Megan Weems, a senior at Florida Gulf Coast University, spends all of Friday volunteering with members of Summit Church, the Bonita Partnership for Compassion and Quest, to help paint the portable buildings at Bonita Springs Elementary School. Sam Hernandez, ministries pastor for Summit Church, said that painting the school is one step in a process of bridging ties between the church and the community. 'We believe we shouldn't be locked up in four walls, and we want to extend a hand to show we care,' Hernandez said.

Photo by TRISTAN SPINSKI, Daily News

Megan Weems, a senior at Florida Gulf Coast University, spends all of Friday volunteering with members of Summit Church, the Bonita Partnership for Compassion and Quest, to help paint the portable buildings at Bonita Springs Elementary School. Sam Hernandez, ministries pastor for Summit Church, said that painting the school is one step in a process of bridging ties between the church and the community. "We believe we shouldn't be locked up in four walls, and we want to extend a hand to show we care," Hernandez said.

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