Simple little recap video from last year’s shoebox stuffing event we did last year helping let students know about this year’s big event. Hoping to really get our students serving this season when it already feels the most natural.


Here’s a video recap of the first week from our Do Something series. Packing Christmas shoe boxes for needy kids in our area.


Do Something Series Arc

Josh Griffin —  November 17, 2011 — 4 Comments

This past weekend we started a series called Do Something – we did something similar a couple of years ago with great success and thought it was time to bring it back again. Here’s the 2-week series arc where we’re hoping to take students:

WEEK 1: Christmas Shoe Boxes
This weekend we teach about the needs right here in Orange County. Santa Ana is one of the poorest cities in America, and they are our neighbor. We’ll pack shoe boxes for our Food Bank to give away during the holidays as people come in to get free groceries. At the end of each service we planned to take a group photo that would end up on Facebook and get tagged by everyone as well.

WEEK 2: Fallen Soldiers, Persecuted Church, HIV/AIDS
The second week of the series the plan is to have students write letters to the children of soldiers who have been killed in the war. We are bringing in a chaplain to speak to the students as well. After that we’ll highlight the persecuted church and have a guest speaker share about HIV/AIDS and what students can do to help in our community.


Drummer Boy Opener

Josh Griffin —  November 15, 2011 — Leave a comment

Drummer Boy from HSM on Vimeo.

Amazing cover of Justin Bieber’s new Christmas single Drummer Boy to open up our services for the Do Something series. Is it a little early for Christmas? Yup, but students packed Operation Christmas child boxes this weekend so we thought it would be fun to help get them in the Christmas spirit during the packing. Fun!