IOCP Sleepout on Saturday, November 9

Sign up for the annual IOCP SLEEP-OUT Sat., Nov. 9th

Sign up to participate in the annual IOCP Sleep-out.

The schedule includes:

•5:00 – Prayer Walk at IOCP •6:00 – Block Party & Service Project (IOCP) •7:00 – Poverty Simulation (IOCP) •8:00 – Return to St. Barnabas Church if you like for Campfire, Games & Sleeping out

A hot breakfast will be served in the morning and the church will be open at night so you have access to bathrooms. All ages are invited — this is a great family service event!

For more information, visit IOCP’s website:

5-8:30 p.m. Nov. 9

The 2013 Sleep Out campaign kicks off this year with a community block party, poverty simulation and prayer walk, all at IOCP.

5 p.m. Sleep Out Prayer Walk

Join your neighbors and friends in a pre-party prayer walk for the success of the 2013 Sleep Out campaign. We’ll begin at IOCP at 5 p.m. and process through the IOCP neighborhood as we pray together for the struggling families in our community.

6 p.m. Community Block Party

The block party begins in our parking lot at 6 p.m. Our favorite local band, Tapestry, will provide the tunes to get us all moving together to help our neighbors through the 2013 Sleep Out campaign. A great addition will be a few of the area’s best food trucks with food for sale that will satisfy the most ravenous of hungers.

Inside guests can participate in two service/learning activities: Packing food for delivery to the elderly and an interactive learning game around education and literacy.

7 p.m. Poverty Simulation

At 7 p.m., you’re invited to move inside IOCP’s building for a unique opportunity to experience the struggles of low-income families through a 90-minute facilitated poverty simulation exercise. This is a great learning opportunity for individuals or families with kids ages 10+ and teens. You will walk in the shoes of an IOCP family as they struggle to make ends meet. All are welcome. Space is limited, so reserve your spot(s) now.