Wednesday, October 10, 2012

prepare for what is ahead

Hello from your leaders at The Community to all our family and friends.  Fall is always an exciting time of the year as we have finished the back2school outreach and head into more times of ministry and planning for the future.  

Saturday is our 2nd Saturday FREE community meal and clothes closet.  It takes place from 9am until noon at the church.  Volunteers are needed beginning at 8:30am.  Pass the word to those who are in need.  Our next community meal will be the 27th from 4 to 6pm.  Get involved, feed the hungry and share Jesus with those we meet.

This Sunday continues our CONSUMED series as we look at Romans 7 and the question of 'why do we do the things we don't want to do'.  All of us struggle, but God has a word for you.  Bring a friend this Sunday as worship begins at 10:10am as usual.  But this Sunday will be anything but usual.

The following Sunday, October 21st, is set to be an awesome day.  First there will be a special announcement made that you don't want to miss.  Next it will be PINK SUNDAY in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Our own Jennifer Terry has struggled this last year and is now cancer free.  We hope to encourage all those in our family who have struggled with cancer.  Wear pink!  That same evening we will be at the ROCKY KNOB picnic area on the Blue Ridge Parkway (a few miles south of where Route 8 crosses the parkway).  We will meet beginning at 3:30 for a cookout and fellowship.

It is NASCAR time again in Martinsville.  Volunteers are needed October 26-28 as we serve the fans who come to town for the race.  See Lee Hobbs if you can volunteer (email Lee at  Help is needed passing out tracts, serving coffee and refreshments, driving the ADA golf carts and more.  This is a great way to serve people in the name of Jesus as we demonstrate the love of God to our community.

We cannot leave out one of our greatest events of the year that happens on Halloween.  Once again we are partnering with btw21 tv station for a family fun night here in the parking lot of the church.  It will be from 6 to 9pm.  We will be serving some food and drink.  People are needed to do trunk-or-treat passing out candy.  We also needs, lots and lots and lots and LOTS of candy.  To help see Michelle Kasey (email her at  Last year we served over 1,500 kids.  Join in the fun!

This Sunday the book CIRCLE MAKER will be available at church for you to buy.  The cost is $12.  Pick one up and join your church leaders and others as we draw circles around the things that are important to God and to us.  We are seeing God do incredible things through His church, and there is much more to come!

Continue to pray for your church leaders as we seek God to help the church grow.  We are continuing to seek a new location for the church as well as to make the changes necessary so we can impact more lives for Jesus as we demonstrate the love of God to our community and beyond!

See ya soon.  We are in this together and make a bigger impact as we serve God together!

for more info about The Community Fellowship or The Community Dream Center call the church at 276-647-8231 or send an email to 

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