Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Blessings

hey Community family -
We are into this awesome season and ready to celebrate Jesus every chance we get together and as individuals.  In this email we want to share how you can be part of loving others and being generous.
Our annual mission offering is being taken now.  50% of the offering will help people in need right here in our community through our church and Dream Center.  The other 50% will go to help people from Virginia, to North America and to the ends of the earth.  Please give the best gift you can give.
We are helping some kids who will not be getting help any where else this Christmas season.  Teenagers in foster care are not eligible for help from other organizations.  That means we are not partnering with DSS to help several teens.  This Sunday we will give out assignments, and here is some of the list needed:
MALE    Age 17 (SS Child # 16)
Special Wishes:
Sony PSP  (Play Station Portable), Madden 12 (for PSP), MP 3 Player. Foot Locker – Gift Card, Lids – Hat Store
Clothing: Coat:  XL, Shirt:  XL, Pants:  36/30, Shoe:  11 – Black Jordans
Favorite colors: Black, blue, purple, red

FEMALE   Age 18 (SS Child # 7)
Special Wishes: ipod, Walmart – Gift Card, American Eagle – Gift Card, Hot Topic – Gift Card
Clothing: Coat:  L, Shirt:  XL, Pants:  7/9, Shoe:  7 ½
Favorite Colors: Orange, blue, white, pink, black

MALE   Age 18 (SS Child # 10)
Special Wishes: Nike Clothes  (Black Warm-ups), Aeropostle – Gift Card, Foot Locker – Gift Card
Clothing: Coat:  L, Shirt:  M, Pants:  32/32, Shoe:  10 1/2
Favorite Colors: Black, red, white

FEMALE   Age 17 (SS Child # 19)
Special Wishes: Snow Boots, Stereo, Earrings / Necklace, Walmart – Gift Card, Bath and Body Works – Gift Card
Clothing: Coat:  XL, Shirt:  XL, Pants:  11, Dress:  11, Shoes:  7 ½
Favorite Colors: Purple, Blue, Pink
There ARE more children we are helping.  These assignments will be made on Sunday at The Community Fellowship.  If you will not be at church but want to help with certain items, please send us an email (info@thecommunityfellowship) or call the church (276-647-8231).  All items need to be wrapped and have their # placed on the gift.  They will need to be delivered to the church no later than Sunday, December 18th (hopefully long before that date).
Our new series “He Will Be Called” continues this week, and God is using our church to demonstrate the love of God to our community inside the church and outside the church.  May God use you and allow us to be a blessing to people who have little or no hope this Christmas.  God has blessed us so that we can bless others.  See you soon!
With GOD as my guide,
Pastor Michael
PS – Here are dates of what’s happening at church this season:
  • Saturday, Dec 10th from 9 until noon is our 2nd Saturday FREE community meal and clothes closet.  We will have several clothes closet work days before this date.  Volunteers are needed in both areas.
  • Saturday, Dec 10th from 1 until 3pm is a ZUMBATHON happening in our building to help Jennifer Terry, our youth leader and worship band member who is battling breast cancer.  Listen for more info at church and here.
  • Saturday, Dec 17th at 7pm the band ADMIT ONE will be having a Christmas Concert at our church that will benefit a family in need here in our community.  More info to come.
  • Friday, Dec 23rd beginning at 6pm with be our ALL CHURCH CHRISTMAS dinner and worship.  Notice the special day and time.  For the meal it will be pot-luck, and you are encouraged to invite people who are in need and hungry to come with you.
  • Sunday, Dec 25th is Christmas Day, and we will be having a special family worship service that morning.  Here is something new … wear your Christmas pajamas to church!!!! Lets celebrate Jesus!

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