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Dear Community family and friends,
I need your help! We are having an Easter egg hunt for the children on April 4th at 3:00 at our new campus. We need individually wrapped candy (for the eggs), some toys for prizes, canned drinks or caprisuns, and individual bags of chips. We will need the toys and candy by March 29th and I will have a box available at church on Sunday to put them in. If you can donate the other items, let me know. If you can help that day, that would be great too!
See you this Sunday at church. Our new curriculum for our preschoolers and kids is going well. Let me know if you'd like to help with kids on Sunday morning as well.
Community Kids ministry leader
A few times each month The Community Fellowship recognizes individuals that stand out in their, often quiet, efforts to bless others. This week we want to express our overwhelming gratitude to the many churches, organizations, groups and individuals that generously help us to be the hands and feet of Jesus in REACH Ministry.
The ladies at First Baptist Bassett get together to make beautiful knit hats, footies, blankets and gloves and then donate them to us to give to our friends Uptown during regular feedings. Each time we present these gifts they become cherished and much needed items to those receiving them. Many times we’ve seen people come to the feedings without proper covering from the cold, and it is an honor to be able to bless them with these necessary and much needed items.
In past months Starling Avenue Baptist Church donated hygiene bags that were put together by several participating churches within the Henry County Baptist Association through “operation in as much”. These bags contained shampoo, deodorant, mouthwash, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste and so much more! There were also many blankets given to us along with the hygiene products that have been given to those that need them and truly appreciates them.
The Lord has broadened the territory of Victory Baptist Church as they very generously donate items to REACH Ministry for us to share with anyone in need.
A ladies group at Rich Acres Christian Church meets regularly to assemble hygiene bags to then distribute to people that may otherwise not have the very basic items that they need. These items are then put into new backpacks with the acronym B.A.S.I.C. that stands for Basic Acts Serving In Christ. We often see our friends walking or biking wearing these backpacks, and we are reminded of the time, effort and the love of Christ that is shared with those that receive these bags. We are indeed grateful that our friends at RACC often donate these backpacks to our ministry for us to share with those that need them.
The REACH Ministry serves a meal each Saturday evening at 5pm at the Martinsville Hotel. This meal feeds any where from 30 to 80 people. Recently we REACH began serving a meal on the 3rd Sunday of the month too. Many from The Community Fellowship and a few other churches assist with this incredible outreach to those who are hungry in Martinsville and Henry County.
These are but a few of the many people that have joined together with us to bless others that are in need of a meal, a hug, blankets, hygiene items and friends that care. We are honored to partner with others in showing the love of God to our community! That is why we take this opportunity to celebrate these groups of our VOLUNEERS OF THE WEEK. Thank you!