History of 6 Stones

Key Events in 6 Stones History:

2008
January 16

First Vision Meeting

First visionary gathering in city of Euless with First Euless and Restoration Church.
March 5

Euless Revitalization launched

Euless Revitalization launched
“Euless Revitalization” launched with joint participation of city and church leaders.
July 12

First 2 ER homes complete

First 2 ER homes complete
First 2 home renovations completed (First Euless & Restoration Church)
August 1

Apartment fire

Apartment fire
An apartment complex near First Baptist Church of Euless caught fire and one of the residents asked the church for help. After realizing they did not have a good way to assist, Pastor John Meador commissioned Scott Sheppard to research possible solutions.
2009
January 4

6 Stones becomes official

6 Stones becomes official
First Baptist Church of Euless launches a separate non-profit to support Euless Revitalization and to meet the needs of the community adopting the name “6 Stones” for the broader organization.
February 8

City and church partners meet

Over 30 city officials and church partners gather to talk about issues and needs.
June 14

First ER blitz

First ER blitz
First Euless Revitalization (ER) Blitz with 17 homes renovated.
July 21

Westdale Hills partnership

Westdale Hills partnership
First agreement with a multi-family housing partner. This birthed Community Ministries.
August 21

First Operation Back 2 School

First Operation Back 2 School
Operation Back 2 School launched in partnership with HEB ISD. 1,300 children from 9 schools served in partnership with HEB Family Support Services.
December 12

First Night of Wonder

First Night of Wonder
Night of Wonder launched in 9 schools, 600 families served
2011
April 13

Bedford and Hurst cities join

Bedford and Hurst cities join
Bedford and Hurst city management recruited, 6 Stones reach expanded by joint 380 Agreements from Euless and each of the new cities. ER becomes CPR.
October 14

100th home

100th home
100th home renovated by CPR
October 17

Black & Blue Showdown food drive proposed

Black & Blue Showdown food drive proposed
Black & Blue Showdown food drive event proposed by HEB student and implemented by 6 Stones.
2012
November 3

Community Garden Completed

Community Garden Completed
In cooperation with the City of Bedford a Community Garden was created to increase community involvement and help supply the food pantry with fresh, healthy food. Garden plots began in summer of 2011. Pavilion completed in November 2012.
December 12

Night of Wonder replicated in Waxahachie

Night of Wonder replicated in Waxahachie
6 Stones hosts leaders from Waxahachie and give them basic playbooks. Over the next year they create Mission 75165 and replicate Night of Wonder in their community.
2013
April 13

CPR celebrates 200th home

CPR celebrates 200th home
CPR celebrates 200th home renovation
May 13

Run for Hope

Run for Hope
Inaugural “Run for Hope” event launched to engage the community and expand the capacity of Operation Back 2 School.
August 23

Operation Back 2 School expands to secondary

Operation Back 2 School expands to secondary
Operation Back 2 School expands to provide supplies to Junior High and High School students
2014
August 30

Partnership with City of Cleburne

Partnership with City of Cleburne
380 agreement signed with the City of Cleburne. Clean up day that fall and first big "blitz" on March 26, 2015
November 7

CPR Blitz in Watauga

CPR Blitz in Watauga
First CPR Blitz in the City of Watauga.
December 11

Night of Wonder serves 3,206

Night of Wonder serves 3,206
Night of Wonder serves 3,206 children in final year before re-branding as “Night of Hope.”
2015
October 16

City of Richland Hills join

City of Richland Hills join
6 Stones partners with the City of Richland Hills and puts on the first CPR Blitz.
October 17

400th home renovated

400th home renovated
400th home renovated by CPR
December 14

Night of Hope serves 3,400+

Night of Hope serves 3,400+
Night of Hope serves 3,400+ students in HEB ISD
2016
April 8

First CPR Blitz in Haltom City

First CPR Blitz in Haltom City
Haltom City joins Watauga and Richland Hills for the Spring Blitz in the Quad Cities
2017
February 2

First Catalyst of Hope Forum

First Catalyst of Hope Forum
Community Leaders from all over North America gather at 6 Stones to discuss City Transformation. Author Eric Swanson is the Keynote Speaker.
August 10

Operation Back 2 School Recipients Total 5,510

Operation Back 2 School Recipients Total 5,510
Secondary Schools distribute 3,000 supply kits to their students at registration and another 2,510 children and their families pick up Back 2 School packages during a one-day social service fair at 6 Stones.
October 21

200th Home in Euless

200th Home in Euless
The City of Euless becomes the first partnering community to reach the 200 home milestone through Community-Powered Revitalization. Total homes restored approaches 600.
December 14

Night of Hope Numbers Hit Record High

Night of Hope Numbers Hit Record High
More local students receive Christmas than ever before as 1,646 families attend a Christmas party on a local elementary school campus and a total of 4,242 children are supported by Night of Hope.
2018
February 2

The Coalition Launched

The Coalition Launched
Community Members are empowered to directly support 6 Stones initiatives through small and manageable monthly gifts. To emphasize the collective nature of our work, the new donor team is called "The Coalition."
February 28

Today

Daily clothing and food assistance through the New Hope Center serves approximately 300 individuals per week and will increase capacity with an upcoming expansion. School-based partnerships are expanding and the CPR Program is enjoying consistent growth into new cities.

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