Ushering in the New Year

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“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”

This quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. summarizes all that we are working to accomplish at Hospitality House by instilling good character development and spirituality through the love of Jesus Christ that all are created equal in His image and likeness.

This month our spiritual development Bible verse is Proverbs 12:1 “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is ‘foolish’.” This thought provoking verse is a good reminder for each one of us to take a moment of self-reflection to see how God invites us to become closer with Him through discipline, knowledge and correction. The new year is a wonderful time to begin on this journey!

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SCHEELS WINNER

In December 2021 Hospitality House received a $1000 gift from SCHEELS. We are very grateful for their gift and their support of Hospitality House. We had the opportunity to visit their store to receive the check along with taking a photo with their staff. Representing Hospitality House is Rev. Hunter, Mike Burns of the Development Committee and Nancy Wurm.

STAFF HIGHLIGHT

Hospitality House welcomes Payton Bowdry! Payton is a sixth grade teacher and basketball coach. He grew up and resides in Minneapolis. His favorite Bible scripture is the parable of the lost son Jesus tells in Luke 15. Payton says, “It’s a great reminder on how we all get lost at times, but when we remember where he came from it can bring us back home.” He is excited to work with the students and staff at Hospitality House and likes the environment. We are happy to have you join the team!

RECENT SITE VISITS

Interested in a Site Visit? Contact Walter Cox Development Officer and Grant Writer wcox@hhyd.org or 612.522.4485 ext. 19

VOLUNTEER

It’s a new year! What better way to start off the New Year than making a new year’s resolution to commit to volunteering. Hospitality House is looking for new volunteers. Would you like to get involved? Would you like to learn more? Want to mentor a student in math or reading? Are you good at coaching? Do you like to write or make phone calls? Do you like to help plan events? What is your God given talent you would like to share? We would love to hear from you! Contact Matt Kirk, Volunteer Coordinator at mkirk@hhyd.org or 612.389.1396

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Look for more SAVE THE DATE information in the coming months on our annual fundraising events!

February Black History Celebration
March Building Bridges Through Basketball
May Business Breakfast
June Women’s Luncheon
August Alumni Gathering
October Fall Banquet

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Hospitality House Youth Development provides a Christian outreach, focused on the spiritual, intellectual and physical development of inner city youth and their families.

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