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The "Do for One" Movement: April 13th-20th

Restore Church may not be able to serve everyone in Harford and Cecil counties, but it strives to reach as many as it can. The week before Easter (April 13th-19th), Restore Church will be serving “the one” person as it wishes it could serve everyone.

“Do for one as you wish you could do for all.”

Hosting six days of extravagant generosity to the Harford and Cecil County communities, the scheduled events are expected to cost over $5,000.

The week will kickoff with Military Appreciation Day on Monday. The first 70 military personnel to visit Briquets Charcoal Chicken, 939 Beards Hill Road, in Aberdeen will receive free meals and drinks.

First Responder Appreciation Day on Tuesday will be held at the Division 4 Fire House, 911 Revolution Street, in Havre de Grace with a luncheon for all volunteer fire fighters in Havre de Grace.

Restore will remodel Alphas Glory Crisis Pregnancy Center in Aberdeen on Wednesday, Women’s Needs Day. In addition, a Diaper Drive is being held from April 6th-April 15th to supply the agency with diapers.

Teachers and staff at Perryville High School will be recognized on Thursday with a hot breakfast for Teacher Appreciation Day.

Restore plans to donate 1,000 paper bags of groceries to the Havre de Grace Housing Authority’s food pantry on Friday, Hunger Awareness Day. The children’s ministry (rKids) will donate hundreds of dollars worth of change that they will be collecting from April 6th-April 18th to Havre de Grace Elementary School. This money will be used to assist in the lunch debt that parents have been unable to remit for their children to have lunch. While no child is denied lunch, the parents are faced with the stress of this lunch fee going to collections.

Children are invited to participate in Restore’s annual giant Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at Perryville High School. The event is free and open to the public. Egg hunts will take place every 20-30 minutes from 10-12 p.m. This year, Restore has added a Special Needs Egg Hunt to take place at 10 and 11 a.m. Along with 100,000 stuffed eggs, the event will feature pony rides, prizes, photos with the Easter Bunny, bouncy houses, and much more!

The week culminates on Easter Sunday with a ceremony recognizing 24 community members; six teachers, six military members, six first responders, and six single mothers. This ceremony will take place at all three church campuses during every service.

Restore Church has three locations and six weekend services:

Perryville High School
1696 Perryville Road
Perryville, MD
Sunday at 10:15 a.m.

616 Ontario Street, Havre de Grace, MD (location will move to Havre de Grace Elementary School beginning April 20)
Saturday at 6 p.m.
Sunday at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.

Regal Movie Theater
409 Constant Friendship Blvd.
Abingdon, MD
Sunday at 10 a.m.

Along with its regular services, Restore offers children’s ministry, student ministries, C.R.A.V.E. Recovery, microchurches, and community events throughout the year.

Restore Church, founded by Pastor Jess Bousa and his wife Elizabeth, opened its doors on September 11, 2011 with 239 people. Within the first year, Restore added six services and started a second location in Perryville. Before the end of its second year, Restore added a third campus in the Abingdon area. The mission of Restore is to bring people far from God to a new life in Christ.

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