeled their energies to one thing quite constructive and at the same time staying safe and sound away from COVID-19.

The GCCC youth organized foodstuff drives, place alongside one another snack and meal bags, cleaned up the providing yard and harvested the past vegetables of summer season all to go to The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Community), a not-for-revenue, volunteer-dependent group to renovate lives by addressing starvation, homelessness, unemployment and profound poverty by means of consciousness, action and generosity. Not long ago they gathered back again to college materials and had a incredibly successful Xmas Tree sale, together with Xmas themed face masks with all proceeds heading to their ongoing church courses.

Reverend Lynn Sullivan, the Senior Pastor of GCCC preached previous Sunday that to increase a nutritious yard, we should shake the roots, cultivate the soil and not to be gentle in dealing with the young vegetation in order for them to prosper and acquire into a flourishing backyard. GCCC youth grew up and ended up nurtured in an setting of like, aid, encouragement, and most of all appreciate of God and regard for other folks, so no wonder they knew what to do when disasters arrived their way. Psychologists could learn a thing from our youth!

The GCCC youth ended up not anticipating to be the recipients of the Hometown Hero Award when it was introduced by the Yard Metropolis New York Media final November 23rd. After the enjoyment of discovering that they were being acquiring the award, the youth concentrated once again to what they were being intended to do: a extremely prosperous Xmas Tree sale past Sunday.

4 of the GCCC youth will symbolize the team. They are Rebecca Melkonian, Charlotte Clarke, Matthew Tusiani-Eng, and Chase Palmer.  Diana Clarke and Reverend Lynn will communicate on behalf of the parents and the GCCC. GCCC youth will be acknowledged and get the Hometown Hero Award reside on the Virtual Village Present premiering on Friday, December 18 at 8:00 p.m.

Yard City New York Media in collaboration with The Backyard Metropolis Lodge, The Tunes Academy Foundation and Broadway Bound Dance Center provides, The Digital Village Demonstrate Backyard City Winter Edition. The Virtual Village Clearly show is a cost-free holiday break demonstrate for the complete loved ones airing reside practically on Friday, December 18, 2020. Sign up to view at virtualvillageshow.com 

Come and sign up for us at GCCC all week extensive. We have several techniques you can participate in worship, courses, ministry expert services, and gatherings, pretty much or in restricted in-man or woman activities. We have started out re-opening our in-particular person Sunday Worship Solutions following Re-opening Worship Recommendations. For information and facts on how to pre-sign up to show up at the assistance, please contact the church business at [email protected] Visit our website www.gardencitycommunitychurch.org to get data concerning our other virtual worship providers and Arrival programs.

The Garden City Group Church is part of the United Church of Christ and is an Open and Affirming congregation that welcomes people of all ages, races, gender identities, and sexual orientations to participate in the daily life of our neighborhood. The physical church of Backyard garden City Group Church is found at 245 Stewart Avenue amongst Whitehall Blvd. and Kensington Road. For more info, e-mail  [email protected]thegccc.org or connect with (516) 746-1700. And as earlier pointed out, you may also take a look at our web-site at  www.gardencitycommunitychurch.org.

  • Rebecca Melkonian (Pre-taping promo)

  • GCNY Media Staff: Peter Abraham & Phil Hammond

    GCNY Media Workers: Peter Abraham & Phil Hammond

  • GCNYMedia Staff pre-taping session

    GCNYMedia Employees pre-taping session

  • Reverend Lynn Sullivan, Senior Pastor of GCCC (Pre-taping of promo)

    Reverend Lynn Sullivan, Senior Pastor of GCCC (Pre-taping of promo)

  • Matthew Tusiani-Eng, Charlotte Clarke, Rebecca Melkonian & Chase Palmer

    Matthew Tusiani-Eng, Charlotte Clarke, Rebecca Melkonian & Chase Palmer

  • Charlotte Clarke, Chase Palmer and Matthew Tusiani-Eng

    Charlotte Clarke, Chase Palmer and Matthew Tusiani-Eng